Reliving the 30th Anniversary of the Battle of 73 Easting, with H.R. McMaster.
Tanner Greer shakes up the Pacific Century.
Since Marco Polo, the West has waited for the “Asian Century.” Today, the world believes that Century has arrived. Yet from China’s slumping economy to war clouds over the South China Sea and from environmental devastation to demographic crisis, Asia’s future is increasingly uncertain. Historian and geopolitical expert Michael Auslin argues that far from being a cohesive powerhouse, Asia is a fractured region threatened by stagnation and instability.
No dictator can rule through fear and violence alone. Naked power can be grabbed and held temporarily, but it never suffices in the long term. In the twentieth century, as new technologies allowed leaders to place their image and voice directly into their citizens' homes, a new phenomenon appeared where dictators exploited the cult of personality to achieve the illusion of popular approval without ever having to resort to elections.
Hoover Institution Press Publishes On A Collision Course By Yasuo Sakata Collection Of Essays Examines History Of Japanese Migration In The Nineteenth Century
The Hoover Institution will publish On a Collision Course, a collection of five meticulously researched essays written by Yasuo Sakata about Japanese immigration to the United States from a holistic, international, and deeply historical perspective.
Hoover fellow and former national security advisor H.R. McMaster joins the Pacific Century to discuss the rise of China.
George Shultz on how to understand China’s future.
Jude Blanchette Talks Fifth Plenum and State Capitalism.
Pacific Century visits Foggy Bottom to talk with an architect of Trump’s China policy.
The Hoover Institution’s new exhibit, A Century of Change: China 1911–2011, opened Tuesday, April 12, 2011, in the Herbert Hoover Memorial Exhibit Pavilion (next to Hoover Tower) on the Stanford University campus. Showcasing the institution’s rich East Asian holdings, the exhibit commemorates the hundredth anniversary of, and century since, the Chinese revolution of 1911, an event marking a significant turn in the course of Chinese history.
I grew up listening to stories of turn-of-the-century rural Central California from my grandfather Rees Alonzo Davis (1890-1976). He was the third generation of the Davis family to have lived in my present house—great nephew of Daniel Rhoades, who had walked into the High Sierra in early 1847 as part of a party sent to help save the Donner Party.
Andrew Nathan on Beijing’s world view.
A discussion with General John Raymond, Chief of Space Operations.
A discussion about China, America, oligarchy, and the disappearance of liberty.
The intent of this essay is to shed light upon why the United States is performing so poorly in twenty-first-century warfare. War is the act of relentlessly destroying and killing until the enemy is broken physically and morally, and no longer resists the advancement of our policy objectives. By that definition, President Obama eschews war. Plus, our generals have imposed rules of engagement that prevent the application of our relative advantages in air and precision firepower. Our enemies do not fear us and our friends do not trust us. Sensible steps can turn that around, but that depends upon the next commander in chief. Our beloved nation does not have a martial spirit, and perhaps does not need one. It does need a military inculcated with a warrior spirit.
Asia’s New Geopolitics: Essays on Reshaping the Indo-Pacific.
An Interview with Taiwan’s Foreign Minister Joseph Wu.
An Interview with Larry Diamond.
An Interview with Taro Kono, Japan’s Defense Minister.