Can China Fix Central Asia's Soviet Rail Legacy?
January 14, 2016
Can China Fix Central Asia's Soviet Rail Legacy?
Soviet infrastructure linked the region only to Moscow, will Chinese infrastructure start connecting it to the world?
Can China Fix Central Asia's Soviet Rail Legacy?
Tolkachev, Cold War Spycraft, and Modern Risks for China
December 28, 2015
Tolkachev, Cold War Spycraft, and Modern Risks for China
China should be wary of a Tolkachev-esque figure eroding its strategic position vis-a-vis the United States.
Tolkachev, Cold War Spycraft, and Modern Risks for China
Back to the Future: World Politics Edition
October 21, 2015
Back to the Future: World Politics Edition
What would leaders from 1985 make of the world in 2015?
Back to the Future: World Politics Edition
It’s 2010 in Central Asia, Again
September 18, 2015
It’s 2010 in Central Asia, Again
The Internet, cotton, bus stops and a flash from the past feature in this week’s recommended reads.
It’s 2010 in Central Asia, Again
Was Nuclear Weapon Use in Hiroshima <em>Really</em> a Turning Point in World War 2?
August 06, 2015
Was Nuclear Weapon Use in Hiroshima Really a Turning Point in World War 2?
Bombing Hiroshima and Nagasaki did little to convince Japanese leaders to end the war.
Was Nuclear Weapon Use in Hiroshima Really a Turning Point in World War 2?
Did the ‘World’s Deadliest Tank’ Just Break Down?
May 08, 2015
Did the ‘World’s Deadliest Tank’ Just Break Down?
A new T-14 Armata main battle tank was apparently unable to cross Red Square during parade rehearsals.
Did the ‘World’s Deadliest Tank’ Just Break Down?
Nixon’s Retrospective on the Vietnam War
April 28, 2015
Nixon’s Retrospective on the Vietnam War
The former president had much to say on Vietnam and the failed use of American power.
Nixon’s Retrospective on the Vietnam War
The China-Japan Détente Examined Through the Soviet Prism
December 26, 2014
The China-Japan Détente Examined Through the Soviet Prism
Comparing current Sino-Japanese relations to the Soviet-U.S. thaw of the 1970s.
The China-Japan Détente Examined Through the Soviet Prism
Can China Legitimate Its Would-Be Hegemony in Asia?
August 07, 2014
Can China Legitimate Its Would-Be Hegemony in Asia?
It may dominate the region, but would Chinese hegemony be something more than despotism?
Can China Legitimate Its Would-Be Hegemony in Asia?
In Fact, the West Is Rising
June 30, 2014
In Fact, the West Is Rising
What some view as decline is actually the ability to win over large swaths of the globe to its ideals.
In Fact, the West Is Rising
Who Sold North Korea a New Anti-Ship Missile?
June 13, 2014
Who Sold North Korea a New Anti-Ship Missile?
North Korea’s new Kh-35 anti-ship missile threatens South Korean vessels. Who sold it to Pyongyang?
Who Sold North Korea a New Anti-Ship Missile?
Being a Successful Gorbachev?
March 18, 2014
Being a Successful Gorbachev?
To be a "successful Gorbachev" requires holding all levers of power in order to push through deep reforms.
Being a Successful Gorbachev?
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
US-China Rivalry More Dangerous Than Cold War?
January 28, 2014
US-China Rivalry More Dangerous Than Cold War?
Mearsheimer says a war between the US and China will be more likely than a US-Soviet one was during the Cold War.
US-China Rivalry More Dangerous Than Cold War?
The International Causes of America’s Political Dysfunction
October 05, 2013
The International Causes of America’s Political Dysfunction
US political dysfunction partly reflects the fact that it doesn’t have an enemy or peer competitor to unify around.
The International Causes of America’s Political Dysfunction
Why China Misses the Unipolar Moment
September 17, 2013
Why China Misses the Unipolar Moment
For Beijing, Syria shows the perils of not having a global hegemon to rely on.
Why China Misses the Unipolar Moment
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