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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
The US Air Force's Asia Pivot
March 14, 2014
The US Air Force's Asia Pivot
Plus, the U.S. military defines Air-Sea Battle... again. And some other linkage.
The US Air Force's Asia Pivot
Iran and Pakistan’s Coming Clash
March 13, 2014
Iran and Pakistan’s Coming Clash
Iran and Pakistan are on a collision course as a series of issues are straining ties.
Iran and Pakistan’s Coming Clash
Responding to Russia's Nuclear Inspections Ban
March 12, 2014
Responding to Russia's Nuclear Inspections Ban
If Moscow makes good on its threat to ban nuclear inspections, the US should respond with a nuclear arms buildup.
Responding to Russia's Nuclear Inspections Ban
China Draws ‘Red Line’ on US, Not North Korea
March 11, 2014
China Draws ‘Red Line’ on US, Not North Korea
Western media outlets reported this weekend that China’s FM Wang Yi drew a “red line” against Pyongyang. He didn’t.
China Draws ‘Red Line’ on US, Not North Korea
In Ukraine, Russia Can’t Lose
March 11, 2014
In Ukraine, Russia Can’t Lose
No matter which way Ukraine has turned in recent weeks, the West has proclaimed that Putin is winning.
In Ukraine, Russia Can’t Lose
Only Realists Spread Democracy
March 07, 2014
Only Realists Spread Democracy
History leaves no doubt that realists have been the most successful foreign policy faction in exporting democracy.
Only Realists Spread Democracy
Russia Is Doomed
March 05, 2014
Russia Is Doomed
Don’t be fooled by Putin’s façade; the pillars of Russian power are steadily declining.
Russia Is Doomed
China’s ‘Blurred Lines’ on Security Threats
March 01, 2014
China’s ‘Blurred Lines’ on Security Threats
Under Xi Jinping, the Chinese Communist Party is purposely conflating external and domestic security threats.
China’s ‘Blurred Lines’ on Security Threats
Are Taiwan’s Days Numbered?
February 27, 2014
Are Taiwan’s Days Numbered?
A new essay argues that Taiwan’s least bad option may be to adopt the “Hong Kong strategy.”
Are Taiwan’s Days Numbered?
China Can Be More Powerful Without Getting Rich
February 25, 2014
China Can Be More Powerful Without Getting Rich
History shows that wealth is a poor indicator of the distribution of power in the international system.
China Can Be More Powerful Without Getting Rich
The Air-Sea Battle Debate Heats Up
February 22, 2014
The Air-Sea Battle Debate Heats Up
Plus, contemporary nuclear strategy and correcting misconceptions on Iran. Weekend links.
The Air-Sea Battle Debate Heats Up
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