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What do They Know?

• by Claire Bernish

A "serious military confrontation" between Russia and NATO nations ranks at the top of the Council on Foreign Relations list of conflict risks for 2017 — and judging by the new McCarthyite, Red Scare hysteria gripping the nation, it seems the United States is hell bent on making that a reality.

For its ninth annual Preventive Priorities Survey, CFR's Center for Preventive Action (CPA) "asked foreign policy experts to rank conflicts based on their likelihood of occurring or escalating and their potential impact on U.S. national interests."

A military conflict between Russia and a NATO member nation would stem "from assertive Russian behavior in Eastern Europe," according to the survey.