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China Created ISIS, Too
September 15, 2014
China Created ISIS, Too
Don’t just blame the U.S. China helped support the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham’s rise as well.
China Created ISIS, Too
Why Nuclear Weapons Work
September 13, 2014
Why Nuclear Weapons Work
Far from being a myth, nuclear deterrence is nearly an ironclad law.
Why Nuclear Weapons Work
Japan’s Undemocratic Foreign Policy
September 12, 2014
Japan’s Undemocratic Foreign Policy
Shinzo Abe’s position on the Senkaku Islands dispute is wrongheaded, and the Japanese people know it.
Japan’s Undemocratic Foreign Policy
How the US Made ISIS a Threat
September 06, 2014
How the US Made ISIS a Threat
The U.S. not only helped create ISIS, but also turned it into a threat to the United States.
How the US Made ISIS a Threat
Can Limited Nuclear Attacks De-Escalate Conflicts?
September 06, 2014
Can Limited Nuclear Attacks De-Escalate Conflicts?
Plus, time to ban hypersonic missiles? Some general interest links.
Can Limited Nuclear Attacks De-Escalate Conflicts?
The CCP Didn’t Fight Imperial Japan; the KMT Did
September 04, 2014
The CCP Didn’t Fight Imperial Japan; the KMT Did
While the KMT military defended China against Japan during WWII, the CCP built up strength for the civil war.
The CCP Didn’t Fight Imperial Japan; the KMT Did
Yes, Hiroshima and Nagasaki <em>Definitely</em> Saved Lives
September 02, 2014
Yes, Hiroshima and Nagasaki Definitely Saved Lives
The Pacific Realist responds to Ward Wilson about whether the atomic bombings of Japan saved lives or not.
Yes, Hiroshima and Nagasaki Definitely Saved Lives
The Great Myth: World War I Was No Accident
August 30, 2014
The Great Myth: World War I Was No Accident
World War I wasn't an inadvertent war but the result of deliberate German state policy.
The Great Myth: World War I Was No Accident
Chinese Air Force Pilots Are <em>Not</em> Going Rogue
August 27, 2014
Chinese Air Force Pilots Are Not Going Rogue
The U.S. has a dangerous tendency of excusing Chinese aggression by blaming it on rogue PLA members.
Chinese Air Force Pilots Are Not Going Rogue
Did Bombing Hiroshima and Nagasaki Save Lives?
August 25, 2014
Did Bombing Hiroshima and Nagasaki Save Lives?
The question goes to the heart of the debate about the utility of nuclear weapons and the rationale for keeping them.
Did Bombing Hiroshima and Nagasaki Save Lives?
Resolving Asia's History Wars Once and for All
August 23, 2014
Resolving Asia's History Wars Once and for All
There's a painfully obvious solution to Asia’s history wars which no side even tries.
Resolving Asia's History Wars Once and for All
Only US Can Prevent Great Power War
August 22, 2014
Only US Can Prevent Great Power War
The preconditions for a hegemonic war currently exist in the world, but the U.S. can still prevent one.
Only US Can Prevent Great Power War
No, Great Power War Isn't Obsolete
August 22, 2014
No, Great Power War Isn't Obsolete
"Great powers, especially nuclear-armed ones, don’t go to war with each other lightly. But sometimes wars happen."
No, Great Power War Isn't Obsolete
China’s Corruption Problem: A Catch-22
August 19, 2014
China’s Corruption Problem: A Catch-22
Not tackling corruption could destroy the CCP, but being too vigilant also threatens the Party.
China’s Corruption Problem: A Catch-22
Philippines Military to Offer Cruise Service in South China Sea
August 17, 2014
Philippines Military to Offer Cruise Service in South China Sea
The Philippines military wants to create a cruise service to take tourists around disputed parts of the South China Sea.
Philippines Military to Offer Cruise Service in South China Sea
Hillary Clinton's Foreign Policy Views Don't Matter
August 16, 2014
Hillary Clinton's Foreign Policy Views Don't Matter
Hillary's Clinton may be a foreign policy hawk, but that won't matter in 2016.
Hillary Clinton's Foreign Policy Views Don't Matter
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