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'Behind the Blue': The 'triangle of power' with Gregory Hall

LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 15, 2023) — Since the end of World War II, the United States, China and Russia have held a position as the three biggest players on the international stage. The relationships between these three countries dictated events on a global level through the end of the Cold War, according to many observers.

However, Gregory Hall, Ph.D., contends that this relationship didn’t dissolve but actually reconfigured and adjusted to the new post-Cold War landscape of the 1990s, and actually continues even today as a feature of international politics.

Hall, an associate professor in University of Kentucky's Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce, has held appointments at institutions in both the United States and abroad, including Hong Kong and Turkey. He also helped direct the initiative to establish a peace studies program at Morehouse College, where he previously served as head of the Department of Political Science and director of the International Studies Program.

On this episode of "Behind the Blue," Hall discusses his new book about this "strategic triangle dynamic" between the U.S., China and Russia, the impact that domestic policies in each country have on the bigger relationship, what both the COVID-19 pandemic and the war in Ukraine can tell us about future challenges on the world scene and more.

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