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Alexander Cooley Co-Authors Essay for Foreign Affairs on the War in Ukraine and the Fate of Liberalism in the West
March 29, 2022

Alexander Cooley (Clair Tow Professor of Political Science), together with Daniel Nexon, published “A False Dawn for Liberalism? Why the War in Ukraine May Not Revive the West,” in Foreign Affairs (Mar. 29, 2022).

It is still far too soon to know whether Russia’s invasion of Ukraine will reinvigorate the liberal project, yet already there are signs of irrational exuberance among some U.S. and European observers. This could spell trouble, especially if policymakers misread the moment as, say, heralding the end of the crisis of liberal order or the restoration of Western global dominance.