“Bullets, Not a Taxi”

The Russian invasion of Ukraine is the end of the post-Cold-War era and brings back the era of great power conflict. That’s why September 11 did not herald a new era, much as it seemed to at the time. It did not raise the prospect of opposition to an American-led order by a great-power competitor: another nuclear-armed nation with thousands of tanks and modern military aircraft, the full panoply of a major world power.

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