For the past month, the world's geopolitical chessboard has been dominated by a blustery pair of familiar figures: the United States and Russia. Their ostensible objective is the stabilization of a country most Americans couldn't find on a map, but it's the uneasy diplomatic brinkmanship between these former rivals that is most captivating — the echoes of a time, no less than a quarter century ago, when a nuclear exchange between these two militaristic nations seemed... More >>>