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Needed: A Long Telegram from Beijing
January 28, 2016
Needed: A Long Telegram from Beijing
Washington could do worse than reflect on the wisdom, profundity, and erudition of George Kennan’s Long Telegram.
Needed: A Long Telegram from Beijing
George Kennan’s Geopolitics of the Far East
April 15, 2015
George Kennan’s Geopolitics of the Far East
A worldview based on "unsentimental calculations of the balance of power" and an understanding of human nature.
George Kennan’s Geopolitics of the Far East
Can George Kennan Guide 21st Century US National Security Strategy?
March 17, 2015
Can George Kennan Guide 21st Century US National Security Strategy?
A new report by a Washington-based think tank argues that the US should heed the advice of the father of containment.
Can George Kennan Guide 21st Century US National Security Strategy?
How Much Do Strategic Thinkers Affect US Policy Anyway?
February 13, 2014
How Much Do Strategic Thinkers Affect US Policy Anyway?
Foreign policy sometimes reflects what strategic thinkers recommend, but that might be coincidence.
How Much Do Strategic Thinkers Affect US Policy Anyway?
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
The Golden Age of American Grand Strategy
July 03, 2013
The Golden Age of American Grand Strategy
From 1789-1898, America became a regional hegemon through Manifest Destiny and the Monroe Doctrine.
The Golden Age of American Grand Strategy
China’s UnSexy Watchword
December 22, 2010
China’s UnSexy Watchword
Trying to capture what US China policy should be in a single word is a waste of time, says Jim Arkedis.
China’s UnSexy Watchword
China’s UnSexy Watchword
December 22, 2010
China’s UnSexy Watchword
Trying to capture what US China policy should be in a single word is a waste of time, says Jim Arkedis.
China’s UnSexy Watchword
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