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Gregg A. Brazinsky’s new book reviewed by Nicholas Dima


Gregg A. Brazinsky’s new book entitled “Winning the Third World: Sino-American Rivalry During the Cold War” (The University of North Carolina Press, 2017) – focuses on the evolution of China throughout most of the 20th Century, on the one hand, and America’s attitude toward Beijing, on the other. The reviewer, Nicholas Dima, captured the reader’s attention from the very beginning by highlighting that this scholarly work is too detailed for average readers, requiring a total attention.

The review is posted on the website of the prestigious Selous Foundation for Public Policy Research, a conservative Washington DC-based think tank founded in 1985 during the height of the President Ronald Reagan years.


Organized chronologically (by time periods dedicated to major changes in Beijing’s policies and in Washington’s reactions), but also pursuing the topics thematically, Gregg A. Brazinsky’s new book provides an interesting perspective of the evolution of Sino-American relations throughout much of the 20th Century, and many lessons to learn for these days when America and the world need China to contain North Korea.

The reviewer, Nicholas Dima, is also well-known as a great Friend of the Romanian-American University.