The Anatomy of Peaceful Power Transitions
April 10, 2014
The Anatomy of Peaceful Power Transitions
World War I provides a nice contrast to the violent power transitions of Thucydides’ day.
The Anatomy of Peaceful Power Transitions
Rome, Carthage and US-China Relations
April 04, 2014
Rome, Carthage and US-China Relations
With all this Thucydidesmania, it’s easy to forget the important lessons the Punic Wars might offer China and the US.
Rome, Carthage and US-China Relations
Why Russia Yearns for Empire
March 28, 2014
Why Russia Yearns for Empire
A primal instinct was behind Russia’s annexation of Crimea, and its one shared by other powers.
Why Russia Yearns for Empire
Preserving History and The Long Peace
December 10, 2013
Preserving History and The Long Peace
War and peace are too complex to attribute to generational change alone. Still, preserving history can’t hurt.
Preserving History and The Long Peace
The Naval Diplomat's Top 10 Books About the Sea
September 30, 2013
The Naval Diplomat's Top 10 Books About the Sea
James Holmes gives us his top ten books on naval warfare and diplomacy.
The Naval Diplomat's Top 10 Books About the Sea
How Japan’s Military Should Change
July 18, 2013
How Japan’s Military Should Change
“Providing the best defense possible while affronting the fewest audiences possible should be Tokyo’s goal.”
How Japan’s Military Should Change
The Thucydides Trap and the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands
July 10, 2013
The Thucydides Trap and the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands
The decision to nationalize the islands was driven by China’s rise and the fear this sparked in Japan.
The Thucydides Trap and the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands
Beware the
June 13, 2013
Beware the "Thucydides Trap" Trap
Why the U.S. and China aren’t necessarily Athens and Sparta or Britain and Germany before WWI.
Beware the "Thucydides Trap" Trap
Pestilence, Natural Disasters and Death
April 02, 2013
Pestilence, Natural Disasters and Death
Our Naval Diplomat notes that the nondiscriminatory character of natural disasters is worth remembering.
Pestilence, Natural Disasters and Death
Thucydides, War and Natural Disasters
March 20, 2013
Thucydides, War and Natural Disasters
“There’s no point being bitter about a tsunami or storm. It takes an enemy to envenom human affairs.”
Thucydides, War and Natural Disasters
Thucydides, Japan and America
November 27, 2012
Thucydides, Japan and America
As Tokyo and Washington revise their defense guidelines, a look to one of ancient Greece’s most renowned scholars would be wise.
Thucydides, Japan and America
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