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Mira Rapp-Hooper

Mira Rapp-Hooper

Mira Rapp-Hooper is a Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and a PhD candidate at Columbia University.

She works on nuclear strategy, signaling, and alliance politics.

Mira can be found on Twitter at @MiraRappHooper.

Posts by Mira Rapp-Hooper
February 26, 2014

How History Can Save China-Japan Relations

By Mira Rapp-Hooper
Leaders across Asia should use the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII to build a more peaceful future.

February 03, 2014

Does America Even Need a Strategy for Asia?

By Mira Rapp-Hooper
Defining ends and means is hard; aligning them is even more so. Still the benefits of a strategy outweigh the costs.
January 13, 2014

New Iran Sanctions Would Undermine Coercion

By Mira Rapp-Hooper
New US sanctions would show Iranian leaders that diplomacy cannot end the nuclear standoff.

January 02, 2014

Rhyme and Reason: Why 2014 Doesn’t Have to be 1914

By Mira Rapp-Hooper
Margaret Macmillan recently warned there are dangerous parallels between the year WWI broke out and today.

December 20, 2013

East China Sea ADIZ: A Turning Point in US-China Relations?

By Mira Rapp-Hooper
In the wake of the new ADIZ, the U.S. may have to reassess its entire approach toward China.

November 27, 2013

Iran's Nuclear Deal and the Misuse of History

The North Korean and Libyan nuclear diplomacy models have little in common with Iran today.

November 12, 2013

The Battle for the Senkakus Moves to the Skies

Rather than engage in aerial brinksmanship, Japan and China would do well to keep this conflict grounded.

October 28, 2013

3 Reasons Senkaku/Diaoyu Diplomacy Should Be Secret

China and Japan are right to insist on secrecy in discussing how to resolve the East China Sea dispute.

October 04, 2013

Rebalancing Alliances: The Forgotten Side of the US Pivot

The rebalancing of the US-Japan and US-ROK alliances proves that the pivot to Asia is alive and well.

September 13, 2013

Do Chemical Weapons Threaten US Extended Deterrence in Asia?

If the U.S. doesn’t respond to Syria’s chemical weapons use, will its Asian allies doubt its commitment to them?

September 06, 2013

Is Air-Sea Battle Irrelevant?

ASB might be the right concept to fight high-intensity conflicts. But what about everything else?

July 18, 2012

With Friends Like These, Who Needs 'the Bomb'?

Changes to Japan’s Energy Law have some thinking Tokyo is after nukes. Not so, argues Mira Rapp-Hooper.

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