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If you followed me on Twitter in 2016-2017 or read some of my posts in the same period, you may know that one of my least favorite phrases is “soft power.” Nye used the term back in 1990 to explain why, despite American relative decline, the United States was “bound to lead.” Recall that in […]
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The greatest environmental issue of the twenty-first century is climate change. The science is nearly unanimous that humans are causing the climate to warm rapidly because of emissions of greenhouse gases. If anything, scientists are wrong about the impacts by underestimating them and as such, we have seen slowly more dire predictions of what this […]

Messaging

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On January 4, 2013

My latest at the Diplomat talks up, well, diplomacy: A report emerged over the weekend that the United States may have inadvertently green-lit the 1982 Falklands War by sending overly positive signal

Red Lines

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On November 9, 2011

My latest column at WPR focuses on transparency and “red lines” between US and Chinese interests: There is no ready solution to this problem, because it lies at the heart of all diplomatic

Now this is just embarrassing: Something very ugly seems to have gone down during an exhibition basketball game between the Georgetown Hoyas and the Chinese professional team Baiyi. The Washington Post‘s Dan Steinberg has more photos up on his blog. Here’s an account from an admittedly partisan Georgetown fan who blames the incident on lopsided officiating by […]
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