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Who Authorized Preparations for War with China?

June 12, 2013

By Amitai Etzioni* Abstract—The Pentagon has concluded that the time has come to prepare for war with China, and in a manner well beyond crafting the sort of contingency plans that are expected for wide a range of possible confrontations. It is a momentous conclusion that will shape the United States’ defense systems, force posture, [...]

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Seven Cities and Two Years: The Diplomatic Campaign in Afghanistan and Pakistan

By Marc Grossman* Abstract – The 2011-2012 diplomatic campaign in Afghanistan and Pakistan could be a model for the conduct of twenty-first century American diplomacy. It was designed as a way to think holistically about the interaction of diplomacy with the other aspects of U.S. national power. It was built on the conviction that diplomacy [...]

Sovereign Wealth Funds, Transnational Law, and The New Paradigms of International Financial Relations

By Salar Ghahramani* Abstract – International financial relations have largely been defined by cross-border trade, foreign direct investments, and global banking relations. This paper demonstrates that another activity, sovereign investments by special vehicles known as sovereign wealth funds, is rapidly redefining the traditional paradigms, providing both opportunities for further integration of the financial markets as [...]

The Emergence of Deng Xiaoping in North Korea? Determining the Prospects for North Korean Economic Reform

By Yangmo Ku* Abstract – To what extent could North Korea’s new leader Kim Jong-un follow the path of economic reform that Deng Xiaoping adopted in China starting in the late 1970s? This article analyzes the role of individual leadership, domestic context, and systemic considerations to determine whether or not China’s past is applicable to [...]

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