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Iran’s Middle East Nightmare
July 10, 2014
Iran’s Middle East Nightmare
The last few years have not been kind to Iran, especially in the Middle East.
Iran’s Middle East Nightmare
China’s Changing Position on Japan’s History
July 08, 2014
China’s Changing Position on Japan’s History
In recent years, China has significantly hardened its stance on Japan acknowledging its imperial past. Why?
China’s Changing Position on Japan’s History
Taiwan and Japan’s Collective Self-Defense
July 02, 2014
Taiwan and Japan’s Collective Self-Defense
Though left unsaid, a Chinese invasion of Taiwan figured prominently into Tokyo’s reinterpretation of Article 9.
Taiwan and Japan’s Collective Self-Defense
China Won’t Be a Different Kind of Global Power
July 02, 2014
China Won’t Be a Different Kind of Global Power
Like the U.S. before it, the China of today will be the hegemon of tomorrow.
China Won’t Be a Different Kind of Global Power
Is China a Paper Tiger?
June 28, 2014
Is China a Paper Tiger?
Plus, Fukuyama on the absurdity of U.S. foreign policy. Weekend reading links.
Is China a Paper Tiger?
China’s Media Endorses RIMPAC (Well, Sort Of)
June 27, 2014
China’s Media Endorses RIMPAC (Well, Sort Of)
A Global Times editorial endorses RIMPAC and Sino-U.S. military cooperation, but it isn’t happy about it.
China’s Media Endorses RIMPAC (Well, Sort Of)
Can India Avoid Iraq’s Sectarian Conflict?
June 26, 2014
Can India Avoid Iraq’s Sectarian Conflict?
Around 25,000 Indian Shias have volunteered to travel to Iraq to defend the Shia government in Baghdad.
Can India Avoid Iraq’s Sectarian Conflict?
China’s Growing Hegemonic Bent
June 26, 2014
China’s Growing Hegemonic Bent
More and more, China is engaging in the same kind of hegemonic actions it has always denounced in others.
China’s Growing Hegemonic Bent
China’s Deafening Silence on Iraq
June 19, 2014
China’s Deafening Silence on Iraq
The Iraq crisis again shows that even as China demands major power status, it remains entirely unwilling to act like one.
China’s Deafening Silence on Iraq
Will Iran Play the Crimea Card in Iraq?
June 19, 2014
Will Iran Play the Crimea Card in Iraq?
Not unlike Russia in Ukraine, Iran says it will intervene in Iraq to protect the country’s Shia people and holy sites.
Will Iran Play the Crimea Card in Iraq?
Asia’s Coming Nuclear Arms Race
June 18, 2014
Asia’s Coming Nuclear Arms Race
The introduction of MIRVed missiles in Asia is likely to prompt a major nuclear arms race in the region.
Asia’s Coming Nuclear Arms Race
‘The End of History’: 25 Years On
June 18, 2014
‘The End of History’: 25 Years On
Plus, is amphibious assault not dead after all? Pacific Realist links.
‘The End of History’: 25 Years On
History’s Judgment: The Iraq Surge Failed
June 13, 2014
History’s Judgment: The Iraq Surge Failed
Iraq's unraveling confirms that, based on its own definition of success, the 2007 surge failed.
History’s Judgment: The Iraq Surge Failed
Nuclear Bombers in an A2/AD World
June 11, 2014
Nuclear Bombers in an A2/AD World
Anti-access/area-denial capabilities will not impact the nuclear mission of America’s bomber fleet.
Nuclear Bombers in an A2/AD World
China ‘Internationalizes’ South China Sea Dispute
June 10, 2014
China ‘Internationalizes’ South China Sea Dispute
By raising the oil rig dispute with Vietnam at the UN, China risks setting a dangerous precedent for itself.
China ‘Internationalizes’ South China Sea Dispute
Would You Like an F-35 With Your Aegis?
June 10, 2014
Would You Like an F-35 With Your Aegis?
It’s no coincidence that the Asian nations with Aegis combat systems are also the ones buying the F-35.
Would You Like an F-35 With Your Aegis?
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