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Why D-Day Would Fail Today
June 07, 2014
Why D-Day Would Fail Today
Modern defense technology has made seaborne invasions all the more difficult.
Why D-Day Would Fail Today
D-Day Validates Realism
June 06, 2014
D-Day Validates Realism
U.S. WWII policy in general, and the landing at Normandy in particular, were based on realist logic.
D-Day Validates Realism
Tiananmen Square in the Age of Twitter
June 05, 2014
Tiananmen Square in the Age of Twitter
The real wild card in assessing whether Tiananmen Square could happen today is the role of social media
Tiananmen Square in the Age of Twitter
The Strategic Logic of the US-Taliban Prisoner Swap Deal
June 03, 2014
The Strategic Logic of the US-Taliban Prisoner Swap Deal
Debates over the merits of the U.S.-Taliban prisoner swap agreement are missing the point.
The Strategic Logic of the US-Taliban Prisoner Swap Deal
To Lead In Asia, Japan Must Take China to Court
May 31, 2014
To Lead In Asia, Japan Must Take China to Court
Acknowledging the Senkaku dispute and appealing to international law would benefit both Japan and ASEAN.
To Lead In Asia, Japan Must Take China to Court
N. Korea Won’t Cause a Nuclear Domino in Asia (But China Might)
May 31, 2014
N. Korea Won’t Cause a Nuclear Domino in Asia (But China Might)
If there is a nuclear arms race in Asia, China's conventional military power will be to blame.
N. Korea Won’t Cause a Nuclear Domino in Asia (But China Might)
In Asia, Fears of North Korea's Collapse Grow
May 30, 2014
In Asia, Fears of North Korea's Collapse Grow
A number of signs suggest that South Korea and China believe the risk of North Korea’s demise is growing.
In Asia, Fears of North Korea's Collapse Grow
Obama’s Nixon Doctrine
May 29, 2014
Obama’s Nixon Doctrine
President Obama’s speech in West Point reaffirmed his commitment to adopting the Guam Doctrine.
Obama’s Nixon Doctrine
China and Japan Battle for Russia’s Allegiance
May 28, 2014
China and Japan Battle for Russia’s Allegiance
Russia’s importance and non-alignment has Tokyo and Beijing competing for its hearts and minds.
China and Japan Battle for Russia’s Allegiance
The Normative Origins of the US-China Spying Row
May 22, 2014
The Normative Origins of the US-China Spying Row
America and China’s dispute over economic cyber-espionage is rooted in different conceptions of the state.
The Normative Origins of the US-China Spying Row
How Japan and North Korea ‘Use’ Each Other
May 21, 2014
How Japan and North Korea ‘Use’ Each Other
Both North Korean and Japan use each other primarily to posture towards third parties.
How Japan and North Korea ‘Use’ Each Other
Should Pakistan Welcome Modi’s Election in India?
May 17, 2014
Should Pakistan Welcome Modi’s Election in India?
Narendra Modi and the Bharatiya Janata Party’s victory may ultimately work out in Pakistan’s favor.
Should Pakistan Welcome Modi’s Election in India?
Solving Intra-ASEAN South China Sea Disputes
May 14, 2014
Solving Intra-ASEAN South China Sea Disputes
It’s time for the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia and Brunei to resolve their own territorial disputes.
Solving Intra-ASEAN South China Sea Disputes
Why Did North Korea Build Nukes While South Korea Foreswore Them?
May 10, 2014
Why Did North Korea Build Nukes While South Korea Foreswore Them?
The conventional military balance on the Korean Peninsula best explains North and South Korea’s nuclear trajectories.
Why Did North Korea Build Nukes While South Korea Foreswore Them?
Is Iran Ten Years Away From a Nuclear Bomb?
May 10, 2014
Is Iran Ten Years Away From a Nuclear Bomb?
A former Israeli atomic chief claims Iran would need ten years to develop an operational nuclear weapon.
Is Iran Ten Years Away From a Nuclear Bomb?
Why China's Terrorists are Targeting Train Stations
May 09, 2014
Why China's Terrorists are Targeting Train Stations
The decision by Uighur separatists to target Chinese rail stations is both symbolic and strategic
Why China's Terrorists are Targeting Train Stations
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