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Reading Mr. “X”s “The Sources of Soviet Conduct” | A Primary Source Close Read w/ BRI

What were the constitutional parameters of American foreign policy as Soviet influence began to eclipse eastern Europe? This was the very question a Mr. “X” sought to explore as the world entered a new phase in history – The Cold War. In this Primary Close Read video, BRI Staff Kirk Higgins and Tony Williams unpack “The Sources of Soviet Conduct” by George Kennan, aka Mr. “X.” How should the U.S. respond to Soviet expansion? What was the guiding motivation for Soviet aggression according to Kennan?