The President’s Inbox

A New Era of Great Power Competition, With Hal Brands

January 25, 2022

Hal Brands, Henry A. Kissinger distinguished professor of global affairs at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss what lessons the United States can draw from the Cold War for understanding our new era of great power rivalry.


Books Mentioned on the Podcast 


Hal Brands, The Twilight Struggle: What the Cold War Teaches Us about Great-Power Rivalry Today (2022) 


Articles Mentioned on the Podcast 


Hal Brands, “Containment Can Work Against China, Too,” Wall Street Journal, December 3, 2021 


Hal Brands, “The Overstretched Superpower,” Foreign Affairs, January 18, 2022 


Richard Fontaine, “Washington’s Missing China Strategy,” Foreign Affairs, January 14, 2022 


“X” (George Kennan), “The Sources of Soviet Conduct,” Foreign Affairs (July 1947)