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Pokemon Warfare: The Rise of Military Robots
August 16, 2015
Pokemon Warfare: The Rise of Military Robots
A reliance on military robotics may not provide the advantages anticipated.
Pokemon Warfare: The Rise of Military Robots
Outgoing US Defense Secretary Hagel Warns of Limits of Military Power
January 24, 2015
Outgoing US Defense Secretary Hagel Warns of Limits of Military Power
Hagel's departing shots should be seen as an incentive for self-reflection in the White House.
Outgoing US Defense Secretary Hagel Warns of Limits of Military Power
Everything You Know About Clausewitz Is Wrong
November 12, 2014
Everything You Know About Clausewitz Is Wrong
A botched translation of Clausewitz has had an enduring impact on our thinking on warfare.
Everything You Know About Clausewitz Is Wrong
A Clausewitzian View of NATO
September 10, 2014
A Clausewitzian View of NATO
Allies won't help defend nations that refuse to defend themselves.
A Clausewitzian View of NATO
China, War, and the 'Sentiments of a Nation'
May 28, 2014
China, War, and the 'Sentiments of a Nation'
Clausewitz's writings on the sentimental dimensions of war help explain China's recent moves in the South China Sea.
China, War, and the 'Sentiments of a Nation'
The Religious Origins of Western Strategy
April 16, 2014
The Religious Origins of Western Strategy
The West’s uneasiness with misdirection might be rooted in Christianity.
The Religious Origins of Western Strategy
Why China Can’t Rise Quietly
January 02, 2014
Why China Can’t Rise Quietly
China wants to achieve its goals short of war while reaping the propaganda harvest it would get from war.
Why China Can’t Rise Quietly
Who is Air Power’s Alfred Thayer Mahan?
December 24, 2013
Who is Air Power’s Alfred Thayer Mahan?
Air Power is unique in not having a grand theorist on par with Clausewitz or Mahan.
Who is Air Power’s Alfred Thayer Mahan?
USS Cowpens and China’s First-Mover Advantage
December 14, 2013
USS Cowpens and China’s First-Mover Advantage
The main threat to maritime Asia today is not miscalculation. It’s Beijing’s carefully calculated policies.
USS Cowpens and China’s First-Mover Advantage
How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love a German Arms Race
October 31, 2013
How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love a German Arms Race
Halloween or not, The Naval Diplomat is not scared of a German arms race. Quite the opposite in fact.
How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love a German Arms Race
Is America Actually War-Weary?
September 19, 2013
Is America Actually War-Weary?
Are the public, military, or policymakers the ones who have lost the passion for war in the US?
Is America Actually War-Weary?
Debating Mahan in the 21st Century
August 26, 2013
Debating Mahan in the 21st Century
A new edited volume of Mahan’s work will hopefully revive a discussion on the naval theorist’s continued relevance.
Debating Mahan in the 21st Century
America Needs an Enemy in the Arctic
July 12, 2013
America Needs an Enemy in the Arctic
The Obama administration’s Arctic strategy assumes there will be tranquility. That’s wishful thinking.
America Needs an Enemy in the Arctic
Welcome to the League of Mad Strategists
May 13, 2013
Welcome to the League of Mad Strategists
A meeting of the minds: Carl von Clausewitz, Edward Luttwak, and Nassim Nicholas Taleb.
Welcome to the League of Mad Strategists
George Orwell: Strategic Genius?
March 11, 2013
George Orwell: Strategic Genius?
Clausewitz, Sun Tzu and…George Orwell? The Naval Diplomat explains.
George Orwell: Strategic Genius?
Clausewitz, Sun Tzu, or Mao Zedong?
November 26, 2012
Clausewitz, Sun Tzu, or Mao Zedong?
Who do you consider the best military strategist? James Holmes surveys the field for some answers.
Clausewitz, Sun Tzu, or Mao Zedong?
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