Francis P. Sempa
Sep 11, 2020
Geopolitics and Geoeconomics Won the Cold War and Can Help Contain China
“[T]he entire realm of strategy,” wrote Edward Luttwak in his 1987 classic Strategy: The Logic of War and Peace, “is pervaded by a paradoxical logic of its...
Aug 31, 2020
Classical Geopolitics for the 21st Century: Geopolitics, Geography and Strategic History
University of Reading (U.K.) professor Geoffrey Sloan, who also teaches at the U.S. Naval War College, has written the most important book on classical geopolitics since Colin...
Aug 27, 2020
Blessed Are the Peacemakers: In Praise of Nuclear Strategists
We recently commemorated the 75th anniversaries of dropping the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki that forced a reluctant Japan to surrender and thereby end the Second World...
Aug 4, 2020
China’s Rise Is MacArthur’s Vindication
In the midst of President Harry Truman’s controversial firing of General Douglas MacArthur during the Korean War, Air Force General George Kenny, who brilliantly led...
Jun 12, 2020
The United States, China and ‘The Geography of the Peace’
“The United States must recognize once again, and permanently, that the power constellation in Europe and Asia is of everlasting concern to her, both in time of war and in time...
May 28, 2020
The Return of the Nuclear Balance
In May 2015, I wrote an article in The Diplomat, raising the question of whether the United States needed to revive its nuclear strategy. The impetus for that article was a Pentagon...
May 20, 2020
Henry M. Jackson and the Decline of the National Democratic Party’s Anticommunism
The current Cold War with China—for that is what is happening on the world stage as a result of Chinese aggression in the South China Sea, the rapid expansion of China’s...
May 8, 2020
V-E Day Through the Eyes of a Combat Soldier
When I was a child growing up in northeastern Pennsylvania, our family celebrated or commemorated national holidays, Roman Catholic holy days, and two other special days: June 6th...
May 5, 2020
China and ‘The Suicidal Mania of American Business’
As the U.S. economy reels from the government-imposed shutdown of businesses large and small, and as the COVID-19 virus, unleashed on the world by the perfidy of the Chinese...
Apr 24, 2020
Is H. R. McMaster the New Mr. X?
Comparing McMaster's China prescriptions to George Kennan's famous containment strategy.The May 2020 issue of The Atlantic headlines an article entitled “How China Sees the...
Apr 21, 2020
The Real Truman Doctrine and Its Consequences
On March 12, 1947, U.S. President Harry Truman announced what commentators and historians have ever since called the “Truman Doctrine.” The immediate purpose of...
Apr 6, 2020
Colin Gray and the Revival of Classical Geopolitics
Colin S. Gray, who died in late February after a long battle with cancer, was one of the great strategic thinkers of our time. He authored more than 30 books and 300 articles,...
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