May 08, 2022

Twilight Struggle: Cold War Lessons for US-China Today

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.

Listen to the full podcast from ChinaTalks.

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