Historical animosity has been a major factor in Sino–Japanese tensions, but strategic regional objectives remain their primary motivator.
While their natural aspects and influences should not be disregarded, famine and starvation must be viewed primarily as a breakdown in social and political systems.
Due to unrealistic expectations associated with ‘thick’ reconciliation, ‘thin’ reconciliation offers practical realities and moral intent in post-conflict scenarios.
The symbolic power of the aircraft carrier was key to China’s public demand to develop aircraft capabilities and reflective of desires to achieve world power prestige.
Tiananmen, although isolated as a catalyst for subsequent domestic reforms in China, was only one of a number of structural factors which led to the China of today.
If one denies the right to enter, so too they deny the right to leave; a fair immigration policy is one which employs open borders and relaxed restrictions.
Globalization has reduced the importance of space in geopolitics, but Iraq, Iran and North Korea have developed capabilities to increase the value of space.
Though currently harmonised, China’s preferences as a rising economic power have become an important determinant of global economic governance.
The Asian Development State emerged after WWII as an alternative and effective model of economic development when compared to the dominant US model.
With Johnson’s executive mandate for war and Nixon’s justification of executive authority, the Vietnam War set a dangerous precedent for presidential war powers.
The shared threat of China provides an interesting and underutilized way to examine the strategic decision to pursue reform or retrenchment in North Korea and Myanmar.