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Have We Entered Into a New Cold War Era?

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David Sanger's new book is "New Cold Wars: China's Rise, Russia's Invasion, and America's Struggle to Defend the West." (Dominique Charriau / Getty Images)

In the decades following the collapse of the Soviet Union, U.S. foreign policy coalesced around the idea that Russia – and later China – would integrate into a western world order, leaving American power “fundamentally unchallenged.” But in fact, the military, economic and technological threats posed by those countries have drawn the U.S. toward a new cold war era – one that New York Times reporter David Sanger calls “more complex and dangerous” than we have confronted in nearly 100 years. We talk to Sanger, who’s covered U.S. national security for decades, about why the U.S. misjudged threats to its power and how it might reshape its global influence. His new book is “New Cold Wars: China’s Rise, Russia’s Invasion, and America’s Struggle to Defend the West.”


David Sanger, White House and National Security Correspondent, New York Times


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