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Why China Behaves The Way It Does, And What To Do About It

Why China Behaves The Way It Does, And What To Do About It

by Doug Bandow America remains the world’s most powerful nation, but foreign crises appear to be a constant for the Biden administration. Although Russia and Ukraine have grabbed the spotlight, before that the crisis-du-jour was China and Taiwan. And Beijing will pose the greater challenge over the long term. The “China problem” is complicated. At […]

Military Spending Is Not the Same As Defense Spending

Military Spending Is Not the Same As Defense Spending

by Doug Bandow The world is a mess, and conservative politicians talk about increasing “defense spending.” This has obvious appeal. After all, who can be against defending the country? The problem is that most of America’s military outlays have nothing to do with defense.  From 1789 to 1947, the U.S. had a Department of War. […]

Engaging China Was The Right Strategy Then; It Remains The Right Strategy Now

Engaging China Was The Right Strategy Then; It Remains The Right Strategy Now

  by Doug Bandow China has gone from valued partner to prospective enemy. The easiest way to pass legislation in Washington is to claim that it is directed against Beijing. The conventional wisdom today is that engagement with the People’s Republic of China has failed.  Indeed, the PRC is an ever-worsening tragedy. President and Chinese […]