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WoTR Dont Call It Grey Zone Chinas Use Of Force Spectrum

Don’t Call it a Gray Zone: China’s Use-of-Force Spectrum

On Oct. 30, 2020, Gen. Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, placed a phone call to assure his Chinese counterpart that the United States did not…

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Luncheon Discussion with Claudia Rosett

VanityFair Forget Gas Prices Billionaire Clubs Run On Cobalt

Forget Gas Prices. The Billionaire Club’s Run on Cobalt Says Everything About Our Battery-Powered Future

As the bankers from J.P. Morgan’s London offices stepped off the two-hour private flight from Johannesburg onto the hot runway, soldiers sporting sunglasses and semiautomatics watched them closely. The Democratic…

ForeignAffairs The New Nuclear Age

The New Nuclear Age

In late June 2021, satellite images revealed that China was building 120 intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) silos on the edge of the Gobi Desert. This was followed by the revelation…

Barrons Economic Weight Is Power China Gaining Fast

Economic Weight is Power. China is Gaining Fast

Who is the manufacturing workshop of the world? Who is the major trading partner of most nations? Who is the exporter of the most essential links in the global supply…

ForeignPolicy The Dangers Of Chinas Decline

The Dangers of China’s Decline

Decline is a tricky concept. The term makes us think of a country that is falling like a rock—one whose power and capabilities are dropping across the board. But a…

WoTR DOD Budget Reform Cannot Succeed Without Congress

Budget Reform Can’t Succeed Without Congress

The Department of Defense’s Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Execution program has been variously called “a relic of the past,” a “root cause of … bloat” and “the primary factor behind the decline in…

An aerial view showing a specialised barge sitting on a salt lake retention pond while pumping residuals on the bottom of the pond to nearby storage facilities in Golmud, China on 23 July, 2018. Operated by the Qinghai Salt Lake Group, the salt lake is an abundant source of minerals such as Potassium, Magnesium, and Litiuhm.  Photographer: Qilai Shen

The Battery Metal Really Worrying China is Lithium, Not Nickel

Nickel has captured much of the limelight among battery metals in recent weeks, and understandably so. Wild price swings, including an unprecedented 250% advance over two trading sessions amid a short…

WoTR Chinas Plan For Digital Dominance

China’s Plan for Digital Dominance

Digital transformation is all the craze in China. Even the venerable Kweichow Moutai distillery now talks of the new digital processes necessary to brew a smarter liquor. But all of this…

FBI Video Made In Beijing Screenshot

FBI’s Made in Beijing: The Plan for Global Market Domination

The FBI has created a new tool to assist in its mission to identify, expose, prevent, and investigate intelligence activities on U.S. soil. It is a short documentary titled Made in Beijing:…