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
The Cold War Meets Taiwan
February 28, 2013
The Cold War Meets Taiwan
“China resembles the Soviet Union of old in its approach to cross-strait relations.”
The Cold War Meets Taiwan
China's Soviet Lessons
February 16, 2013
China's Soviet Lessons
“It was the CPSU (Communist Party of the Soviet Union) that collapsed first.”
China's Soviet Lessons
5 Ways China Could Become a Democracy
February 13, 2013
5 Ways China Could Become a Democracy
Few have seriously thought about the probability and the various plausible scenarios of a regime transition in China — until now.
5 Ways China Could Become a Democracy
A Cold War Solution for the South China Sea?
November 30, 2012
A Cold War Solution for the South China Sea?
Could the 1972 U.S.-Soviet Incidents at Sea (INCSEA) Agreement be a model to reduce tensions?
A Cold War Solution for the South China Sea?
Comparing Chinese Naval Power to the Soviet Navy
November 23, 2012
Comparing Chinese Naval Power to the Soviet Navy
In some respects, China poses a tougher maritime challenge than did the Soviet Union.
Comparing Chinese Naval Power to the Soviet Navy
Planning for China's 'Fall'
November 22, 2012
Planning for China's 'Fall'
Two decades ago the West was surprised by the Soviet Union’s collapse. Michael Auslin presents five trends to watch in China.
Planning for China's 'Fall'
U.S. Foreign Policy: Driven by Fear?
November 20, 2012
U.S. Foreign Policy: Driven by Fear?
“…the Obama administration should make no reply to China’s military buildup.”
U.S. Foreign Policy: Driven by Fear?
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