Xi Jinping’s Authoritarian Drive is Following His Predecessors’ Precedents

This article was written by IWP alumnus David Stoffey. If there is a norm in Chinese succession, it’s that nearly every paramount leader strove to retain power indefinitely, with most failing. The U.S. State Department’s Policy Planning Staff recently released a long report on China. Likened to George Kennan’s 1946 “Long Telegram,” the report spells out Foggy Bottom’s foreign…

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Beijing’s Hegemonic Inhibition: Asia’s Foreboding Geopolitics and China’s Grand Strategy

The article below was published in the Spring 2018 edition of Active Measures, IWP’s student journal.  Contemporary scholarship of international relations commonly promotes the idea of Chinese power ascendancy and the subsequent erosion of U.S. primacy. These analyses regularly ignore geography in great-power calculations. Where the United States is blessed with abundant geographic benefits and…

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