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Rules of the Road

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On August 29, 2017
My latest at the Diplomat takes a look at the ins and outs of engaging China in norm building: How deeply should the United States engage China on the development of international norms and rules of cyber-security behavior?  This question is most often asked in context of an assumption of Chinese bad faith; Beijing, as […]
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No War But Trade War!

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On August 25, 2017
I have a couple pieces at the Diplomat dealing with the coming(?) trade war with China.  From last week: Geopolitics may also have gotten in the way of a confrontation. Seth Weinberger suggests that the timing of the UN sanctions may be connected to the proposed investigation; it is possible that the Trump administration backed off of […]
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BBs Off Korea

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On August 22, 2017
My latest at the National Interest examined the role played by the Iowa-class battleships in the Korean War: The ferocity and efficiency of the North Korean offensive of June 1950 into South Korea took everyone, including the U.S. Navy, by surprise. Nevertheless, local forces quickly responded, including the Oregon City-class heavy cruiser USS Rochester, which used […]
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