Fear and Honor: The Other Side of US-China 'Thucydides Trap'
April 27, 2016
Fear and Honor: The Other Side of US-China 'Thucydides Trap'
China's "assertiveness" is much discussed. What about the role of U.S. fear?
Fear and Honor: The Other Side of US-China 'Thucydides Trap'
Why Obama Got the Fundamentals of American Foreign Policy Right
March 12, 2016
Why Obama Got the Fundamentals of American Foreign Policy Right
There is one overriding task that has guided the exercise of American power abroad since 1945.
Why Obama Got the Fundamentals of American Foreign Policy Right
China’s Elegant, Flawed, Grand Strategy
July 25, 2015
China’s Elegant, Flawed, Grand Strategy
Elegant in theory, Beijing’s grand strategy is triggering an Asian security dilemma.
China’s Elegant, Flawed, Grand Strategy
US Foreign Policy Bureaucrats See Tough Times Ahead
May 01, 2015
US Foreign Policy Bureaucrats See Tough Times Ahead
The U.S. Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review (QDDR) offers insight into problems facing U.S. foreign policy.
US Foreign Policy Bureaucrats See Tough Times Ahead
Obama, Grand Strategy and Reinhold Niebuhr
March 24, 2015
Obama, Grand Strategy and Reinhold Niebuhr
The thinking of the American intellectual makes clear the virtues of the not-so-grand strategy.
Obama, Grand Strategy and Reinhold Niebuhr
Why the US Should Worry About Russia, Not China
March 19, 2015
Why the US Should Worry About Russia, Not China
How you solve a problem like China is different than how you solve a problem like Russia.
Why the US Should Worry About Russia, Not China
It's Time for a Little Heterodoxy in Naval Strategy
October 11, 2014
It's Time for a Little Heterodoxy in Naval Strategy
It's time to remember some of the more forgotten naval strategists.
It's Time for a Little Heterodoxy in Naval Strategy
In Iraq, Beware of Destruction Without Control
September 12, 2014
In Iraq, Beware of Destruction Without Control
So long as man lives on land, there's only so much air power can accomplish.
In Iraq, Beware of Destruction Without Control
The US Doesn’t Have a Strategy (And That’s a Good Thing)
February 06, 2014
The US Doesn’t Have a Strategy (And That’s a Good Thing)
Deciding not to decide is a strategy that could suit the U.S. well.
The US Doesn’t Have a Strategy (And That’s a Good Thing)
Yes, The US Navy’s Been on a Strategic Holiday
January 16, 2014
Yes, The US Navy’s Been on a Strategic Holiday
For the past 2 decades plus the US Navy hasn’t had to fight for command of the sea. Is it now hungover?
Yes, The US Navy’s Been on a Strategic Holiday
Can a China-Russia Axis Bankrupt the US?
December 20, 2013
Can a China-Russia Axis Bankrupt the US?
Russia and China have studied the end of the Cold War and how the US ultimately defeated the USSR by bankrupting it.
Can a China-Russia Axis Bankrupt the US?
Will Kayani's Departure Benefit US-Pakistan Relations?
December 04, 2013
Will Kayani's Departure Benefit US-Pakistan Relations?
There are few reasons to believe that Raheel Sharif's ascension to Pakistan's top military post will change things.
Will Kayani's Departure Benefit US-Pakistan Relations?
The US Renounces the Monroe Doctrine?
November 21, 2013
The US Renounces the Monroe Doctrine?
On Monday, John Kerry declared that “the era of the Monroe Doctrine is over.” Don’t believe him.
The US Renounces the Monroe Doctrine?
It’s Time to Wage Peace in the Asia-Pacific
September 09, 2013
It’s Time to Wage Peace in the Asia-Pacific
The US and China need to pursue peace and understanding as vigorously as they prepare for war.
It’s Time to Wage Peace in the Asia-Pacific
Time for a Chinese Grand Strategy Reset
July 05, 2013
Time for a Chinese Grand Strategy Reset
China’s long-term interests would be best served by a return to “smile diplomacy.”
Time for a Chinese Grand Strategy Reset
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
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