The New Cold War: The United States, Russia, and China from Kosovo to Ukraine (Paperback)

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A leading international relations expert uncovers the key stages that led from the end of the Cold War to the War in Ukraine.

With the Russian invasion of Ukraine in 2022, warnings of a new Cold War proliferated. In fact, argues Gilbert Achcar in this timely new account, the New Cold War has been ongoing since the late 1990s.

Racing to solidify its position as the last remaining superpower, the US alienated Russia and China, pushing them closer and rebooting the 'old' Cold War with disastrous implications. Vladimir Putin's consequent rise and imperialist reinvention, along with Xi Jinping's own ascendancy and increasingly autocratic tendencies, would culminate, respectively, in the invasion of Ukraine and mounting tensions over Taiwan and trade.

Was all this inevitable? What comes after Ukraine, and what might the contours of a more peaceful world look like? These questions and many others are addressed in this essential book by one of the most seasoned analysts of international relations.

With erudition and sobering analysis, Achcar argues that only by understanding this new landscape can we begin to imagine the contours of an alternative, more peaceful world.

About the Author

Gilbert Achcar is Professor of Development Studies and International Relations at SOAS, University of London. He is a frequent contributor to publications including The Nation, Jacobin and Le Monde diplomatique. His books include Perilous Power: The Middle East and U.S. Foreign Policy, co-authored with Noam Chomsky; The Arabs and the Holocaust: The Arab-Israeli War of Narratives; Marxism, Orientalism, Cosmopolitanism; and The People Want: A Radical Exploration of the Arab Uprising.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781642599107
ISBN-10: 1642599107
Publisher: Haymarket Books
Publication Date: April 4th, 2023
Pages: 376
Language: English