The Queen Elizabeth and the Prince of Wales

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The British recently finished building two new aircraft carriers, the Queen Elizabeth and the Prince of Wales. Last week, Britain announced that one of...

The Truth About the US-China Thucydides Trap

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We remember Thucydides as a historian thanks to his documentation of the Peloponnesian War, but we often forget that he was also a philosopher....

Israel and the New American Strategy

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The drawdown of U.S. forces in the Middle East, about which we have written a few times now, is already empowering the countries that...

Back to the Future: China and the US

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The COVID-19 disease, which seems likely to be with us for a long time, has done its part to define history. But it has...

The Medical Structure and Calculated Risk

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Medical research is always involved in the important work of understanding disease and the human body. It is now at the center of a...

Power and the Rise and Fall of Nations

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Last week, I appeared on a Turkish TV station and spoke to a business group in Switzerland. The same question was the focus of...

Medical, Economic, Social, Military: The State of Play

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A riot broke out in a poor, predominantly Muslim neighborhood north of Paris over the weekend. The immediate cause was a traffic offense and...

The Coronavirus Closes Borders

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The border between the United States and Canada has been closed. I don’t recall that ever happening before; I’m not sure what it is...

Modeling the US Reaction to the Coronavirus

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The United States is under enormous pressure. The nature of the particular pressure is unique, though pressure on the United States from various forces...

Quarantine and the Supply Chain

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The global medical community appears to have devised a strategy for mitigating the coronavirus that depends largely on quarantine, or limiting contact among the...

Oil Prices

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Since before World War I and throughout the 1970s, the people who controlled oil had a lever for controlling others. Since the 1980s, the...

Thoughts on the Coronavirus

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I have presented geopolitics to be like economics, a science that predicts and summarizes the impersonal forces that drive a system so vast as...