In this edition of Wilson Center NOW we speak with author and Wilson Center Cold War Fellow Sam Wells on his latest book Fearing the Worst: How Korea Transformed the Cold War.  After World War II, the escalating tensions of the Cold War shaped the international system.  Wells book explains how the Korean War fundamentally changed postwar competition between the United States and the Soviet Union into a militarized confrontation that would last decades.


Samuel F. Wells Jr. is a Cold War Fellow in the History and Public Policy Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, where he founded the International Security Studies Program and served as associate director and deputy director. His publications include The Strategic Triangle: France, Germany, and the United States in the Shaping of the New Europe (2006).


John Milewski is the executive producer and managing editor of Wilson Center NOW and also serves as director of Wilson Center ON DEMAND digital programming.