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The lost peace : how we failed to prevent a second Cold War

ISBN: 9780300255010
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Yale University Press
Origin: US
Release Date: January, 2024

Book Details

The first account of the new Cold War–revealing how today’s renewed era of global great power competition could threaten us all Three decades after the Cold War ended, the hopes for a new and more cooperative era in world politics have been lost. With the rise of China and the resurgence of Russia, today there are once again global powers rivaling those of the West. We are now in a Second Cold War, and international security is under threat. A In this incisive account, Richard Sakwa traces the loss of peace and the new configuration of international politics that has arisen in its place, demonstrating that the years of “cold peace” were little more than a hiatus. As Russia aligns with China, shifts in global politics blur the lines of confrontation and the liberal order as a whole faces unprecedented challenges. In a compelling reinterpretation of the accepted narrative, Sakwa shows how this new conflict could have been avoided–and what we need to learn to finally inaugurate a new peace order.