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The Political Perils of Offshore Balancing
October 21, 2014

The Political Perils of Offshore Balancing

By Chris Mclachlan
Moving U.S. forces out of range of Chinese threats could create more problems than it solves.

The US Can't Outsource Warfighting
October 17, 2014

The US Can't Outsource Warfighting

By James R. Holmes
Offshore powers have long tried to get continental powers to fight their wars. It's rarely worked.
How Much Do Strategic Thinkers Affect US Policy Anyway?
February 13, 2014

How Much Do Strategic Thinkers Affect US Policy Anyway?

By Robert Farley
Foreign policy sometimes reflects what strategic thinkers recommend, but that might be coincidence.

Slouching Toward Offshore Balancing
February 09, 2014

Slouching Toward Offshore Balancing

By James R. Holmes
With America facing fiscal constraints, are lawmakers are absentmindedly adopting offshore balancing?

Offshore Engagement: The Right U.S. Strategy for Asia
November 20, 2013

Offshore Engagement: The Right U.S. Strategy for Asia

Offshore engagement presents a middle ground between offshore balancing and deep commitment.

Hard Times for Offshore Balancing in Philippines
November 08, 2013

Hard Times for Offshore Balancing in Philippines

The Philippines’ wishful thinking about the South China Sea is becoming dangerous.

History Lesson: The Battle of Java Sea
March 08, 2013

History Lesson: The Battle of Java Sea

On the heels of Pearl Harbor, Allied forces were handed a crushing defeat by the Japanese. The battle has lessons for today’s military planners.

Is Asia’s Balance of Power Self-Enforcing?
February 01, 2013

Is Asia’s Balance of Power Self-Enforcing?

What history says about such a concept seems telling. Will the Asia-Pacific be any different?

World War II: No Model for Contemporary U.S. Strategy
January 10, 2013

World War II: No Model for Contemporary U.S. Strategy

“If the United States wants to remain a balancer in Eurasia, better to do it from forward staging bases…”

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