New Cold Wars: China’s rise, Russia’s invasion, and America’s struggle to defend the West

Sanger, David E


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A fast-paced account of America’s plunge into simultaneous Cold Wars against two very different adversaries – Xi Jinping’s China and Vladimir Putin’s Russia – based on deep reporting.

New Cold Wars – the latest from Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and bestselling author of The Perfect Weapon, David E. Sanger – tells the riveting story of America at a crossroads. At the turn of the millennium, the United States was confident that a democratic Russia and a newly wealthy China could gradually be pulled into the Western-led order. That proved a fantasy. By the time Washington emerged from the age of terrorism, the three nuclear powers were engaged in a new, high-stakes struggle for military, economic, and technological supremacy – with nations around the world forced to take sides.

Interviewing a remarkable array of top officials in the United States, foreign leaders, and tech companies thrust onto the front lines, Sanger unfolds a riveting narrative spun around the era’s critical questions. Will the mistakes Putin made in his ill-considered invasion of Ukraine prove his undoing, and will he reach for his nuclear arsenal? Will China strike back at the US chip embargo, or seize Taiwan, the world’s semiconductor capital?

Taking readers from the battlefields of Ukraine – where trench warfare and cyberwarfare are fought side by side – to the back rooms and boardrooms where diplomats, spies, and tech executives jockey for geopolitical advantage, New Cold Wars is a remarkable first-draft history chronicling America’s return to superpower conflict, the choices that lie ahead, and what is at stake for the United States and the world.

Praise for The Perfect Weapon-

‘An important – and deeply sobering – new book about cyberwarfare.’
-Nicholas Kristof, New York Times

‘A persuasive argument for the truth of the book’s title.’
-Christian Caryl, The Washington Post

Format: Paperback
Pages: 544
Imprint: Scribe Australia
Publication date: 30/04/2024

ISBN: 9781761381126 Category: