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The Enduring Relevance of America's Reckoning With the Qing Dynasty
January 19, 2018
The Enduring Relevance of America's Reckoning With the Qing Dynasty
To some extent, the United States is still captured by the romantic notion of a “mission” with China.
The Enduring Relevance of America's Reckoning With the Qing Dynasty
The Vietnam War Spy Who Didn’t Love Us
January 11, 2018
The Vietnam War Spy Who Didn’t Love Us
A new book sheds light on journalist and spy Pham Xuan An.
The Vietnam War Spy Who Didn’t Love Us
Dr. Strangelove and the Insane Reality of Nuclear Command-and-Control
January 05, 2018
Dr. Strangelove and the Insane Reality of Nuclear Command-and-Control
Stanley Kubrick’s iconic dark comedy continues to highlight the importance of nuclear command-and-control safety mechanisms.
Dr. Strangelove and the Insane Reality of Nuclear Command-and-Control
Americans Need to Get Used to North Korean Intercontinental-Range Ballistic Missiles
May 16, 2017
Americans Need to Get Used to North Korean Intercontinental-Range Ballistic Missiles
The United States would do well to start dealing with North Korea as if it was already in possession of an ICBM.
Americans Need to Get Used to North Korean Intercontinental-Range Ballistic Missiles
Under Trump, A Looming North Korean ICBM Threat Brings Alliance 'Decoupling' Fears Back to East Asia
May 02, 2017
Under Trump, A Looming North Korean ICBM Threat Brings Alliance 'Decoupling' Fears Back to East Asia
How long until Trump wonders out loud why the U.S. should risk American cities for Korean and Japanese cities?
Under Trump, A Looming North Korean ICBM Threat Brings Alliance 'Decoupling' Fears Back to East Asia
Just How Wide-Reaching Are China's Economic Espionage Efforts?
December 13, 2016
Just How Wide-Reaching Are China's Economic Espionage Efforts?
Chinese economic espionage was never limited to just the United States or just one industry.
Just How Wide-Reaching Are China's Economic Espionage Efforts?
Why the Korean War Remained Limited
October 04, 2016
Why the Korean War Remained Limited
How do states evaluate their commitments during wartime?
Why the Korean War Remained Limited
Revealed: Chiang Kai-shek's Secret Overtures to the Soviet Union
August 04, 2016
Revealed: Chiang Kai-shek's Secret Overtures to the Soviet Union
Taipei and Moscow kept their relationship quiet for the duration of the Cold War.
Revealed: Chiang Kai-shek's Secret Overtures to the Soviet Union
A Strange Cold War Partnership: North Korea and Guyana
June 28, 2016
A Strange Cold War Partnership: North Korea and Guyana
What did North Korea and Guyana want of each other during the height of the Cold War?
A Strange Cold War Partnership: North Korea and Guyana
How Mao Zedong Benefited From the Cuban Missile Crisis
April 08, 2016
How Mao Zedong Benefited From the Cuban Missile Crisis
The Chinese role in Cuba during the Cold War paid dividends domestically for Mao Zedong.
How Mao Zedong Benefited From the Cuban Missile Crisis
Declassified: US Attempts to Rein in Chiang Ching-kuo's Nuclear Ambitions
February 20, 2016
Declassified: US Attempts to Rein in Chiang Ching-kuo's Nuclear Ambitions
The Carter administration had to make sure Taiwan didn't renege on a 1976 nuclear pledge.
Declassified: US Attempts to Rein in Chiang Ching-kuo's Nuclear Ambitions
Beijing 'Lost' the Sino-Soviet Split, But That Didn't Matter in the End
January 22, 2016
Beijing 'Lost' the Sino-Soviet Split, But That Didn't Matter in the End
The ideological struggle driving the Sino-Soviet split stopped mattering in the end.
Beijing 'Lost' the Sino-Soviet Split, But That Didn't Matter in the End
Tolkachev, Cold War Spycraft, and Modern Risks for China
December 28, 2015
Tolkachev, Cold War Spycraft, and Modern Risks for China
China should be wary of a Tolkachev-esque figure eroding its strategic position vis-a-vis the United States.
Tolkachev, Cold War Spycraft, and Modern Risks for China
Ever Wonder How China Got Back Into International Diplomacy After the Cultural Revolution?
November 24, 2015
Ever Wonder How China Got Back Into International Diplomacy After the Cultural Revolution?
China's successful entry into the international scene after the Cultural Revolution bears lessons for other pariah states.
Ever Wonder How China Got Back Into International Diplomacy After the Cultural Revolution?
The Cold War and Holy War: A Chinese Take on the ‘Clash of Civilizations’
November 21, 2015
The Cold War and Holy War: A Chinese Take on the ‘Clash of Civilizations’
Blogger Yang Hengjun on the Paris attacks and the idea of a "clash of civilizations" -- and where China fits in.
The Cold War and Holy War: A Chinese Take on the ‘Clash of Civilizations’
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