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Ostpolitik crashes and burns at dawn of new Cold War

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has undone longstanding efforts of Western European countries to insulate their economic ties with Moscow from dangerous political differences such as assaults on Russian dissidents on European territory, periodic cyber attacks and overflights of Russian warplanes. The look-the-other-way approach was modeled on Ostpolitik, the pioneering policy of German Chancellor Willy Brandt […]