Confronted by a fate that restricts their lives

I know nothing of Korea, other than having a general sense of the roles its politically divided geographies play vis-a-vis US and global security, two subjects that I follow closely.  Occasionally a blockbluster headline will focus the mind. The past…

Terraforming Diplomacy: Beijing, Manila and the Scarborough Shoal

Over the last eight years I've commissioned, edited or led a dozen or more research studies and analytical pieces on the South China Sea disputes.   China's assertiveness in the region, and especially the way that it has operationalized its diplomatic…

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