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Sunday Book Review: The Sino-Soviet Split

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On July 20, 2008
Why did the two Communist giants part ways in the early 1960s? Realist explanations have concentrated on the problems associated with two powerful states sharing a long border. Other explanations have focused on the efforts of the United States to drive a wedge between Russia and China. Lorenz Luthi, in The Sino-Soviet Split, makes an […]

Russian Veto

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On July 12, 2008

This is kind of interesting. Neither China nor Russia have been shy about using their Security Council vetoes in defense of either regional interests, or in reference to particular issue areas (secess

Further Indications that the World Has Changed

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On May 14, 2008
The Chinese appear to be stealing an effective and marketable Russian weapon design; the Russian response is to threaten a lawsuit: Russia is getting more and more upset at what it sees as Chinese making unauthorized use of Russian military technology. The latest irritation is the new Chinese diesel electric sub design, the Type 39A, […]

Carrier Blogging

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On April 15, 2008

A couple of aircraft carrier related links for your afternoon… Via Danger Room, Martin Sieff has a new series at UPI on the vulnerability of carriers to submarine attack. Galrahn has a very usef

Sizzling…

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On April 8, 2008

Via Danger Room, interesting Bloomberg article about the Russian-built Chinese-operated “Sizzler” missile. The Sizzler approaches its target at supersonic speed then arches right before hi

Lessons in Diplomacy

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On February 16, 2008
From Vanessa at Feministing: In the midst of a trade discussion in 1973 with Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, Chinese leader Mao Zedong offered sending Chinese women to the United States as as a trade, saying: “We don’t have much. What we have in excess is women. So if you want them we can give […]
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