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The Twilight Struggle: What the Cold War Teaches Us about Great-Power Rivalry Today, by Hal Brands

The Twilight Struggle: What the Cold War Teaches Us about Great-Power Rivalry Today

In his newest book, Professor Hal Brands highlights key lessons from the Cold War that the U.S. can leverage for today’s great power competition with China and Russia, analyzing the instructive strategic thinking that delivered the U.S. success in the Cold War.

Sarotte Not One Inch

Not One Inch: America, Russia, and the Making of Post-Cold War Stalemate

In her newest book, Professor M.E. Sarotte explores the profound impact of NATO expansion on US-Russia relations since the Cold War, revealing missed opportunities and drawing on newly declassified documents and over 100 interviews.

Russian President Putin meets with Chinese President Xi in Brasilia, March 2022 Sputnik Photo Agency via Reuters, Accessed from Foreign Affairs

What China Can Learn From German History

In this Foreign Affairs article, Kissinger Center faculty members Professor Sergey Radchenko and Professor Mary Elise Sarotte argue that China can draw on German history in its relations with Russia following the invasion of Ukraine.

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What’s the Likelihood of Nuclear War?

In this article in The Atlantic by Uri Friedman, Professor Sergey Radchenko and Professor Mary Sarotte share their insights into major moments in Cold War history and how those crises compare to the crisis in Ukraine.

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Bloomberg Opinion: Professor Hal Brands

In his weekly Bloomberg opinion column, Professor Hal Brands shares insights on pressing geopolitical issues facing the world.

The Russian and Chinese national flags are seen on the table as Russia's President Vladimir Putin and his China's President Xi Jinping stand during a signing ceremony at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on Nov. 9, 2014. Accessed from Foreign Poli

Opposing China Means Defeating Russia

In this Foreign Policy article, Professor Hal Brands examines the ways in which US policy towards Russia in Ukraine and its policy towards China are interrelated.

Topol-M, a Russian intercontinental ballistic missile, on display during a military parade. CREDIT: GETTY IMAGES, The Hub

Russia's Nuclear Option

In this interview with The Hub, Director of the Kissinger Center Professor Francis J. Gavin shares his expert insights on Russia's nuclear stance in the conflict in Ukraine.

Professor Sergey Radchenko by Dan Williams, The Economist

Sergey Radchenko, an expert on Russia’s foreign relations, writes on its evolving friendship with China

In his article in The Economist, Professor Sergey Radchenko discusses the relationship between Russia and China, in light of the invasion of Ukraine.

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Putin has revived the cruelty of the Soviet regime

In this article in The Spectator, Professor Sergey Radchenko compares the policies of Putin to those of the Soviet regime.

President Biden at the White House, March 2022 Kevin Lamarque / Reuters, Foreign Affairs

The Return of Pax Americana?

In this Foreign Affairs article, Professor Michael Beckley (Tufts) and Professor Hal Brands (Johns Hopkins SAIS) examine the implications of Russia's invasion of Ukraine for U.S. foreign policy.

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I’m a Cold War Historian. We’re in a Frightening New Era

In this New York Times op-ed, Professor Mary Elise Sarotte shares her expert insights as a historian to shed light on the current geopolitical period in the West's relationship with Russia.

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