April 28, 2020
Enemies and Institutions: Five Survey Experiments on the Vividness Effect and Democratice Threat Perception
Featuring Madison Schramm
April 21, 2020
Featuring Chaplain Col. Lawrence Dabeck
The United States of America was founded on a conspiracy theory. In the lead-up to the War of Independence, revolutionaries argued that a tax on tea or stamps is not just a tax, but the opening gambit in a sinister plot of oppression. The signers of the Declaration of Independence were convinced — based on "a long train of abuses and usurpations" — that the king of Great Britain was conspiring to establish "an absolute Tyranny" over the colonies.
President Biden last week announced a Pentagon task force to review military policy toward China, commenting that America will “meet the China challenge” and “win the competition of the future.” From its makeup it’s clear the review will look for ways to move U.S. policy toward a greater emphasis on diplomatic solutions. But in defining America's future national strategy, the new administration should take this process a step further. China’s long-term strategy stretches beyond the issues of trade policy, great power rivalry, nuclear proliferation and military expansion. Largely unexamined...
VIRTUAL | Geopolitics: The Competing Maritime and Continental World Orders of China, Russia, and the United States
Sarah C. M. Paine is William S. Sims University Professor of History and Grand Strategy in the Strategy & Policy Department of the U.S. Naval War College. Nine years of research in Australia, China, Japan, Russia, and Taiwan form the...
Mariya Grinberg is a postdoctoral fellow with the Dickey Center for International Understanding at Dartmouth College. Her primary research examines why states trade with their enemies,...