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An Elizabethan Cyberwar

As the U.S. and China trade accusations as to who is the real cyber assailant, Cold War tropes have become commonplace in describing digital dispute between Beijing and Washington. From then Secretary of State Clinton’s...

Cybersecurity and the New Cold War

The effects of an Internet attack could rival those of a nuclear bomb, according to a Chinese general at a briefing with the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff in Beijing on Monday. From Bloomberg News: With the Internet...

Korea in Chinese History: Stuck in the Middle

While China’s role in the stand-off on the Korean peninsula is generally viewed in terms of recent Cold War history, Jeremiah Jenne explains at The Economist’s Banyan blog that it also has much older and deeper...

U.S.-China Tensions: What Must Kerry Do?

In the latest installment of China File’s Conversations series, Elizabeth Economy, Andrew J. Nathan and Orville Schell respond to Nina Hachigian’s recommendations to new U.S. secretary of state John Kerry. In a...

China Focus Comes at a Cost for Germany

Following chancellor Angela Merkel’s visit to Beijing last week, Judy Dempsey warns at The New York Times that Germany’s booming trade with China may be a double-edged sword: As the crisis drags down most European...

Forum: A Cold War With China?

The New York Times’ Room for Debate forum asks a panel of experts whether recent flashpoints in Sino-U.S. relations, including the escape of Chen Guangcheng and diplomatic brinksmanship in the South China Sea, indicate an...

Cold War, BRICs and Why 9/11 Doesn't Matter

A Century Weekly editorial at Caixin online cites Niall Ferguson’s argument that 11/9 (1989, the fall of the Berlin Wall) is more definitive of our times than 9/11, and argues that the rise of the BRIC nations outweighs...

Inside a Secret Chinese Classroom

From Asia Times: The 1950s in Britain was a decade of post-war reconstruction, growing prosperity and conscription, when some 2.5 million young men had to do their “national service” in the name of queen and country....

Chaos Under Heaven – Louis Menand

From a lengthy essay by Louis Menand in the New Yorker reviewing Margaret MacMillan’s Nixon and Mao: The Week That Changed the World: MacMillan’s book is a clearly written, informative, moment-by-moment account of Nixon’s visit, set in the context of twentieth-century Sino-American history. The context makes it plain that both governments had excellent reasons for […]

Ideology? Don’t you believe it – Dmitry Shlapentokh

From Asia Times: This is a good, well-researched book. It could have been even better if the author, apparently carried away by the fascinating materials he displays in his narrative, had read his manuscript again and provided good, theoretical theses that would place his data in a broader perspective. Even so, US-China Cold War Collaboration, […]

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