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Saber Rattling, Mostly Foolhardy, From the Potomac to the Pacific

William Bradley | Posted 04.14.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

A bitter extended exchange between two very old friends from Capitol Hill's contingent of Vietnam vets -- Secretary of State John Kerry and Senator John McCain -- captured the spirit of anger and disarray that presently characterizes America's geopolitical posture.

China's Dangerous Air and Sea Show: Outcome, Options

William Bradley | Posted 02.13.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

Nearly a week has come and gone since Vice President Joe Biden's big Asia-Pacific tour in the immediate wake of China declaring an air defense zone across the East China Sea. It proved to be a consequential trip, one swiftly followed on by Secretary of State John Kerry visiting Vietnam.

WATCH: China Reveals Mysterious Fleet Of Nuclear Subs

The Huffington Post | Kavitha A. Davidson | Posted 11.01.2013 | World

For the first time in more than 40 years, China has given the rest of the world a view of its mysterious fleet of nuclear submarines. Earlier in th...

Maritime Silk Road

Peter Neill | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Peter Neill

Interestingly, today, the phrase "silk road" is being revived in China as a centerpiece of an emerging shift in Chinese foreign policy in support of the nation's arrival as a global economic power, again a dominant player in world trade.

China Planning More, Bigger Aircraft Carriers

AP | Posted 04.24.2013 | World

BEIJING -- A top navy commander says China plans to operate more aircraft carriers in the future that will be even larger and carry more aircraft than...

India, China Navies Face Off

The Diplomat | Rajeev Sharma | Posted 11.01.2011 | World

The Chinese Navy confronted an Indian naval ship in the South China Sea in July, demanding to know why the Indian vessel was in Chinese territory desp...

"You Have Chosen Poorly!" The Problem With Historical Analogies and U.S. Policy

Franz-Stefan Gady | Posted 10.18.2011 | World
Franz-Stefan Gady

Analogies are used widely for justification or advocacy or to assist in processing difficult information. The problem arises when policy makers select 'bad' analogies.

Kashmir Could Start a Nuclear War

Eric Margolis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Margolis

A century ago, the great British geopolitician, Sir Halford Mackinder, called Kashmir one of the world's primary strategic pivots -- the nexus of continents, empires, and civilizations.