May 08, 2022

Twilight Struggle: Cold War Lessons for US-China Today

By Emily Jin and Jordan Schneider

On the latest episode of Jordan Schneider's ChinaTalks, Hal Brands, professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and the author of The Twilight Struggle: What the Cold War Teaches Us about Great-Power Rivalry Today, along with co-host Emily Jin of the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), discuss a number of questions, including: how the US capitalized on Soviet heavy-handedness in the developing world; how technology impacted the broader trajectory of the Cold War; the US’s never-ending cycles of self-confidence and self-doubt; today’s Sinologists versus Cold War Sovietologists; and why the only person who can stop the war in Ukraine is the one who started it.

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