KC Johnson

War & Peace in the Post-Cold War World

The Russian invasion of Ukraine confirms that the post-Cold War era has come to a close. This seminar will explore the initial promise of how the world responded to the end of the Cold War, the early challenges, and the post-Cold War era’s ultimate decline. We’ll be exploring events in Europe, the Middle East, and East Asia. Each session will end with 10-15 minutes on contemporary events and then some questions & discussion.

March 23: Redefining Europe: Balkans, NATO

April 6: The Second Intifada & Its Effects

April 20: Bush and Iraq

May 4: Russian Revanchism: Georgia, Crimea, Syria

May 18: Challenging the Liberal Order: Hong Kong, Xinjiang, Afghanistan

June 1: The Conflict in Ukraine

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