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CREES Lecture Series - “Are we living through a new Cold War? Philosophical reflections of a Cold War historian.” - Dr. Sergey Radchenko
It is not uncommon for observers and commentators to draw parallels between the Cold War (1945-1989) and our own, "post-Cold War" era. The Cold War trope is often invoked to characterize both US-Russian and US-China relations. Historians, however, are rarely so inclined, simply because there are too many differences between then and now. But what was the essence of the Cold War, and why is it that we are so eager, as historians, to draw a line indicating a clear end to the conflict in 1989? In this presentation, Radchenko explores both continuities and discontinuities between the Cold War and the present.

Bio of Prof. Sergey Radchenko
Sergey Radchenko is the Wilson E. Schmidt Distinguished Professor at the Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. He has written extensively on the Cold War, nuclear history, and on Russian and Chinese foreign and security policies. He has served as a Global Fellow and a Public Policy Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Centre and as the Zi Jiang Distinguished Professor at East China Normal University (Shanghai). Radchenko’s books include Two Suns in the Heavens: the Sino-Soviet Struggle for Supremacy (Wilson Center Press & Stanford UP, 2009) and Unwanted Visionaries: the Soviet Failure in Asia (Oxford UP, 2014).

Sep 30, 2021 04:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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