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Staying on Topic…

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On December 1, 2010
My latest column at WPR involves Wikileaks and North Korea: Of course, the collapse of North Korea would require intense negotiations between all of the major regional actors, including Japan, Russia, China, South Korea, and the United States. Such negotiations would produce a situation just as complicated as the Nagorno-Karabakh dispute. However, we can envision the […]

Fractured China

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In Robert Farley
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On November 17, 2010
At WPR, I bloviate on theoretical and empirical issues regarding China’s fractured foreign policy: What does China want? Unfortunately, this is a terrible way to approach the problem. China is full of many people who want many different things. Like the U.S. national security apparatus, the Chinese government harbors a plethora of different foreign-policy perspectives, […]

Annexation

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On November 4, 2010

In light of growing disquiet about Chinese intentions and capabilities in the Pacific among US security types, it’s worth taking note of this fairly alarmist Russian analysis: This brings [Aleks

On Mass Murder…

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In Robert Farley
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On September 17, 2010
The only modification that I’d make to this argument is that the responsibility does not wholly lie with Mao Zedong.  The Great Leap Forward had the early support of a depressing number of CCP elites who  really should have known better (Deng Xiaoping, Liu Shaoqi).  To be fair, both Deng and Liu used the failure […]

Chinese ASBMs

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In Robert Farley
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On August 8, 2010
I’ve been getting a lot of e-mails asking for reaction to this story. For my own previous writings, see here. Information Dissemination has done a lot of work on this topic; see especially here, here, and here. For a good NWCR article on the subject by Andrew Erickson and David Yang, see here. As for […]
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