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The twilight struggle : what the Cold War teaches us about great-power rivalry today / Hal Brands.

Author/creator Brands, Hal, 1983- author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info New Haven : Yale University Press, [2022]
Descriptionix, 318 pages ; 25 cm
Portion of title What the Cold War teaches us about great-power rivalry today
Contents Twilight struggles, then and now -- Forging a strategy -- Creating situations of strength -- Competing in the nuclear shadow -- Contesting the periphery -- Taking the fight to the enemy -- Setting limits -- Knowing the enemy -- Organizing for victory -- Winning the contest of systems -- Managing the endgame -- Lessons of a twilight struggle.
Summary The United States is entering an era of long-term great-power competition with China and Russia. Such global struggles happen at a geopolitical twilight, between the sunshine of peace and the darkness of war. In this innovative and illuminating book, Hal Brands, a leading historian and former Pentagon adviser, argues that America should look to the history of the Cold War for lessons in how to succeed in great-power rivalry today.0 Although dangerous authoritarian powers are challenging U.S. influence, America's muscle memory for dealing with powerful foes has atrophied in the thirty years since the Cold War ended. In long-term competitions where the diplomatic jockeying is intense and the threat of violence is omnipresent, the United States will need all the historical insight it can get. Exploring how America won a previous twilight struggle is the starting point for determining how America can master another persistent high-stakes rivalry today.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (pages 257-305) and index.
Issued in other formOnline version: Brands, Hal, 1983- Twilight struggle. New Haven : Yale University Press, [2022] 9780300262698
LCCN 2021935428
ISBN9780300250787 (hardcover ; alk. paper)

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