Will China Secure an Iranian Port?

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All eyes are now on China’s aggression in the South China Sea, but China’s naval and potentially military expansion is far broader. China’s “string of pearls” strategy is well known:…
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China Moves Deeper into Atlantic?

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Many U.S. government China analysts — especially in the State Department — argue that while China is developing new military capabilities, its exponential build up is not meant to fight…
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Giving Thanks For Exceptionalism

Thanksgiving
As Americans prepare for Thanksgiving, they are focused on the possible threat of terrorism from ISIS and the crisis in leadership that the failure of U.S. efforts to defeat the…
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Everyone Spies

Israel
The Wall Street Journal has a fascinating story discussing how, as bilateral relations deteriorated during the Obama administration, both the United States and Israel relied on their respective intelligence services…
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China Makes Its Move

China
With all due respect to the global war on terrorism, the age-old geopolitical game of great power politics has made a bit of a comeback of late. The challenges that…
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Two Terrible Air Strikes

ISIS
This is a tale of two air strikes that went wrong. In one case, an air strike most probably by Saudi aircraft (although Riyadh isn’t admitting culpability) hit a wedding…
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The Tide of History Rises in the East

President Barack Obama was almost certainly trying to de-escalate the alarmingly high tensions characterizing Sino-American relations on Monday as the crisis in the South China Sea grew more dangerous. “We…
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