Thucydides Trap: US & China Relations

Warning, the following post briefly discusses ancient history, so if you haven’t had your coffee yet, you may want to click the “back” button and avoid this post at all costs!!! Thucydides, an Athenian (ancient Greek) historian, is considered to be a father figure of international relations theory. This is thanks to his seminal work…

Donald Trump vs. GOP Foreign Policy Establishment (Part One)

On March 2nd, 2016, 121 Republican national security experts penned an open letter opposing the GOP nomination of Donald Trump. The letter is short and concise but truly captures the emotions of many foreign policy practitioners, writers, and connoisseurs. Some of their objections included the following: “…His advocacy for aggressively waging trade wars is a recipe for…