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China’s Ascendance To The Position Of Chief Adversary

by Miles Maochun Yuvia Military History in the News
Friday, January 29, 2016

A significant portion of our national security establishment, painstakingly built up during the Cold War, has accepted the assumption that when it comes to threats from sovereign states, Russia, not China, is America’s leading adversary. We routinely hear our national leaders speak of Vladimir Putin’s bad behavior in places such as Ukraine and Syria, which further enhances the notion that the most formidable challenge to the preeminence of the U.S. in a post-Cold War world is Moscow, not Beijing.

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Abraham Lincoln And The Taiwan Election

by Miles Maochun Yuvia Military History in the News
Thursday, January 21, 2016

Last Saturday’s boisterous, civil, transparent, and efficient election in Taiwan marks yet another triumph of the first true democracy in a Chinese society. This election, which resulted in a landslide victory for the opposition Democratic Progressive Party [DPP]’s Tsai Ing-wen over the incumbent Nationalist Party [KMT]’s Eric Chu, is the sixth open and direct election in Taiwan and the third peaceful transition of power from one political party to another.

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China's Strategic Calculations And North Korea's Nuclear Gambit

by Miles Maochun Yuvia Military History in the News
Thursday, January 14, 2016

Within hours of North Korea’s January 6 nuclear test, President Park Geun-hye of South Korea picked up the phone and called President Barack Obama in the White House and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo to discuss a joint response to Pyongyang’s latest nuclear gambit. Both leaders gave President Park unequivocal and resolute support for taking retaliatory action. Meanwhile, defense ministers and top foreign affairs officials of the three nations also held urgent telephone conferences to coordinate responses.

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What Do China’s Cyclical Military Reforms Tell Us?

by Miles Maochun Yuvia Military History in the News
Tuesday, January 12, 2016

President Xi Jinping of China is conducting a far-reaching military reform. Yet, like the proverbial cyclical nature of dynastic changes in China’s long imperial past, the Chinese communist armed forces, collectively known as the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), has gone through five cycles of similar military reforms since the founding of the communist state in 1949. This cyclical nature can tell us a lot about the current reshuffle.

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Regional Tensions around China and the Role of the US in the Western Pacific

by Miles Maochun Yuvia Analysis
Wednesday, February 18, 2015

China’s endeavor to revive a grand “Chinese Dream” of past glory and preeminence in world affairs is the driving force in creating the current geopolitical tensions in the Asia Pacific region. The US Military superiority and American political hostility toward Chinese communism have been able to check and balance China’s age-old ambition of dominance in the region.

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Strategika – “Chinese-Japanese Tensions” with Miles Maochun Yu

by Miles Maochun Yuvia Strategika
Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Exploring a history of animosity between two Asian giants.

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Chinese-Japanese Tensions and Its Strategic Logic

by Miles Maochun Yuvia Strategika
Monday, November 10, 2014

The recent tensions between China and Japan are threatening to bring the world’s top three economies—the United States, China, and Japan—into a major armed confrontation.

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The Ultimate Trajectory of Chinese-Japanese Tensions

by Miles Maochun Yuvia Strategika
Monday, November 10, 2014

Chinese-Japanese tensions are partly a corollary to the century-old bilateral animosity beginning with the Sino-Japanese War of 1894.

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