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Outside the Box: China, the US and Korean Reunification

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President Obama just concluded a visit to China where the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit had met over three days[1]. This recurring event was important for a number of reasons: the last time China had hosted it was in 2002, a year in which the US was already gearing up for war in Iraq […]

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Mythbusters #6: The Great War and the Inevitability of Conflicts

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This August we commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War, back then simply known as the Great War. The latter is undoubtedly the more appropriate name: it was a ‘World War’ by courtesy only[1]. Through the end of the year, there will be events all over Europe commemorating events of […]

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Stratfor Questions Size, Efficiency of China’s Economy

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Reprinted with permission from Stratfor, which reserves all rights. Questions Arise About China’s Economic Heft and Efficiency July 14, 2014 | 2244 GMT It is becoming increasingly clear that nobody knows just how bigChina’s economy is. The South China Morning Post reported Monday that a new study released by the New York-based business research group The […]

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The Asia Cauldron: Boiling Over

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The Asian Cauldron: Boiling Over These events over the past two months have created a significant deterioration in the stability of the Eastern Pacific; China has significantly improved her long-term strategic position vis-a-vis the United States in any potential conflict, by securing energy supplies from Russia that cannot be interdicted by the US Navy, while […]

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The Architect of Democracy

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Executive Summary Russian actions in Crimea force the United States to reconsider its strategic posture and President Obama’s declared “pivot to Asia” in the new context of the threat to Eastern Europe. This action represents a fundamental challenge to the international legal and institutional framework, already frayed by US unilateralism, Western “human rights” interventions, and […]

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The War America Lost

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BREAKING NEWS U.S. Agrees to Meet Chinese Representatives in Geneva to End Hostilities. By TR and JMC, Washington D.C., Sunday 16 September 2018 (Reuters) – State Department officials have confirmed that U.S. and Chinese envoys will meet in the Swiss capital to discuss a formal cessation of hostilities, and that a 48 hour cease fire […]

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Nihon-no atarashī yoake (Japan’s New Dawn)

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Common Sense has been following the ongoing conflict over the islands of the South China Sea – and the mineral and fishing wealth they offer – for some time[1]. There are a number of states involved, but the central feature of all disputes is China’s claims to sovereignty and an economic exclusion zone over the […]

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Pacific Heat

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Common Sense has been tracking the nascent arms race in the Pacific here, here and here, and what it portends for the future. As the Asian economies grow in relative and absolute importance, competition for resources and markets is increasing. Wealth brings the means and incentives to spend on armaments, and the burgeoning middle classes […]

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India test-fires ‘China killer’ missile

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Common Sense recently discussed the threat posed by the proliferation of ballistic missile technologies here. Not four days later, India has test fired an intermediate range ballistic missile, with an estimated range of 5,000 kilometers (3,125 miles). According to The Times of India, the Indian Defense Research and Development Department (DRDO) plans two more tests […]

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Reset Done Wrong

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On 13th of April, North Korea attempted to launch a ballistic missile despite overwhelming international condemnation. The missile, ostensibly carrying a satellite, broke up soon after launch. The government of Kim Jong Un, the New Great Leader, was not only denied the satisfaction of a successful test to demonstrate the North’s advanced military capabilities to inaugurate his glorious reign, but may […]

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