The Religious Origins of Western Strategy
April 16, 2014
The Religious Origins of Western Strategy
The West’s uneasiness with misdirection might be rooted in Christianity.
The Religious Origins of Western Strategy
Measuring Naval Power: Bigger Ain’t Always Better
April 12, 2014
Measuring Naval Power: Bigger Ain’t Always Better
Aggregate tonnage alone doesn’t win naval battles in the modern era, and suggesting otherwise is dangerous.
Measuring Naval Power: Bigger Ain’t Always Better
The Anatomy of Peaceful Power Transitions
April 10, 2014
The Anatomy of Peaceful Power Transitions
World War I provides a nice contrast to the violent power transitions of Thucydides’ day.
The Anatomy of Peaceful Power Transitions
Rome, Carthage and US-China Relations
April 04, 2014
Rome, Carthage and US-China Relations
With all this Thucydidesmania, it’s easy to forget the important lessons the Punic Wars might offer China and the US.
Rome, Carthage and US-China Relations
Academia Embraces Reality?
April 01, 2014
Academia Embraces Reality?
Younger academics seem to be more comfortable with pragmatism than their forbearers.
Academia Embraces Reality?
Why Russia Yearns for Empire
March 28, 2014
Why Russia Yearns for Empire
A primal instinct was behind Russia’s annexation of Crimea, and its one shared by other powers.
Why Russia Yearns for Empire
How Japan Could Turn the Table on China
March 24, 2014
How Japan Could Turn the Table on China
Although Japan should repent for its crimes against China, so too should the CCP.
How Japan Could Turn the Table on China
What Japan and the US Can Learn From March Madness
March 20, 2014
What Japan and the US Can Learn From March Madness
One can do worse than the basketball metaphor for explaining the Senkaku/Diaoyu Island dispute.
What Japan and the US Can Learn From March Madness
How China Strengthens Japan’s Navy
March 17, 2014
How China Strengthens Japan’s Navy
In trying to counter China in the East China Sea, the JMSDF is honing its skills.
How China Strengthens Japan’s Navy
Of Course the PLA is Planning for a 'Short, Sharp War'
March 14, 2014
Of Course the PLA is Planning for a 'Short, Sharp War'
The "revelation" that China's military is planning for a quick war with Japan should shock no one.
Of Course the PLA is Planning for a 'Short, Sharp War'
Taiwan: Why China Backs Russia on Ukraine
March 10, 2014
Taiwan: Why China Backs Russia on Ukraine
By calling for a peaceful solution to the Ukraine crisis, China is hoping that Kiev submits to Russia.
Taiwan: Why China Backs Russia on Ukraine
Mearsheimer Is Dangerously Optimistic
March 08, 2014
Mearsheimer Is Dangerously Optimistic
Mearsheimer’s claim that China’s military power is significantly inferior to the U.S. misses the point.
Mearsheimer Is Dangerously Optimistic
US Strategy in the Second Nuclear Age
March 06, 2014
US Strategy in the Second Nuclear Age
America's nuclear triad shouldn't be held sacrosanct just to please advocates in the U.S. Navy and Air Force.
US Strategy in the Second Nuclear Age
Has China Awoken a Sleeping Giant in Japan?
March 01, 2014
Has China Awoken a Sleeping Giant in Japan?
In his dispatch from Tokyo, the Naval Diplomat reports that Japan has given up debating the nature of China’s rise.
Has China Awoken a Sleeping Giant in Japan?
The Essential Guide to Writing a Best-Selling Strategy
February 27, 2014
The Essential Guide to Writing a Best-Selling Strategy
“Overlooking the interactive nature of strategic competition amounts to unilateral intellectual disarmament.”
The Essential Guide to Writing a Best-Selling Strategy
Strategy and the Tyranny of Maxims
February 23, 2014
Strategy and the Tyranny of Maxims
Military strategists need the intellectual toolkits to use bumper-sticker precepts knowledgeably and nimbly.
Strategy and the Tyranny of Maxims
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