Are we in a Cold War and are there parallels from President Reagan’s term to now? On this episode of the USSC Briefing Room, we were joined by Dr William Inboden, Executive Director and William Powers Jr Chair at the Clements Center for National Security at the University of Texas-Austin and author of The Peacemaker: Ronald Reagan, the Cold War and the World on the Brink. He wrote the US Government’s national security strategy in 2006 and shares both his historic and strategic insights about what lessons we can glean from Reagan on everything from de-escalating with China to the future of the Republican Party.

What parallels are there between the former Soviet Union and China today? Is the current competition with China a battle of ideas? Dr Inboden shares his insights from history and recommendations moving forward.

The USSC Briefing Room is a podcast from the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney. It gives you a seat at the table for a briefing on the latest US news and foreign policy. Co-hosts Mari Koeck, Jared Mondschein and Victoria Cooper talk to experts to cover what you need to know and what's beneath the surface of the news.

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