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Here’s the dirty truth about China’s rare-earths threat

Author: Eugene Gholz

Hit by U.S. tariffs and the blacklisting of Chinese telecom supplier Huawei, Beijing recently found a way to send a threatening trade message: with a visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping to a rare-earths processing plant. An editorial in the official People’s Daily newspaper on the subject warned, “Don’t underestimate China’s ability to strike back.” The newspaper even used a phrase, translated as “don’t say we didn’t warn you,” previously employed just before border wars with India and Vietnam.

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Great Power Competition: The Maritime Century

Date: September 28, 2019

Great Power Competition: The Maritime Century

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Location: 1030 Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Admiral Christopher Grady ’84 is Notre Dame’s first four star flag officer and currently serves as Commander, US Fleet Forces Command; Commander, US Naval Forces Northern Command; and Commander, US Naval Forces Strategic Command…
Faustian Bargain: Secret Soviet-German Military Cooperation in the Interwar Period

Date: October 8, 2019

Faustian Bargain: Secret Soviet-German Military Cooperation in the Interwar Period

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Location: 1030 Jenkins Nanovic

Readahead Material - To Be Provided Ian Johnson is historian of war, diplomacy, and technology. He received his PhD from the Ohio State University in 2016, with a dissertation that explored secret military cooperation between the Soviet Union and Germany in the interwar period. During graduate school, he was the recipient of a Fulbright-Hays Fellowship, as well as the OSU Presidential Fellowship.…

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