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Review | China’s spies: the West’s biggest challenge today and their history, from Mao Zedong to Xi Jinping

Cyber warfare, economic espionage, cultural infiltration – the Chinese intelligence services are the 21st century’s KGB, French journalist Roger Faligot writes; he tells the story of China’s spies, from Mao Zedong to Xi Jinping.

16 Aug 2019 - 8:00PM

Cyber warfare, economic espionage, cultural infiltration – the Chinese intelligence services are the 21st century’s KGB, French journalist Roger Faligot writes; he tells the story of China’s spies, from Mao Zedong to Xi Jinping.

China’s spies: the West’s biggest challenge today and their history, from Mao Zedong to Xi Jinping
Review | The true story of Indian assassin who avenged massacre by British at Amritsar in 1919 – after a 21-year wait

British soldiers gunned down 400 to 600 unarmed protesters in Amritsar, India, in 1919. Udham Singh survived and, 21 years later in London, shot dead an official of the East India Association. His thrilling story is told in The Patient Assassin.

26 Jun 2019 - 7:47PM

British soldiers gunned down 400 to 600 unarmed protesters in Amritsar, India, in 1919. Udham Singh survived and, 21 years later in London, shot dead an official of the East India Association. His thrilling story is told in The Patient Assassin.

The true story of Indian assassin who avenged massacre by British at Amritsar in 1919 – after a 21-year wait
Review | How the US should respond to China’s rising sea threat examined in new book

US maritime strategy must be geared toward China’s growing power at sea, argues the new edition of Red Star Over the Pacific.

8 Jan 2019 - 12:37PM

US maritime strategy must be geared toward China’s growing power at sea, argues the new edition of Red Star Over the Pacific.

How the US should respond to China’s rising sea threat examined in new book
The South China Sea’s history and role in international politics – a scholarly view

Edited by a Taiwanese law professor, this latest volume in a series on contemporary China examines the competing claims to the waterway and the geopolitics of one of the world’s major flashpoints.

10 Jul 2018 - 6:21PM

Edited by a Taiwanese law professor, this latest volume in a series on contemporary China examines the competing claims to the waterway and the geopolitics of one of the world’s major flashpoints.

The South China Sea’s history and role in international politics – a scholarly view
Review | US failure to bring peace to post-war China explained in The China Mission – book review

The Marshall Plan changed post-war Europe, but its architect, General George Marshall, failed to unite China’s Nationalists and Communists. Author Daniel Kurtz-Phelan asserts that US foreign policy was flawed and doomed to failure

16 May 2018 - 9:03PM

The Marshall Plan changed post-war Europe, but its architect, General George Marshall, failed to unite China’s Nationalists and Communists. Author Daniel Kurtz-Phelan asserts that US foreign policy was flawed and doomed to failure

US failure to bring peace to post-war China explained in The China Mission – book review
The South China Sea, its history and role in international politics examined by 12 experts in Great Powers, Grand Strategies

Retired US naval officers, university professors, think-tank scholars, and Asia experts examine China’s aggressive moves in the South China Sea and their current and future geopolitical impact, and hope prudence and wisdom prevail

20 Feb 2018 - 7:38PM

Retired US naval officers, university professors, think-tank scholars, and Asia experts examine China’s aggressive moves in the South China Sea and their current and future geopolitical impact, and hope prudence and wisdom prevail

The South China Sea, its history and role in international politics examined by 12 experts in Great Powers, Grand Strategies
Book review: The Gunpowder Age challenges traditional explanations of the West's military dominance

Tonio Andrade’s history of military innovation seeks to explain why technology sometimes surged and sometimes stagnated in China and the West

20 Jan 2017 - 11:37AM

Tonio Andrade’s history of military innovation seeks to explain why technology sometimes surged and sometimes stagnated in China and the West

Book review: The Gunpowder Age challenges traditional explanations of the West's military dominance