China

The China Nexus: Thirty Years In and Around the Chinese Communist Party’s Tyranny

Benedict Rogers’ “The China Nexus: Thirty Years In and Around the CCP’s Tyranny” traces the mounting repression of the Chinese state

Japan’s New Culture Warriors: Cute Cartoon Characters As Soldiers of Soft Power Fortune

Japan’s military is forbidden by law from sending its troops to fight abroad; so why not send fictional 2D ones instead?

The CCP vs. Filipino Catholic Bishops

Unlike the Vatican’s acquiescence to the CCP, the Roman Catholic bishops of the Philippines are resolute against Beijing’s ambitions in the South China Sea

Living in a Nuclear World

We cannot uninvent nuclear weapons, so what is the next best option?

China Faces Consequences of the One-Child Policy

China is only beginning to reap the consequences of its disastrous One Child Policy

China’s Quiet War in the South China Sea

China is engaging in grey zone warfare in the South China Sea

China, America, and Thucydides’ Trap

How can China and America avoid the war that befell Athens and Sparta?

Russia, Iran, and China are Weaker Than They Appear

Despite narratives of Western decline, we must observe the problems afflicting our rivals as well

National Security is Not an Abstraction

“National security” may sound like an abstraction, but in reality it’s anything but

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