December 10, 2013
Preserving History and The Long Peace
By James R. Holmes
September 30, 2013
The Naval Diplomat's Top 10 Books About the Sea
James Holmes gives us his top ten books on naval warfare and diplomacy.
July 18, 2013
How Japan’s Military Should Change
“Providing the best defense possible while affronting the fewest audiences possible should be Tokyo’s goal.”
July 10, 2013
The Thucydides Trap and the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands
The decision to nationalize the islands was driven by China’s rise and the fear this sparked in Japan.
June 13, 2013
Beware the "Thucydides Trap" Trap
Why the U.S. and China aren’t necessarily Athens and Sparta or Britain and Germany before WWI.
April 02, 2013
Pestilence, Natural Disasters and Death
Our Naval Diplomat notes that the nondiscriminatory character of natural disasters is worth remembering.
March 20, 2013
Thucydides, War and Natural Disasters
“There’s no point being bitter about a tsunami or storm. It takes an enemy to envenom human affairs.”
November 27, 2012
Thucydides, Japan and America
As Tokyo and Washington revise their defense guidelines, a look to one of ancient Greece’s most renowned scholars would be wise.