China’s Hostage Diplomacy

China’s Hostage Diplomacy

Important structural changes in international affairs are often encapsulated in discrete incidents, easy to grasp even if somewhat oversimplified. The War of Jenkins’ Ear, for example, had more to do with competing British and Spanish ambitions in the Caribbean than…

Would Biden Be ‘Normal’?

Would Biden Be ‘Normal’?

Every presidential campaign offers a sales pitch. Hillary Clinton’s was experience; Barack Obama called her “the most qualified person ever to run for president.” Donald Trump’s was “Make America Great Again.” In 1920 Warren G. Harding promised a “return to…

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