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U.S. Foreign Policy and the Transatlantic Relationship

Strategika by Erik Jones Tuesday, June 20, 2017 Image credit: Poster Collection, INT 280, Hoover Institution Archives. As candidate, Donald Trump made a number of comments about the utility of the North Atlantic Alliance and about the virtues of European integration that left many in the establishment scratching their heads. When he was elected President of …

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Challenges And Opportunities Facing The Trump Administration’s China Policy

by Miles Maochun Yu Strategika In general, America profoundly lacks interest in communist ideology, a phenomenon Karl Marx would have called “the poverty of ideology.” As a result, our China policy by and large has failed to take into sufficient consideration the primal forces that motivate Chinese communist leadership in foreign and domestic affairs. This …

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A China Policy That Works—For America

by Gordon G. Chang   Image credit: Poster Collection, CC 111, Hoover Institution Archives. Last March, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson attempted to set American policy toward China for the next 50 years. Washington in its dealings with the Chinese state, he said, would be guided by the principles of “non-conflict, non-confrontation, mutual respect, and …

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Moving Forward: The Need For Innovations In Technology And Strategy

by Kiron K. Skinner // Strategika Two broad sets of U.S. military strategies during the second half of the twentieth century combined ideas, innovation, and technology in ways that offset Soviet conventional (and later nuclear) superiority in arms and military forces. These strategies also contributed to the overall state of cold war, as opposed to …

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It’s Not Just the Technology: Beyond Offset Strategies

By Colonel Joseph (Joe) Felter (ret.) // Strategika A range of breakthrough technologies are emerging today that have the potential to radically change how we fight and deter threats across all conflict domains—air, land, sea, space, and cyber. Artificial intelligence, directed energy, robotics, and machine learning are just a few examples. Significantly, unlike in previous …

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You Say You Want A Revolution?

By Thomas Donnelly   To paraphrase the Beatles: Well, you know, you’d better free your mind instead; you may want a revolution but ought to settle for some evolution. It is an article of revealed religion among defense elites that “we live in a relentlessly changing and fiercely competitive world.” Those words were from former …

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A Year After the Iranian Deal

By Victor Davis Hanson // Strategika   Image credit: Poster Collection, IR 180, Hoover Institution Archives. The July 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action to limit Iranian nuclear proliferation is now nearly a year old. Until recently, the urgency to complete the “Iran deal” had been explained by the Obama administration as an effort to …

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Russia: Weaker than What?

VDH commentary on the ‘CAN OR SHOULD THE WEST TRY TO STOP VLADIMIR PUTIN’S ATTEMPTS TO REABSORB PORTIONS OF THE OLD SOVIET UNION?’ issue 13 of Strategika by Victor Davis Hanson // Strategika Our elites often diagnose Vladimir Putin as acting from “weakness” in his many aggressions. A list of Russia’s symptoms of feebleness follows: demographic crises, …

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Strategika Issue 14 is now here!

CURRENT ISSE Are 20th-century-style conventional military assets and strategies still relevant, or are they being replaced by drones, cyber-warfare, counterinsurgency, and satellite technologies? Okhrana Records, Box 237, Hoover Institution Archives. BACKGROUND ESSAY Proper Military Balance As A Hedge Against An Uncertain Future Andrew Roberts  FEATURED COMMENTARY Be Prepared For Conventional War, Even If It’s Unconventional …

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