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China’s Attacks On Tech Are A Losing Strategy In Cold War II

by Niall Fergusonvia Bloomberg
Sunday, July 11, 2021

Forcing DiDi and Alibaba to toe the Communist Party line may help Xi build a police state but will stall the nation’s dynamic industry.

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The Female Image in Chinese Propaganda: The New Marriage Law and The White-Haired Girl

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Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Explore research by Hoover Student Fellow Sharon Du about the depictions of women in the early Chinese Communist Party regime using the collections from the Library & Archives.

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Most Threatening When Weak?

by Niall Fergusonvia TLS
Friday, July 2, 2021
The risks China poses to the global security.
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At 100, China's Communist Party Looks To Cement Its Future

quoting Elizabeth Economyvia Money Control
Thursday, July 1, 2021

Marking its centenary, the Communist Party is using this past — selectively — to try to ensure its future and that of Xi Jinping, who may be eyeing, as Mao Zedong did, ruling for life.

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Strategika Issue 73: US Defense Of Taiwan

via Strategika
Thursday, July 1, 2021

Strategika Issue 73 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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Five Reasons Why Taiwan Should Lie within the Defense Umbrella of the United States

by Miles Maochun Yuvia Strategika
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

1. For the same reason the Americans defended West Berlin during the Cold War, because we all knew if West Berlin fell, freedom would die in that part of the world.

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Defending Taiwan

by Andrew Robertsvia Strategika
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

In retrospect, the Reagan Administration made one of its very rare foreign policy errors when it forced Taiwan to abandon its nuclear weapons program in 1988. If Taiwan today had the capacity to threaten devastating retaliation against Beijing for an invasion, we would not even be having this debate.

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Taiwan

by Paul Rahevia Strategika
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Taiwan is a problem. It is a problem for China, and that makes it a problem for the United States and for what used to be called “the Free World.” There are two reasons for this. The first is geopolitical; the second is technological, economic, and strategic.

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The Crucial Importance of Taiwan

by Williamson Murrayvia Strategika
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

There appear real moral reasons why the United States should do everything it can to protect the independent state of Taiwan diplomatically, politically, and militarily as long as the People’s Republic of China represents a direct threat to American interests directly and globally.

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U.S. Resolve is Taiwan’s Best Defense

by Mark Moyarvia Strategika
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Taiwan has enjoyed the protection of the U.S. defensive umbrella ever since the fall of Nationalist China to Mao’s Communists in 1949. Although the United States ended its mutual defense treaty with Taiwan in 1979, it has continued to deter China from invading Taiwan by selling arms to Taiwan and maintaining the specter of military intervention.

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