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Analysis and Commentary

Cyber Challenges For The New National Defense Strategy

by Jacquelyn Schneidervia War on the Rocks
Friday, December 17, 2021

A major moment for America’s approach for cyberspace might be just around the corner. It’s hard to make a new national defense strategy an exciting watershed, especially when a curious and ill-defined term — “integrated deterrence” — is at the center of it. But skeptics should be a little more open to the idea that the Pentagon is on the verge of pushing out a key idea that could solve many of its struggles in cyberspace. 

Co-Author: Erica Lonergan

Analysis and Commentary

Wargaming for International Relations research

by Jacquelyn Schneidervia SAGE Journals
Friday, December 17, 2021

Political scientists are increasingly integrating wargames into their research. Either by fielding original games or by leveraging archival wargame materials, researchers can study rare events or topics where evidence is difficult to observe. However, scholars have little guidance on how to apply this novel methodological approach to political science research. 

Co-Authors: Erik Lin-Greenberg and Reid B.C. Pauly

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Pacific Century: What’s In Store For Asia In 2022?

interview with Michael R. Auslin, Derek Mitchell, Dan Twiningvia The Pacific Century
Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Predictions for the Indo-Pacific by the heads of the International Republic Institute and the National Democratic Institute.

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Q&A: Herbert Lin On Cyber Threats And Nuclear Weapons

Wednesday, January 5, 2022
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Herbert Lin is the Hank J. Holland Fellow in Cyber Policy and Security at the Hoover Institution. In this Q&A, Lin discusses his recently released book Cyber Threats and Nuclear Weapons. He explains that until this publication, the literature about cyber technology’s impact on the nuclear enterprise has been relatively sparse.

Analysis and Commentary

America, The Uncertain Giant

by Josef Joffevia American Purpose
Monday, January 3, 2022

Since Barack Obama, the United States has been in retrenchment mode while Russia and China push their pieces forward and reap the rewards. Like nature, the international system abhors a vacuum.


Putin’s Ukrainian War Is About Making Vladimir Great Again

by Niall Fergusonvia Bloomberg
Sunday, January 2, 2022

Current conditions are ideal for a Russian invasion, but the historical inspiration is more tsarist than Soviet.

Analysis and Commentary

Is Strategic Cooperation With China Possible?

by Michael Spencevia The ASEAN Post
Sunday, January 2, 2022

Looking at the economic landscape at the start of 2022, one cannot help but notice the emergence of new obstacles to a robust recovery. The United States (US), Europe, China, and others face a growing list of remarkably similar short- and longer-term challenges.

Analysis and Commentary

Weekend Reads On The State Of America -- And China

by John H. Cochranevia The Grumpy Economist
Sunday, January 2, 2022

Two pieces stood out from some weekend internet meandering. Marginal Revolution points to an excellent long letter from David Wang on China.A trenchant part of David's essay is, curiously, a few reflections on America. Not bad for living in Shanghai: The US, for starters, should get better at reform.

Analysis and Commentary

Is Strategic Cooperation With China Possible?

by Michael Spencevia Project Syndicate
Wednesday, December 29, 2021

From climate change and rising inequality to the pandemic and the digital revolution, there is ample common ground for rival powers to pursue mutually beneficial forms of collaboration. Unfortunately, the opposite has happened, raising doubts about the current recovery and the world's future health and prosperity.


Use Climate And Trade Policy To Counter Putin’s Playbook

by H. R. McMastervia Foreign Policy
Thursday, December 23, 2021

Joint U.S.-EU carbon border fees could be much more damaging to Russia than sanctions.

Co-Author: Kevin Cramer


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