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Toward a US-China ‘Steady State’: Assets, Liabilities, and Great Power Competition
August 20, 2019

Toward a US-China ‘Steady State’: Assets, Liabilities, and Great Power Competition

By Ankit Panda
Can the United States and China find terms on which to coexist in the 21st century?

What George Marshall Learned From His Time in China
May 03, 2019

What George Marshall Learned From His Time in China

By Robert Farley
Marshall couldn’t stop the Chinese Civil War, but what did he learn?
100 Years on From World War I: Lessons on Great Power Competition in East Asia
November 11, 2018

100 Years on From World War I: Lessons on Great Power Competition in East Asia

By Robert Farley
It's best to avoid repeating the mistakes made in the past.

Imperial Japan's Naval Contributions to the First World War
July 27, 2018

Imperial Japan's Naval Contributions to the First World War

By Robert Farley
What drove the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War I?

Why the US Seized the Philippines at the End of the 19th Century
November 05, 2017

Why the US Seized the Philippines at the End of the 19th Century

By Robert Farley
McKinley did not have much in the way of a well-thought out plan for seizing the Philippines.

Buddhism and Islam in Asia: A Long and Complicated History
October 29, 2017

Buddhism and Islam in Asia: A Long and Complicated History

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
Demography and history explain troubled attitudes toward Islam in Buddhist-majority Asian regions today.

Trolls and a Controversial King: Indian History and Modern Scholarship
October 03, 2017

Trolls and a Controversial King: Indian History and Modern Scholarship

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
An interview with Audrey Truschke.
Sorry, an Oil Embargo Won’t Lead to North Korea’s Capitulation
September 09, 2017

Sorry, an Oil Embargo Won’t Lead to North Korea’s Capitulation

By Paul Musgrave and Yu-Ming Liou
Conventional wisdom on the effectiveness of oil embargoes is mistaken.

The Big Lesson From the US Victory at the Battle of Midway, 75 Years Later
June 09, 2017

The Big Lesson From the US Victory at the Battle of Midway, 75 Years Later

By Robert Farley
Winning organizations take pains to maintain their flexibility in the face of technological and strategic changes.

The Pacific War Origins of US Special Operations Forces
May 15, 2017

The Pacific War Origins of US Special Operations Forces

By Robert Farley
The full flowering of special operations forces wouldn’t come until after Vietnam.

Will a New Washington Naval Treaty Stop the South China Sea Arms Race?
March 23, 2017

Will a New Washington Naval Treaty Stop the South China Sea Arms Race?

By Robert Farley
A contemporary take on the Washington Naval Treaty system has limitations in the South China Sea.

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