Welcome to Xi Jinping's New Era
By Ankit Panda
In Iraq, ISIS Channels Mao
By James R. Holmes
Solving Iran’s Right to Enrich Dilemma: The Taiwan Precedent
The 1972 Shanghai Communique’s language on Taiwan can help solve a thorny P5+1–Iran issue.
China’s Constant Warfare
China’s three-warfares concept underscores the CCP’s combative mindset and continuous strife.
China’s Naval Strategy: Mahanian Ends Through Maoist Means
The Naval Diplomat reviews how his 2010 book on China’s naval rise has stood the test of time.
The Insurgent’s Playbook: Start Cumulative, Go Sequential
A weak combatant cuts a stronger adversary down in size, while amassing the wherewithal to prevail.
Can Xi Jinping Bring Change to China's Military?
Will an order requiring senior officers to spend time on front lines as enlisted soldiers change the military?
Insurgency and Counterinsurgency: A Contest for Political Legitimacy
“After promising the world to win the sympathies of the people, the victor must deliver.”
George Washington, Mao and Snooki
“That spontaneous revolt conjures up images of the Jersey Shore crowd rising up to battle an invading horde…”
Clausewitz, Sun Tzu, or Mao Zedong?
Who do you consider the best military strategist? James Holmes surveys the field for some answers.
China's Self-Absorbed Nationalism
Beijing has long interwoven strands of victimization and self-righteousness into Chinese nationalism, which have made compromise more difficult.