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Sun Tzu and the Art of Soft Power?
March 31, 2015
Sun Tzu and the Art of Soft Power?
China (and others) are increasingly referencing Sun Tzu as a source of soft power.
Sun Tzu and the Art of Soft Power?
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
The Religious Origins of Western Strategy
April 16, 2014
The Religious Origins of Western Strategy
The West’s uneasiness with misdirection might be rooted in Christianity.
The Religious Origins of Western Strategy
A Game of Go: China and Japan Seek Advantages in East Asia
January 27, 2014
A Game of Go: China and Japan Seek Advantages in East Asia
The tensions between China and Japan can be understood as a contest of "shih," or strategic configurations of power.
A Game of Go: China and Japan Seek Advantages in East Asia
Why China Can’t Rise Quietly
January 02, 2014
Why China Can’t Rise Quietly
China wants to achieve its goals short of war while reaping the propaganda harvest it would get from war.
Why China Can’t Rise Quietly
Who is Air Power’s Alfred Thayer Mahan?
December 24, 2013
Who is Air Power’s Alfred Thayer Mahan?
Air Power is unique in not having a grand theorist on par with Clausewitz or Mahan.
Who is Air Power’s Alfred Thayer Mahan?
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
5 Warfare Concepts That Explain Rugby
October 18, 2013
5 Warfare Concepts That Explain Rugby
Watching rugby allows observers to see the ideas of Clausewitz, Corbett and Sun Tzu in action.
5 Warfare Concepts That Explain Rugby
Debating Mahan in the 21st Century
August 26, 2013
Debating Mahan in the 21st Century
A new edited volume of Mahan’s work will hopefully revive a discussion on the naval theorist’s continued relevance.
Debating Mahan in the 21st Century
4 Tenets of Fighting Insurgents
July 27, 2013
4 Tenets of Fighting Insurgents
“If you want excellent generals, admirals, and senior enlisted tomorrow, then, loosen the reins today.”
4 Tenets of Fighting Insurgents
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?
Introducing John Boyd
August 26, 2012
Introducing John Boyd
Why an airman can help the U.S. Navy regain its nautical mastery.
Introducing John Boyd
The Korean War Meets The South China Sea
August 09, 2012
The Korean War Meets The South China Sea
What the 38th parallel may have in common with the much discussed ‘nine-dashed line’.
The Korean War Meets The South China Sea
February 08, 2012
The West’s First War with China
China has a long and impressive tradition of warcraft. Studying it properly would do the West a world of good.
The West’s First War with China
February 08, 2012
The West’s First War with China
China has a long and impressive tradition of warcraft. Studying it properly would do the West a world of good.
The West’s First War with China
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