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Asian Futures
Four Theories of Modern China

What really drives China today—is it Xi Jinping himself, the Belt & Road Initiative, old habits of statecraft, or the regime’s authoritarian nature? Four recent books help us sort through the morass.

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The Lessons of Tragedy
How Woodrow Wilson Lost the Peace

One hundred years later, the Versailles settlement stands as the foremost example of world leaders drawing all the wrong lessons from tragedy.

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The View From Down Under
Reading the Tea Leaves in Canberra

Political chaos in Australia masks growing political cohesion on national security issues—and a hardening line on China.

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Collective Security?
The China Challenge

There is a growing consensus among Western governments about the risks posed by China’s security, industrial, and commercial policies.

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Asian Futures
Limiting Chinese Aggression: A Strategy of Counter-Pressure

Five strategic fallacies are causing us to overlook a range of options for deterring Beijing.

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The Open Society and Its Enemies
China’s Influence Game Down Under

China’s sophisticated infiltration of Australian politics is a troubling example of how authoritarian states can subvert open societies. The United States should heed the lesson.

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Presidential Power
Doing the Impossible

Jeremi Suri’s The Impossible Presidency grounds contemporary debates about the presidency in a historical understanding of the office—and shows why its recent occupants don’t measure up.

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Asia's Game of Thrones
The Pacific Power

Michael Green’s By More Than Providence is an insightful study—combining theory, history, and experience—of American grand strategy in Asia. It’s also a practical guide for extending American influence and power in the region.

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