The Midterm Elections and the Asia Pivot
April 22, 2014
The Midterm Elections and the Asia Pivot
The Republican Party taking the Senate in the 2014 elections could be a boon for the Asia Pivot.
The Midterm Elections and the Asia Pivot
Russia Accelerates Asia Pivot
April 18, 2014
Russia Accelerates Asia Pivot
Putin has created a special economic zone in the Far East as part of a broader effort to boost ties to Asia.
Russia Accelerates Asia Pivot
Is an Asian NATO Possible?
April 17, 2014
Is an Asian NATO Possible?
A future NATO-like organization in Asia seems more likely than a European NATO seemed at the end of WWII.
Is an Asian NATO Possible?
China and Japan Seek Detente?
April 16, 2014
China and Japan Seek Detente?
All signs suggest that China and Japan are quietly trying to improve ties.
China and Japan Seek Detente?
Overseas Chinese and the Crimea Crisis
April 10, 2014
Overseas Chinese and the Crimea Crisis
Russia's annexation of Crimea could embolden China to intervene in Southeast Asia and Russia's Far East.
Overseas Chinese and the Crimea Crisis
Is India About to Abandon Its No-First Use Nuclear Doctrine?
April 09, 2014
Is India About to Abandon Its No-First Use Nuclear Doctrine?
The BJP election manifesto suggests that India may soon adopt a more aggressive stance on nuclear weapons.
Is India About to Abandon Its No-First Use Nuclear Doctrine?
China Lashes Out at North Korea
April 05, 2014
China Lashes Out at North Korea
China's media offers withering criticism of North Korea as tensions mount between the erstwhile allies.
China Lashes Out at North Korea
Don’t Release Jonathan Pollard
April 02, 2014
Don’t Release Jonathan Pollard
Releasing Israel’s most notorious spy would be a mistake that borders on betrayal.
Don’t Release Jonathan Pollard
Undermine Russia From Within
April 01, 2014
Undermine Russia From Within
Turning Russian public opinion against Vladimir Putin should be the goal. Here's how to do it.
Undermine Russia From Within
Why Did BRICS Back Russia on Crimea?
March 31, 2014
Why Did BRICS Back Russia on Crimea?
The BRICS's support for Russia shows the Western-dominated post-Cold War order is eroding.
Why Did BRICS Back Russia on Crimea?
Germany Rebukes China’s Anti-Japan PR Campaign
March 29, 2014
Germany Rebukes China’s Anti-Japan PR Campaign
Berlin strongly rebuffed Beijing’s efforts to use Germany’s wartime past to shame Japan during Xi’s trip to Germany.
Germany Rebukes China’s Anti-Japan PR Campaign
Education: The Cheap, Easy Way to Eliminate Dirty Bombs
March 28, 2014
Education: The Cheap, Easy Way to Eliminate Dirty Bombs
If the public understood the threat posed by dirty bombs, that threat would no longer exist.
Education: The Cheap, Easy Way to Eliminate Dirty Bombs
The Politics of China’s Urbanization
March 27, 2014
The Politics of China’s Urbanization
Large-scale urbanization is an economic necessity for China, but a political risk for the Chinese Communist Party.
The Politics of China’s Urbanization
A Global Zero World Would Be MAD
March 24, 2014
A Global Zero World Would Be MAD
Abolishing nuclear weapons would make the world more violent and, paradoxically, more prone to nuclear warfare.
A Global Zero World Would Be MAD
The Political Utility of China’s A2/AD Challenge
March 19, 2014
The Political Utility of China’s A2/AD Challenge
Anti-Access/Area Denial is often seen purely in military terms. It’s much bigger than that.
The Political Utility of China’s A2/AD Challenge
Japan and China’s Dispute Goes Nuclear
March 18, 2014
Japan and China’s Dispute Goes Nuclear
Japan and China's bitter PR campaign has now entered the nuclear realm.
Japan and China’s Dispute Goes Nuclear
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