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Jiang

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On November 30, 2022
Born in Yangzhou in 1926, Jiang was one of the last Chinese leaders to remember the 1949 Revolution. His father died fighting the Japanese while Jiang himself was attending National Central University in Japanese-occupied Nanjing before transferring to what is today Shanghai Jiao Tong University, in 1947. He did not play any role in the […]
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As you’ve likely seen elsewhere on the interwebs, the Senate voted in favor of adding Finland and Sweden to NATO. Mitch McConnell described approval of their bids for membership as “as a slam dunk for national security that deserves unanimous bipartisan support.” It came close: the vote was 95-1 in favor. Rand Paul voted “present.” […]
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More Fun with Supply Chains

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On April 27, 2022
You’d think that over two years into the pandemic that our economic betters would have realized that siting most of our industrial production in one dictatorship is actually a very bad idea with enormous consequences if anything goes wrong. For example, in the early months of the pandemic, once the CDC finally gave solid advice […]
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I have a brand new piece online at Foreign Affairs on why I’m extremely skeptical of the idea of “Great-Power Competition” as a strategic framework. Great powers compete. The relative decline of the United States means that other great powers – notably rising ones, such as China – can compete more effectively than they could […]
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