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
Nuclear Weapon Stockpiles: Past and Present
September 02, 2013
Nuclear Weapon Stockpiles: Past and Present
125,000 nuclear warheads have been built since 1945; 97 percent of them by the U.S. and Russia.
Nuclear Weapon Stockpiles: Past and Present
5 Questions to Ask Before Bombing Syria
August 28, 2013
5 Questions to Ask Before Bombing Syria
The Japan-Soviet War of 1939 provides some key insights into how the West should send signals in Syria.
5 Questions to Ask Before Bombing Syria
 China’s Collapse Will Be Worse Than Soviet Union, Xinhua Says
August 04, 2013
China’s Collapse Will Be Worse Than Soviet Union, Xinhua Says
Plus, PLA hacking unit caught trying to break into industrial water plant in US. Weekend China links.
China’s Collapse Will Be Worse Than Soviet Union, Xinhua Says
The Elusive Reagan-Gorbachev Summit Standard
June 14, 2013
The Elusive Reagan-Gorbachev Summit Standard
There is a crucial difference between Sunnylands and US-USSR summits: China and the US are in constant contact.
The Elusive Reagan-Gorbachev Summit Standard
When the Cold War Almost Went Nuclear
May 22, 2013
When the Cold War Almost Went Nuclear
Soviet leaders once almost mistook an exercise for an attack. Could China have similar misperceptions?
When the Cold War Almost Went Nuclear
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