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In Iraq, ISIS Channels Mao
June 24, 2014
In Iraq, ISIS Channels Mao
Unlike al-Qaeda, ISIS seems to understand Mao Zedong's classic Phase III battlefield struggle.
In Iraq, ISIS Channels Mao
Solving Iran’s Right to Enrich Dilemma: The Taiwan Precedent
November 19, 2013
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.
Solving Iran’s Right to Enrich Dilemma: The Taiwan Precedent
China’s Constant Warfare
October 22, 2013
China’s Constant Warfare
China’s three-warfares concept underscores the CCP’s combative mindset and continuous strife.
China’s Constant Warfare
China’s Naval Strategy: Mahanian Ends Through Maoist Means
June 21, 2013
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.
China’s Naval Strategy: Mahanian Ends Through Maoist Means
The Insurgent’s Playbook: Start Cumulative, Go Sequential
May 18, 2013
The Insurgent’s Playbook: Start Cumulative, Go Sequential
A weak combatant cuts a stronger adversary down in size, while amassing the wherewithal to prevail.
The Insurgent’s Playbook: Start Cumulative, Go Sequential
Can Xi Jinping Bring Change to China's Military?
April 24, 2013
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?
Can Xi Jinping Bring Change to China's Military?
Insurgency and Counterinsurgency: A Contest for Political Legitimacy
January 28, 2013
Insurgency and Counterinsurgency: A Contest for Political Legitimacy
“After promising the world to win the sympathies of the people, the victor must deliver.”
Insurgency and Counterinsurgency: A Contest for Political Legitimacy
George Washington, Mao and Snooki
December 03, 2012
George Washington, Mao and Snooki
“That spontaneous revolt conjures up images of the Jersey Shore crowd rising up to battle an invading horde…”
George Washington, Mao and Snooki
Clausewitz, Sun Tzu, or Mao Zedong?
November 26, 2012
Clausewitz, Sun Tzu, or Mao Zedong?
Who do you consider the best military strategist? James Holmes surveys the field for some answers.
Clausewitz, Sun Tzu, or Mao Zedong?
China's Self-Absorbed Nationalism
August 31, 2012
China's Self-Absorbed Nationalism
Beijing has long interwoven strands of victimization and self-righteousness into Chinese nationalism, which have made compromise more difficult.
China's Self-Absorbed Nationalism
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