Hoover fellow Elizabeth Economy appraises China’s performance as a star player on the world stage. Beijing, she concludes in her new book, The World According to China, is still struggling to master the role.
Two arms-control strategies from the Cold War, both built upon transparency, could prove very useful in talks with China. First, focus on overall stability, not specific weapons. Second, be deeply patient.
King George III, the allegedly addled monarch who “lost America” and ended up a punch line in the musical Hamilton, deserves better. So says historian Andrew Roberts, whose new book undertakes his royal rehabilitation.
Collecting historical material in a country at war—in this case, Ukraine—means reckoning with both danger and disinformation. Not to mention chaos, suspicion, and the imperative of capturing digital history before it vanishes. An archivist’s story.