The paradox of Indian poverty
Sadanand Dhume | Times of India
Narcotic Culture: A History Of Drugs In China, By Frank Dikotter, Lars Peter Laamann, And Zhou Xun (2004)
featuring Frank Dikötter via Not Even Past
The opium myth is one of the most important pillars of the conventional narrative of modern Chinese history. According to the myth, opium is presumed to be a highly addictive narcotic and highly harmful to its users’ health, and Great Britain used its military superiority to impost the shameful opium trade on China and turn it into a nation of opium addicts who were “smoking themselves to death while their civilization descended into chaos.”
Strategika Issue 55: The Structure of World Power
Strategika Issue 55 is now available online. Strategika is an online journal that analyzes ongoing issues of national security in light of conflicts of the past—the efforts of the Military History Working Group of historians, analysts, and military personnel focusing on military history and contemporary conflict.
The Structure of the Contemporary International System
by Josef Joffe via Strategika
A monopoly obtains when one firm is free to set prices and output while keeping ambitious newcomers out of the market. The best example is Standard Oil in the late 19th century. Ruthlessly undercutting competitors, the company ended up controlling 90 percent of refined oil flows in the United States. The United States never had that kind of overweening power in the international “market.” It may have come close to unipolarity in the 1990s when its mortal rival, the Soviet Union, had committed suicide. Yet the contemporary world is no longer unipolar. Neither is it bi- or multipolar.
The Vagaries Of World Power
by Nadia Schadlow via Strategika
By traditional measures—military strength, economic wealth, population size—the United States remains the world’s preeminent superpower. Its economy continues to expand; it deploys the largest military in the world; it is home to a growing population; and American laws and capital flows encourage a vibrant ecosystem for innovation.
There Is Only One Superpower
By Gordon G. Chang
A Wobbling Goliath
By Giselle Donnelly
A Different Path to Global Stability
By Chris Gibson
Regional Bipolarity, The New Global Model
By Ralph Peters
America on Top
By Miles Maochun Yu
Victor Davis Hanson: US Strategy On China, Great Powers
By Victor Davis Hanson
Read the full issue here.
Fortunate Sons: The 120 Chinese Boys Who Came to America, Went to School, and Revolutionized an Ancient Civilization by Liel Leibovitz and Matthew Miller
Education research: The perils of narrow training
Frederick M. Hess | AEI video
Graduate student education training is incredibly rigorous and high caliber, so what's wrong with it? Frederick Hess explains why the scope of training is just as important as the quality.
Boxed In: The Bad Side of Best Practices in Intelligence by Debora Pfaff
New Issue Of Hoover Digest Online
via Hoover Digest
The fall issue of Hoover Digest is now available online. The journal focuses on topics both classical—the economy, personal freedom, the role of government—and timely, such as cybersecurity, terrorism, and geopolitical shifts.
The Myth of an International Populist Uprising
by Conrad Black
November 2, 2018
EXAMPLE OF SUCCESS IN U.S. FOREIGN POLICY ACE VENTURA
PAUL RAHE: REALISM IN FOREIGN AFFAIRS, SPARTA
CONSCIENCE & TEMPORAL AUTHORITY
POSITIVE LAW vs. CONSCIENCE