The Cold War of the 20th century seems clear cut, in retrospect: a galvanizing competition to rally free and market-oriented societies against a godless communist empire. But the 21st century has brought about new, more complicated conflicts. Historian Stephen Kotkin examines U.S. relations with China, Russia, and Iran from the 1970s to the present.
Stephen Kotkin is John P. Birkelund ’52 Professor in History and International Affairs at Princeton University, 2019 Eurasia Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, and the author of Stalin: Waiting for Hitler, 1929–1941.
Presented in collaboration with the Foreign Policy Research Institute
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