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Of Clausewitz and Rupert Smith in Kashmir
September 28, 2016

Of Clausewitz and Rupert Smith in Kashmir

By Shawn Snow
How Carl von Clausewitz and Rupert Smith are both at play in Kashmir.

Pokemon Warfare: The Rise of Military Robots
August 16, 2015

Pokemon Warfare: The Rise of Military Robots

By Shang-su Wu
A reliance on military robotics may not provide the advantages anticipated.
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

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Hagel's departing shots should be seen as an incentive for self-reflection in the White House.

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.

A Clausewitzian View of NATO
September 10, 2014

A Clausewitzian View of NATO

By James R. Holmes
Allies won't help defend nations that refuse to defend themselves.

China, War, and the 'Sentiments of a Nation'
May 28, 2014

China, War, and the 'Sentiments of a Nation'

By Kerry Brown
Clausewitz's writings on the sentimental dimensions of war help explain China's recent moves in the South China Sea.

The Religious Origins of Western Strategy
April 16, 2014

The Religious Origins of Western Strategy

By James R. Holmes
The West’s uneasiness with misdirection might be rooted in Christianity.
Why China Can’t Rise Quietly
January 02, 2014

Why China Can’t Rise Quietly

By James R. Holmes
China wants to achieve its goals short of war while reaping the propaganda harvest it would get from war.

Who is Air Power’s Alfred Thayer Mahan?
December 24, 2013

Who is Air Power’s Alfred Thayer Mahan?

By James R. Holmes
Air Power is unique in not having a grand theorist on par with Clausewitz or Mahan.

USS Cowpens and China’s First-Mover Advantage
December 14, 2013

USS Cowpens and China’s First-Mover Advantage

By James R. Holmes
The main threat to maritime Asia today is not miscalculation. It’s Beijing’s carefully calculated policies.

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.

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?

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