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Russia Poised To Play A Lead Role In Asia Pacific

by Miles Maochun Yuvia Military History in the News
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Squeezed in Europe by U.S-led sanctions and robust NATO reactions in the aftermath of the annexation of Crimea, Russia is now finding itself in a prime position to exploit the unfolding geopolitical dramas stirred up by China in East and Southeast Asia. Moscow has proactively demonstrated its determination to play a leading role in shaping the outcome of the highly explosive regional conflicts, at the expense of Beijing and potentially Washington as well.


How To Manage A Rising Power—Or Two

by Kori Schake, Anja Manuel via The Atlantic
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

What America can learn from 19th-century Britain.


China's New Cultural Revolution

by Niall Fergusonvia Boston Globe
Monday, May 23, 2016

Some weeks it is hard to know what to worry about most. Terrorist attacks by Islamic extremists? Mass migration triggered by war and misery across the Muslim world? Or how about the political reactions to these threats, from Donald Trump to Brexit?

In the News

Is There A Need For Additional Monetary Stimulus? Insights From The Original Taylor Rule

featuring John B. Taylorvia Centre for European Policy Studies
Friday, April 15, 2016

Central banks in the developed world are being misled into fighting the perceived dangers of a ‘deflationary spiral’ because they are looking at only one indicator: consumer prices.


How Barack Obama’s Foreign Policy De-Stabilized The World

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Thursday, May 19, 2016

In 1939, British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain and French Prime Minister Édouard Daladier warned Adolf Hitler that if the Third Reich invaded Poland, a European war would follow. Both leaders insisted that they meant it. 

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The Hiroshima Question

by Miles Maochun Yuvia Military History in the News
Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Anytime anyone mentions Hiroshima, the word “bomb” becomes an inevitable association. On May 10, the White House dropped another Hiroshima-related bomb on the world through an official announcement: President Barack Obama will “make a historic visit to Hiroshima” on May 27.

In the News

Bold Anti-Nuke Campaign Will Benefit Canada At UN

mentioning George P. Shultz, Henry A. Kissinger, Sam Nunnvia
Wednesday, May 18, 2016

If we want a seat on the UN Security Council, showing leadership in disarmament is a winning strategy.

Analysis and Commentary

Let China Pay

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Wednesday, May 18, 2016

The United States is militarily and financially overextended. For decades, U.S. taxpayers have financed a security umbrella over Europe paying 75% or more of NATO’s costs and supplying most of the military personnel.

In the News

Economic Suicide Or Accept The Beijing Game? Harvard Historian Paints A Bleak Picture For Hong Kong

featuring Niall Fergusonvia South China Morning Post
Friday, May 13, 2016

Professor Niall Ferguson says the city is stuck between committing ‘economic suicide’ by becoming independent, or being sucked into ‘the Beijing game’.


Free Speech Is Under Attack, From Beijing To Istanbul

by Timothy Garton Ashvia The Guardian
Thursday, May 12, 2016

Britain, the land of George Orwell, must stand up against this anti-liberal tide, and keep its government’s hands off the BBC.