Boring Choice #2 wrote:I have no idea what clash of civilizations is about, but yeah, those are the new cold war. Or luke warm war or what have you.
It contains to some extent the hostility between countries (or in some cases people or groups of people). The relationship is characterized by threats and / or propaganda, and / or generally antagonism.
It's not the same as the cold war between the Americans and the Russians was, but still.
There's an old but influential (and controversial) essay by Samuel Huntington that's worth reading in this context.