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Resolved: North Korea Needs More Resolve
April 20, 2017
Resolved: North Korea Needs More Resolve
The politics of credibility are complex and ephemeral.
Resolved: North Korea Needs More Resolve
Did Obama's 'Red Line' Fib Matter in the End?
March 12, 2016
Did Obama's 'Red Line' Fib Matter in the End?
The importance of credibility in international affairs is often overestimated.
Did Obama's 'Red Line' Fib Matter in the End?
Taiwan: The Ultimate Red Line
March 01, 2016
Taiwan: The Ultimate Red Line
With China testing boundaries in Hong Kong and the South China Sea, could Taiwan be next?
Taiwan: The Ultimate Red Line
The <em>Real</em> Lesson of the Vietnam War
February 20, 2015
The Real Lesson of the Vietnam War
Vietnam didn't reinforce perceptions of U.S. toughness to allies. In fact, it may have done the opposite.
The Real Lesson of the Vietnam War
It Doesn't Matter if China 'Blinked'
August 07, 2014
It Doesn't Matter if China 'Blinked'
Let's stop obsessing over reputational costs in crises.
It Doesn't Matter if China 'Blinked'
Erectile Dysfunction and Strategy
June 06, 2014
Erectile Dysfunction and Strategy
Let's not get too caught up in the notion of credibility.
Erectile Dysfunction and Strategy
US Pacific Command Plans Responses for Unilateral Chinese Coercion
April 29, 2014
US Pacific Command Plans Responses for Unilateral Chinese Coercion
In order to boost its credibility, the US is gearing up to respond in kind to unilateral Chinese provocations in Asia.
US Pacific Command Plans Responses for Unilateral Chinese Coercion
Why Don’t Allies Trust the US?
October 29, 2013
Why Don’t Allies Trust the US?
The US is currently suffering a crisis of credibility with its allies across the globe. What explains their distrust?
Why Don’t Allies Trust the US?
Adversaries Determine Credibility
September 18, 2013
Adversaries Determine Credibility
When it comes to credibility and reputation, the adversaries’ perceptions are all that matter.
Adversaries Determine Credibility
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