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Two Cheers for the QDR

Two Cheers for the QDR | Challenges in American National Security (& Public Policy) | Scoop.it
In short, the Pentagon essentially got it right, and deserves two cheers for what it did, and a parting kvetch for what it was not able to do.
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For the Harvard Kennedy School of Government SPOC (small, private online course), Central Challenges of American National Security, Strategy, and the Press.
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DECLARATION ON THE CONDUCT OF PARTIES IN THE SOUTH CHINA SEA

External Relations - China : Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea, Phnom Penh, 4 November 2002
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The US Isn’t Challenging China’s Claims in the South China Sea — Yet

The US Isn’t Challenging China’s Claims in the South China Sea — Yet | Challenges in American National Security (& Public Policy) | Scoop.it
Inaccurate media portrayals of the Navy’s flights over Chinese islands are needlessly turning up the heat in a disputed region.
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Opinio Juris » Blog Archive Dear World Media: The U.S. is NOT Challenging China's Territorial Claims in the South China Sea (Yet) - Opinio Juris

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As possibility of third world war exists, China needs to be prepared - People's Daily Online

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Does China Want a Cold War?

Does China Want a Cold War? | Challenges in American National Security (& Public Policy) | Scoop.it
A new video by PLA generals suggest that some in the CCP are eager for a Cold War with Washington.
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How Russia, China, and IS Have Made the US Popular Again

How Russia, China, and IS Have Made the US Popular Again | Challenges in American National Security (& Public Policy) | Scoop.it
Allies and partners are looking to the United States in ways not seen since the Cold War.
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Report Card on International Cooperation, 2014-2015

Report Card on International Cooperation, 2014-2015 | Challenges in American National Security (& Public Policy) | Scoop.it

Global think tank leaders grade the world's performance and prospects for 2015.

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On Littoral Warfare (PDF)

Naval warfare in the littorals has much in common with war conducted on the open ocean. However, there are also some significant differences, due to the extremely complex, dynamic, and challenging physical environment of the former. The peculiarities of the physical environment in the littorals offer many challenges—but also opportunities—in the employment of naval forces and aircraft. Distinctions between characteristics of war on the open ocean and in the littorals must be thoroughly understood; otherwise, commanders  and their staffs simply cannot plan or employtheir forces properly.
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SUMMARY REPORT: U.S.-China 21 - Harvard - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

SUMMARY REPORT: U.S.-China 21 - Harvard - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs | Challenges in American National Security (& Public Policy) | Scoop.it
The future relationship between China and the United States is one of the mega-changes and mega-challenges of our age. China’s rise is the geopolitical equivalent of the melting polar ice caps – gradual change on a massive scale that can suddenly lead to dramatic turns of events.
In this Summary Report of a longer forthcoming work, former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, a senior fellow at the Belfer Center, asks if this defining trend of the 21st century can be managed peacefully? He argues that it can – if Washington and Beijing commit to placing their relationship on a stable, long-term footing.
Rudd's findings emerge from a major study he led at the Center on the possibilities and impacts of a new strategic relationship between China and the United States.
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Inside the Kremlin’s hall of mirrors | Peter Pomerantsev

Inside the Kremlin’s hall of mirrors | Peter Pomerantsev | Challenges in American National Security (& Public Policy) | Scoop.it
The long read: Fake news stories. Doctored photographs. Staged TV clips. Armies of paid trolls. Has Putin’s Russia developed a new kind of information warfare – fought in the ‘psychosphere’ rather than on the battlefield? Or is it all just a giant bluff?
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Apocalypse a bit later: The meaning of Putin’s nuclear threats

Apocalypse a bit later: The meaning of Putin’s nuclear threats | Challenges in American National Security (& Public Policy) | Scoop.it
Broadly ignorant of how nuclear deterrence works, Russian President Vladimir Putin and his cronies are both irresponsible and reckless when it comes to using nuclear threats for political purposes. Pavel Baev writes that as Russia sinks deeper into the quagmire of its leadership crisis, their definition of acceptable risk is getting more and more relaxed, and that should be immensely worrisome.
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Why China Has the Right to 'Build Sovereignty' in the South China Sea

Why China Has the Right to 'Build Sovereignty' in the South China Sea | Challenges in American National Security (& Public Policy) | Scoop.it
SHANGHAI -- There are many ways to dispel suspicion and build trust other than by sending a warship or spy plane into the contested space and water in the name of free navigation or innocent passage, either to invite a fiasco or test respective ability to deescalate at the last minute.
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Opinio Juris » Blog Archive China Defends Itself on South China Sea: "We are against the arbitrary distortion of the international law." - Opinio Juris

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Why the United States and China Are on a Collision Course - Harvard - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Why the United States and China Are on a Collision Course - Harvard - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs | Challenges in American National Security (& Public Policy) | Scoop.it
Given the nature of intentions, there is little Washington and Beijing will be able to do or say to persuade the other side that it has and will always have peaceful intentions. In tomorrow's Asia, great power conflict is destiny.
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Changing China policy: Are we in search of enemies?

Changing China policy: Are we in search of enemies? | Challenges in American National Security (& Public Policy) | Scoop.it
In the inaugural Brookings China Strategy Paper, Jeff Bader evaluates the recent rhetoric towards China, and argues that the United States and China should work out their differences in a way that promotes continued economic dynamism and lowers tensions in the region.
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The American Century is over: How our country went down in a blaze of shame

The American Century is over: How our country went down in a blaze of shame | Challenges in American National Security (& Public Policy) | Scoop.it
We face a triple crisis in foreign policy, economics and democracy. Here's how it all went to hell
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The U.S. Navy is risking everything on a fatally flawed technology

The U.S. Navy is risking everything on a fatally flawed technology | Challenges in American National Security (& Public Policy) | Scoop.it
The Pentagon behaves as if aircraft carriers will rule forever … they won't
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A U.S.-China war is unthinkable. It also may be inevitable.

A U.S.-China war is unthinkable. It also may be inevitable. | Challenges in American National Security (& Public Policy) | Scoop.it
And it may be coming sooner than any of us think
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The US is bungling its most important diplomatic challenge—and it’s not Iran

The US is bungling its most important diplomatic challenge—and it’s not Iran | Challenges in American National Security (& Public Policy) | Scoop.it
Compared with facing down the Ayatollah, defining the rules for the future of the global economy—and America's role in it—is a much harder push.
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An Iran Nuclear Deal Built on Coffee, All-Nighters and Compromise

An Iran Nuclear Deal Built on Coffee, All-Nighters and Compromise | Challenges in American National Security (& Public Policy) | Scoop.it
In hashing out one of the hardest-to-negotiate arms control agreements in history, Iran and the United States took a simple approach: stay in the same hotel room until they figure out how to get along.
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