ChinaTalk: Twilight Struggle: Cold War Lessons for US-China Today

By Jordan Schneider
Monday, May 9, 2022, 4:04 PM

Hal Brands (@HalBrands), professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, is the author of The Twilight Struggle: What the Cold War Teaches Us about Great-Power Rivalry Today. Along with co-host Emily Jin @ew_jin) of the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), we discuss:

  • 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
  • Why the only person who can stop the war in Ukraine is the one who started it

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Outro music: Nancy by Ak Benjamin ft. Marz23


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