This episode of the MWI Podcast features a conversation with Dr. Hal Brands, a Henry A. Kissinger Distinguished Professor of Global Affairs at Johns Hopkins’ School of Advanced International Studies and author of American Grand Strategy in the Age of Trump. He explains the many contemporary challenges to the longstanding US-led world order. In a world that looks to most observers like a dynamic and tumultuous place, however, there are drivers of change that can be identified and patterns to be discerned.

Given major changes to the geopolitical landscape in the past, including most notably the end of the Cold War, why is now the time that we’re seeing such turbulence? Are autocratic regimes and revisionist states especially emboldened today? And if so, why? Dr. Brands addresses these and other questions in a wide-ranging and fascinating conversation.

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