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Wanted: A Give-And-Take Diplomacy for the North Korea Crisis

July 17, 2017

America should make a serious attempt at give-and-take diplomacy with China before the situation with North Korea becomes untenable.

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Needed: A China Policy

July 14, 2017

If the Trump Administration had changed its mind about the promotion of human rights and decided to pay more mind to their violations, why pick on China when the U.S.

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North Korea: For Now Change Behavior, Not Regime

July 14, 2017

It’s time to think outside the box on North Korea.

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Time to Say Goodbye to Afghanistan

July 02, 2017

In a few weeks, Trump may be the third president to attach his name to the war.


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The New Yorker reviews Avoiding War with China

June 26, 2017

This excerpt is taken from an article which appeared in the June 19, 2017 i

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Amitai Etzioni on Avoiding War with China

June 20, 2017

An interview with Devin Stewart at The Carnegie Council in New York City.



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Podcast Interview: A Closer Look with Arthur Levitt

June 15, 2017

Arthur Levitt, former chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, interviews Dr.

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America Needs a Foreign Policy That Doesn't Center on Regime Change

June 14, 2017

America is learning that coercive regime change doesn't work, especially when dealing with North Korea, China and Russia.

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Is U.S. Alarm over China’s Belt and Road Initiative Overhyped?

May 23, 2017

 The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has been dubbed “the project of the century.”

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US wins war with China: then what?

May 15, 2017

The US is involved in a slow motion Cuban-like missile crisis in dealing with North Korea, according to Harvard’s Graham Allison.This possibility led me to review the various strategies American pl

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How Macron Could Destroy the European Union

May 15, 2017

Emmanuel Macron's banking skills can't save the European Union from itself.

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The Day After: China Edition

May 11, 2017

Say the U.S. emerges as the victor in a war with China. What comes next?

Could a Theory on Bargaining Help the U.S. and China Solve the North Korean Issue?

May 02, 2017

Here is an idea based on international theory I developed—and a distinct way to deal with North Korea, by the U.S. and China, that follows. 

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Avoiding World War III

May 02, 2017

In March 2016, Steve Bannon 

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Amitai Etzioni on Avoiding War with China

April 25, 2017

In this interview with The Diplomat, the author discusses US-China relations and how to avoid a war between the two powers.