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Latest at the Diplomat looks at the enduring problems of corruption in China’s PLA: How serious are China’s civil-military relations problems? A recent essay that appeared in multiple outlets acrossChina highlighted ongoing concern over this issue. A good supporting analysis from the blog “Politics from the Provinces” suggests that the wide dissemination of the essay indicates […]
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Doklam

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On August 30, 2017
Fortunately, it looks as if India and China have decided to back away from confrontation on the Doklam Plateau.  Indian commentators are celebrating China’s retreat; Chinese commentators are largely staying quiet.  In any case, National Interest asked me to contribute a short piece on the 1962 Sin0-Indian War… In 1962, the world’s two most populous […]

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 c

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Mayweather-McGregor?

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On August 26, 2017
For the very few LGM readers wealthy enough to afford to watch, here is an open thread on the Mayweather-McGregor fight.  Official LGM prediction: Mayweather wins easily, justifying the heavy money, which results in a few people making slightly more on their investment than simply leaving it in a savings account for three days.  In […]
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Carson at HUD

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On August 23, 2017
Read the whole thing, because it’s all bad. But if Carson was troubled by the disembowelment of his department, he showed no sign of it. Even before the final numbers were out, he had assured housing advocates that cuts would be made up for by money dedicated to housing in the big infrastructure bill Trump […]
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