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Mira Rapp-Hooper

Mira Rapp-Hooper

She works on nuclear strategy, signaling, and alliance politics.

Mira can be found on Twitter at @MiraRappHooper.

How History Can Save China-Japan Relations
February 26, 2014
How History Can Save China-Japan Relations
Leaders across Asia should use the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII to build a more peaceful future.
How History Can Save China-Japan Relations
Does America Even Need a Strategy for Asia?
February 03, 2014
Does America Even Need a Strategy for Asia?
Defining ends and means is hard; aligning them is even more so. Still the benefits of a strategy outweigh the costs.
Does America Even Need a Strategy for Asia?
New Iran Sanctions Would Undermine Coercion
January 13, 2014
New Iran Sanctions Would Undermine Coercion
New US sanctions would show Iranian leaders that diplomacy cannot end the nuclear standoff.
New Iran Sanctions Would Undermine Coercion
Rhyme and Reason: Why 2014 Doesn’t Have to be 1914
January 02, 2014
Rhyme and Reason: Why 2014 Doesn’t Have to be 1914
Margaret Macmillan recently warned there are dangerous parallels between the year WWI broke out and today.
Rhyme and Reason: Why 2014 Doesn’t Have to be 1914
East China Sea ADIZ: A Turning Point in US-China Relations?
December 20, 2013
East China Sea ADIZ: A Turning Point in US-China Relations?
In the wake of the new ADIZ, the U.S. may have to reassess its entire approach toward China.
East China Sea ADIZ: A Turning Point in US-China Relations?
Iran's Nuclear Deal and the Misuse of History
November 27, 2013
Iran's Nuclear Deal and the Misuse of History
The North Korean and Libyan nuclear diplomacy models have little in common with Iran today.
Iran's Nuclear Deal and the Misuse of History
The Battle for the Senkakus Moves to the Skies
November 12, 2013
The Battle for the Senkakus Moves to the Skies
Rather than engage in aerial brinksmanship, Japan and China would do well to keep this conflict grounded.
The Battle for the Senkakus Moves to the Skies
3 Reasons Senkaku/Diaoyu Diplomacy Should Be Secret
October 28, 2013
3 Reasons Senkaku/Diaoyu Diplomacy Should Be Secret
China and Japan are right to insist on secrecy in discussing how to resolve the East China Sea dispute.
3 Reasons Senkaku/Diaoyu Diplomacy Should Be Secret
Rebalancing Alliances: The Forgotten Side of the US Pivot
October 04, 2013
Rebalancing Alliances: The Forgotten Side of the US Pivot
The rebalancing of the US-Japan and US-ROK alliances proves that the pivot to Asia is alive and well.
Rebalancing Alliances: The Forgotten Side of the US Pivot
Do Chemical Weapons Threaten US Extended Deterrence in Asia?
September 13, 2013
Do Chemical Weapons Threaten US Extended Deterrence in Asia?
If the U.S. doesn't respond to Syria's chemical weapons use, will its Asian allies doubt its commitment to them?
Do Chemical Weapons Threaten US Extended Deterrence in Asia?
Is Air-Sea Battle Irrelevant?
September 06, 2013
Is Air-Sea Battle Irrelevant?
ASB might be the right concept to fight high-intensity conflicts. But what about everything else?
Is Air-Sea Battle Irrelevant?
With Friends Like These, Who Needs 'the Bomb'?
July 18, 2012
With Friends Like These, Who Needs 'the Bomb'?
Changes to Japan’s Energy Law have some thinking Tokyo is after nukes. Not so, argues Mira Rapp-Hooper.
With Friends Like These, Who Needs 'the Bomb'?
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