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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.