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The Shangri-La Dialogue: Lots of Talk, Few Answers
June 07, 2017
The Shangri-La Dialogue: Lots of Talk, Few Answers
Rather than “building confidence,” the Dialogue exacerbated relations between China and the United States and its allies.
The Shangri-La Dialogue: Lots of Talk, Few Answers
The Problem With the Pivot, Part 2
December 17, 2016
The Problem With the Pivot, Part 2
"The pivot to Asia is a pivot to conflict with China."
The Problem With the Pivot, Part 2
The Myth of a ‘Strategic Imbalance’ in the South China Sea
November 20, 2015
The Myth of a ‘Strategic Imbalance’ in the South China Sea
As Australia focuses on China's perceived advantages in the SCS, it's worth taking a closer look at that narrative.
The Myth of a ‘Strategic Imbalance’ in the South China Sea
Robert Strausz-Hupe and the Balance of Tomorrow
August 01, 2015
Robert Strausz-Hupe and the Balance of Tomorrow
Meet the WWII era political scientist who predicted the tilt in the balance of power towards Asia.
Robert Strausz-Hupe and the Balance of Tomorrow
Nicholas Spykman and the Struggle for the Asiatic Mediterranean
January 09, 2015
Nicholas Spykman and the Struggle for the Asiatic Mediterranean
A remarkably prescient WWII geostrategist foresaw a struggle between the U.S. and China for control of the “Asian Rimland.”
Nicholas Spykman and the Struggle for the Asiatic Mediterranean
Russia in Crimea: When States Act Out of Insecurity
March 15, 2014
Russia in Crimea: When States Act Out of Insecurity
Did Western policymakers in Ukraine forget that security is often the greatest foreign policy motivator?
Russia in Crimea: When States Act Out of Insecurity
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
Of Course China Wants to Replace the U.S.
February 15, 2014
Of Course China Wants to Replace the U.S.
If China becomes the world's most powerful country, it won't be satisfied being America's number two.
Of Course China Wants to Replace the U.S.
Moderating The China Threat
February 12, 2014
Moderating The China Threat
Will China continue to be perceived as a threat by its neighbors? What does it need to do to moderate itself?
Moderating The China Threat
Stephen Walt is Not Obama’s George Kennan
February 10, 2014
Stephen Walt is Not Obama’s George Kennan
Commonsense and U.S. precedent are the architects of Obama’s Middle East foreign policy.
Stephen Walt is Not Obama’s George Kennan
America’s Relative Decline: Should We Panic?
January 24, 2014
America’s Relative Decline: Should We Panic?
The end of the unipolar era will create new dangers that the world mustn’t overlook.
America’s Relative Decline: Should We Panic?
How to Measure China’s Maritime Power
August 13, 2013
How to Measure China’s Maritime Power
Whether Beijing emerges as the dominant naval power in the region will depend largely on what others do.
How to Measure China’s Maritime Power
Is Asia’s Balance of Power Self-Enforcing?
February 01, 2013
Is Asia’s Balance of Power Self-Enforcing?
What history says about such a concept seems telling. Will the Asia-Pacific be any different?
Is Asia’s Balance of Power Self-Enforcing?
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