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Siege of Port Arthur: Verdun in Manchuria
November 04, 2014
Siege of Port Arthur: Verdun in Manchuria
A crucial battle in the Russo-Japanese War anticipated many technological and social changes we now associate with WWI.
Siege of Port Arthur: Verdun in Manchuria
How Imperial Germany Lost Asia
October 17, 2014
How Imperial Germany Lost Asia
A hundred years ago, the German empire slowly shed its Asian possessions.
How Imperial Germany Lost Asia
WWI Analogies: Missing the Role of Culture
October 05, 2014
WWI Analogies: Missing the Role of Culture
Culture is having a greater impact on international affairs than ever before.
WWI Analogies: Missing the Role of Culture
South Asia: Echoes From Across a Century
August 15, 2014
South Asia: Echoes From Across a Century
India’s own “two front” doctrine could prove just as dangerous as Germany’s in WWI.
South Asia: Echoes From Across a Century
East Asia’s Lessons from World War I
July 16, 2014
East Asia’s Lessons from World War I
China may unwittingly find itself facing a similar string of events to those that confronted Germany in 1914.
East Asia’s Lessons from World War I
History Lessons for China and Japan
June 26, 2014
History Lessons for China and Japan
Both countries have shown the ability to accommodate and cooperate in the past. Can they do so again?
History Lessons for China and Japan
The Imperial Japanese Navy and the First World War
June 19, 2014
The Imperial Japanese Navy and the First World War
As we reflect on the centennial of 1914, remember that East Asia was involved in the First World War as well.
The Imperial Japanese Navy and the First World War
East Asia’s Discourse Problem
March 07, 2014
East Asia’s Discourse Problem
The An Jung-geun memorial spat shows the problem of employing colonial monikers in a democratic age.
East Asia’s Discourse Problem
China Is Not 1914 Germany
February 20, 2014
China Is Not 1914 Germany
Some critical differences render any comparison badly flawed.
China Is Not 1914 Germany
The One Thing WWI Analogies Get Right
February 01, 2014
The One Thing WWI Analogies Get Right
One of the few things that pre-World War I Europe and modern Asia have in common is that most actors are unfamiliar with war.
The One Thing WWI Analogies Get Right
Why the First World War Matters for Japan
January 28, 2014
Why the First World War Matters for Japan
Abe’s reference at Davos could draw Japan’s attention to some useful lessons from that era.
Why the First World War Matters for Japan
An Ominous Centennial: The First World War
April 12, 2013
An Ominous Centennial: The First World War
“Buffeted by passions and bereft of strong leadership, Europe stepped through the looking glass.”
An Ominous Centennial: The First World War
Teddy Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson: The Warrior and the Priest
April 08, 2013
Teddy Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson: The Warrior and the Priest
The chief difference between them: Wilson got the chance to accomplish big goals through direct means.
Teddy Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson: The Warrior and the Priest
What Arms Race? Why Asia Isn’t Europe 1913
February 15, 2013
What Arms Race? Why Asia Isn’t Europe 1913
Asia is not experiencing an arms race like the one that preceded World War I — at least not yet.
What Arms Race? Why Asia Isn’t Europe 1913
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