As they have occasionally in the past like in the Connery era with FRWL (Both USSR and SPECTRE)-used the Cold War as background,
Same with YOLT,
Goldfinger had the backing of the Red Chinese
Kind of delved into détente in TSWLM and also in TLD
Obviously Cristatos was an Eastern Bloc agent in FYEO.
Max Zorin-Ex KGB.
GE touches on the whole "after the cold war" peace period.
TND-Chinese again, now semi-allies.
same for in DAD, which obviously used the N. Koreans as the main enemies.
CR touches on international terrorist organization
The most obvious example is of course Octopussy with a rogue soviet general and his western agent trying to both steal jewels and reshape a divided Europe.
With Islamic Terrorism back in the news of late (and We pray for the victims and nation of France especially today!, but it's not just them..). Should James Bond go after an actual real world baddie (and not a pushover as they're made out to be in several films) like an Islamic terror plot, or some such?? Or should JB only use these real world events as background, but stick to "lighter" more fictional villains?