The New Cold War: The US, Russia and China Today

Join leading international relations experts Gilbert Achcar and Ilya Budraitskis as the discuss Achcar's latest book The New Cold War: The United States, Russia, and China from Kosovo to Ukraine.

Join leading international relations experts Gilbert Achcar and Ilya Budraitskis as the discuss Achcar’s latest book, The New Cold War: The United States, Russia, and China from Kosovo to Ukraine. With the Russian invasion of Ukraine in 2022, warnings of a new Cold War proliferated. In fact, the New Cold War has been ongoing since the late 1990s. Racing to solidify its position as the last remaining superpower, the US alienated Russia and China, pushing them closer and rebooting the ‘old’ Cold War with disastrous implications. Vladimir Putin’s consequent rise and imperialist reinvention, along with Xi Jinping’s own ascendancy and increasingly autocratic tendencies, would culminate, respectively, in the invasion of Ukraine and mounting tensions over Taiwan and trade


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Gilbert Achcar’s newest book is The New Cold War: The United States, Russia and Ukraine, from Kosovo to Ukraine (2023).

Ilya Budraitskis is a historian and journalist.

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