International Relations

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Houthi supporters chant slogans holding signs reading "Death to America, Death to Israel"

AP/Hani Mohammed, File

Journal Article - Journal of Applied History

Two Types of Applied History

| December 2023

In recent years, a concerted effort has been made to build up and delineate a discipline of applied history. But there has been little discussion about what applied history is, how the discipline navigates a range of epistemological problems, and how applied history is distinct from other disciplines that use historical data and attend to matters of policy—particularly political science. This article considers some of these questions with respect to two common methods of applied history: analogy and genealogy.

Chinese soldiers marching

AP/Ng Han Guan

Analysis & Opinions - Project Syndicate

What Killed US-China Engagement?

| Jan. 04, 2024

Joseph Nye argues that while former US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping each played important roles in ending Sino-American engagement, the death of the policy started with the 2008 global financial crisis. That is when Chinese elites concluded that America was in decline, and that China need no longer bide its time.

 A section of the cheering crowd at Buckingham Palace

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Analysis & Opinions - Foreign Policy

A Practical Guide to Perpetual Peace

| Dec. 19, 2023

Stephen Walt advocates for world leaders (and publics) to start by taking realism's lessons more seriously and cast a more skeptical eye on any ideology that claims to have found the key to ending war forever. Because these proposals all require imposing political beliefs on others who may not want to accept them, they typically make the problem worse rather than better.

U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla, speaks during roundtable discussion

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Analysis & Opinions - The Conversation

A US Ambassador Working for Cuba? Charges Against Former Diplomat Victor Manuel Rocha Spotlight Havana's Importance in the World of Spying

| Dec. 15, 2023

Calder Walton writes that if proved, Victor Manuel Rocha's espionage would place him among the longest-serving spies in modern times. Allowing him to operate as a spy in the senior echelons of the U.S. government for so long would represent a staggering U.S. security failure.