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Sarotte Not One Inch

Not One Inch: America, Russia, and the Making of Post-Cold War Stalemate

In her newest book, Professor M.E. Sarotte explores the profound impact of NATO expansion on US-Russia relations since the Cold War, revealing missed opportunities and drawing on newly declassified documents and over 100 interviews.

French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris, January 2022 Gonzalo Fuentes / Reuters

Macron’s Flawed Vision for Europe

In this Foreign Affairs article, Kissinger Center Director Professor Francis J. Gavin and CEPA President and CEO Dr. Alina Polyakova analyze the future of US-Europe relations and Emmanuel Macron's vision for European strategic autonomy.

On the USS Carl Vinson in the South China Sea, April 2017 Matt Brown / Reuters

The Overstretched Superpower

In this Foreign Affairs article, Professor Hal Brands examines the Biden Administration's foreign policy and a key issue in U.S. statecraft: overstretch.

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The Betrayal Myth Behind Putin’s Brinkmanship

In this Wall Street Journal article, Professor M.E. Sarotte examines current relations between NATO and Russia--and possible paths forward--based on an understanding of their relationship since the Cold War.

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The New Cold War: America, China, and the Echoes of History

In this Foreign Affairs article, Professor Hal Brands and Professor John Lewis Gaddis argue that we can learn from history to navigate the new Sino-American cold war.

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Containment Beyond the Cold War: How Washington Lost the Post-Soviet Peace

Professor Mary Elise Sarotte writes in Foreign Affairs that the way NATO expanded, and the alternative methods forfeited, profoundly affected the trajectory of US-Russia relations since the Cold War.

The Lessons of Tragedy: Statecraft and World Order Banner

The Lessons of Tragedy: Statecraft and World Order

Professor Hal Brands and Professor Charlie Edel call on audiences to draw on the lessons of the past to address current threats to international order.

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COVID-19 and World Order: The Future of Conflict, Competition, and Cooperation

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has come with many challenges; learn from experts as they imagine a bold new vision for our future

Post Wall, Post Square: How Bush, Gorbachev, Kohl, and Deng Shaped the World after 1989, by Kiristina Spohr

Post Wall, Post Square: How Bush, Gorbachev, Kohl, and Deng Shaped the World after 1989

In her newest book, Professor Kristina Spohr offers a bold new interpretation of the revolutions of 1989, showing how a new world order was forged—without major conflict.

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The Shoals of Ukraine: Where American Illusions and Great-Power Politics Collide

Professor Mary Sarotte with Serhii Plokhy, in the January/February 2020 print edition of Foreign Affairs, explain how over the past 25 years, efforts to establish a durable post-Cold War Eurasian order have failed over the issue of Ukraine.

Nuclear Weapons and American Grand Strategy by Francis J. Gavin

Nuclear Weapons and American Grand Strategy

Professor Francis J. Gavin highlights how nuclear danger is returning as a genuine threat and corrects misunderstandings around important nuclear questions

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