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Friday, May 29, 2020

Issue 65

U.S. Recognition of Taiwan
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Background Essay

Taiwan: “The Struggle Continues”

by Gordon G. Changvia Strategika
Friday, May 29, 2020

“Reunification is a historical inevitability of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation,” declared Beijing’s Taiwan Affairs Office in May, promoting the idea that Taiwan will be absorbed into the People’s Republic of China. In history, however, there is nothing foreordained, predestined, or inevitable. Just ask Henry Kissinger.

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Recognize Taiwan

by Seth Cropseyvia Strategika
Friday, May 29, 2020

On 12 May, New Zealand Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters stated that his nation will support Taiwan’s inclusion in the World Health Assembly at the organization’s meeting the following week. The Assembly governs the World Health Organization, the international body tasked with fighting pandemics like COVID-19. China has excluded Taiwan from the WHA since 2017, after participating in sessions as an observer since 2009.

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Taiwan

by John Yoo, Robert J. Delahuntyvia Strategika
Friday, May 29, 2020

As the confrontation between the United States and China intensifies, Taiwan will occupy a pivotal place. Since becoming the site of the exiled Nationalist Chinese government after the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) conquest of mainland China in 1949, the island state has become a flourishing and prosperous liberal democracy boasting the 21st-largest economy in the world.

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Friday, December 20, 2019

Issue 61

Tariffs and Embargoes

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by John B. Taylor Friday, December 20, 2019
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by Gordon G. Chang Friday, December 20, 2019
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by Robert G. Kaufman Friday, December 20, 2019
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Friday, September 6, 2019

Issue 60

The Monroe Doctrine and Current U.S. Foreign Policy

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by Williamson Murray Friday, September 6, 2019
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by Chris Gibson Friday, September 6, 2019
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by Bing West Friday, September 6, 2019
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Thursday, July 11, 2019

Issue 59

U.S.–China Trade Tensions

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by Christopher R. O’Dea Thursday, July 11, 2019
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by Gordon G. Chang Thursday, July 11, 2019
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by Michael R. Auslin Thursday, July 11, 2019
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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Issue 58

Current U.S.-Israel Relations

Background Essay

by Barry Strauss Wednesday, May 29, 2019
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by Angelo M. Codevilla Wednesday, May 29, 2019
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by Paul Rahe Wednesday, May 29, 2019
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A Coronavirus Strategy Memo To Chairman Xi

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Thursday, April 16, 2020

How China can use the aftermath of coronavirus to its strategic advantage.

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You might think a global pandemic and the worst crisis since World War Two would lead to a welcome, if temporary tamping down of military activity in already tense and contested environments. Yet even as the novel coronavirus ravages the world, old fashioned geopolitical jousting continues in Asia, reminding us that the passing phase of COVID-19 will simply return much of the world to the status quo ante of great power competition.

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Learning From Failure: Formulating A New U.S. Middle East Foreign Policy

by Edward N. Luttwak via Strategika
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

A commentator recently complained that President Trump does not have a “Syria strategy” and therefore awful Assad is winning. Countless Op-Ed writers before him likewise commented that President X “did not have a [insert the name of any country from Morocco to India] strategy,” and therefore awful Z was winning.

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Leaving The Middle East?

by Peter R. Mansoorvia Strategika
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

With the exception of President George H. W. Bush, every U.S. president since the end of the Cold War has promised American retrenchment from the Middle East. They all have failed to make good on their promises.

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Leaving The Middle East: The Fallacy Of A False Dichotomy

by Admiral James O. Ellis Jr.via Strategika
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

In classical logic, the false dichotomy, or false dilemma, is defined as an argument where only two choices are presented yet more exist, or a spectrum of possible choices exists between two extremes. False dilemmas are usually characterized by “either this or that” language but can also be characterized by the omission of choices. This insidious tactic has the appearance of forming a logical argument, but under closer scrutiny it becomes evident that there are more possibilities than the either/or choice that is presented.

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Strategika Issue 63: Should The United States Leave The Middle East?

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Strategika Issue 63 is now available online. Strategika is an online journal that analyzes ongoing issues of national security in light of conflicts of the past—the efforts of the Military History Working Group of historians, analysts, and military personnel focusing on military history and contemporary conflict.

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America – Keep Your Eye On The Ball

by CAPT Chris Sharmanvia Real Clear Defense
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

China’s growing self-confidence should worry America. The country just celebrated another day without community spread of the Wuhan flu. Its government also announced plans to lift the two-and-a-half-month quarantine restrictions on the city at the crisis epicenter on April 8th. 

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