A 4-minute analysis deflating the hyperbole that the conflict over Ukraine and the Crimea is a “new Cold War” between the US and Russia:

This is a conflict involving many countries.

That might make the situation quite complex, quite messy. But it also means that we are not talking about nuclear showdowns. We are not talking about dividing the world up into two camps — the Free World v. Communists.

We are not talking about a world of Doomsday clocks, fallout shelters, and other signs of an imminent Apocalypse.