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Clausewitz, Kaplan and the Passionate Realist
November 24, 2014

Clausewitz, Kaplan and the Passionate Realist

By James R. Holmes
Reason guides realism, but passion is indispensable in the execution of policy.
Fighting Ebola? Read Thucydides
November 22, 2014

Fighting Ebola? Read Thucydides

By James R. Holmes
Thucydides isn't entirely silent on the topic of civilizational encounter with plague.

The Faux US-China Climate Deal
November 12, 2014

The Faux US-China Climate Deal

By Zachary Keck
In the "historic" U.S.-China climate agreement this week, Beijing simply reiterated previously announced targets.

Everything You Know About Clausewitz Is Wrong
November 12, 2014

Everything You Know About Clausewitz Is Wrong

By James R. Holmes
A botched translation of Clausewitz has had an enduring impact on our thinking on warfare.

Japan Has Not Recognized Senkaku Island Dispute
November 11, 2014

Japan Has Not Recognized Senkaku Island Dispute

By Zachary Keck
Japan has not recognized a territorial dispute exists with China over the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands.
Australia's First Naval Battle
November 10, 2014

Australia's First Naval Battle

By James R. Holmes
"November 9 is when the light cruiser HMAS Sydney met the light cruiser SMS Emden in action in the Indian Ocean."

China Could Still Build 'String of Pearls'
November 08, 2014

China Could Still Build 'String of Pearls'

By James R. Holmes
Just because China hasn't built bases in the Indian Ocean yet, doesn't mean it won't in the future.
America’s Newest Destroyer Is Already Outdated
November 07, 2014

America’s Newest Destroyer Is Already Outdated

By James R. Holmes
To be effective, Zumwalt destroyers require command of the sea, which the US can no longer take for granted.

2016 Election Could Derail Asia Trade Pact
November 07, 2014

2016 Election Could Derail Asia Trade Pact

By Zachary Keck
While the midterms buoyed the TPP, the auto industry and 2016 president election could ultimately derail it.

China Rejects Abe-Xi Meeting at APEC
November 06, 2014

China Rejects Abe-Xi Meeting at APEC

By Zachary Keck
Japanese officials no longer believe China will agree to a meeting between Shinzo Abe and Xi Jinping at APEC.

Is China Too Big to Fail?
November 01, 2014

Is China Too Big to Fail?

By Zachary Keck
Plus, China’s super secret underground submarine cave. Pacific Realist weekend links.
How to Reform Naval Education
November 01, 2014

How to Reform Naval Education

By James R. Holmes
Require entry-level officers to learn what they need to know — while also allowing them to indulge their interests.

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