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As US-China Competition Grows, Will Covert Regime Change Make a Return?
June 16, 2020

As US-China Competition Grows, Will Covert Regime Change Make a Return?

By Michael Poznansky and Mindy Haas
Many of the same incentives that pushed leaders into the covert sphere during the Cold War are present in the U.S.-China context.

The US Scare Campaign Against China
July 23, 2019

The US Scare Campaign Against China

By David Skidmore
The political calculations behind exaggerating the “present danger” – from the Cold War to today.
5 Reasons Why China Is Not the Soviet Union
April 02, 2019

5 Reasons Why China Is Not the Soviet Union

By Jin Kai
Construing China as a threat to the United States in the model of the old USSR overlooks important differences.

What the Berlin Airlift Can Teach Us About the South China Sea
February 02, 2019

What the Berlin Airlift Can Teach Us About the South China Sea

By Ngo Di Lan
The U.S. failure to counter China’s “gray zone” tactics stems from a lack of will, not a lack of options.

George Kennan’s Other Long Telegram — About the Far East
December 05, 2017

George Kennan’s Other Long Telegram — About the Far East

By Francis P. Sempa
The author of Cold War containment recommended U.S. retrenchment across the board in Asia.

Reagan and the Case for Tactical Nukes in South Korea
November 02, 2017

Reagan and the Case for Tactical Nukes in South Korea

By Joseph Bosco
To deal with North Korea, Trump should learn from Reagan's approach to the Soviet Union.

How a State Department Study Prevented Nuclear War With China
October 25, 2017

How a State Department Study Prevented Nuclear War With China

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The U.S. considered preemptive strikes to prevent Mao from attaining nuclear weapons.
A Strange Cold War Partnership: North Korea and Guyana
June 28, 2016

A Strange Cold War Partnership: North Korea and Guyana

By Robert Farley
What did North Korea and Guyana want of each other during the height of the Cold War?

How Mao Zedong Benefited From the Cuban Missile Crisis
April 08, 2016

How Mao Zedong Benefited From the Cuban Missile Crisis

By Robert Farley
The Chinese role in Cuba during the Cold War paid dividends domestically for Mao Zedong.

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