Key Reading

Full Text of Xi Jinping’s Speech at China’s Party Congress

Contextualising Putin’s “On The Historical Unity Of Russians And Ukrainians”

Myanmar’s Troubled History: Coups, Military Rule, And Ethnic Conflict

The Long Fall Of Beirut

A Squabble About History Almost Killed Xi Jinping’s Father

Bin Laden’s Catastrophic Success

China’s Communists At 100

Donald Rumsfeld, Iraq War Architect, Dead At 88

The Chinese Communist Party Turns 100

China’s Population Bust

Trump’s Failed Putsch

The Biggest National Security Stories Of 2020

The Best Of 2020 – Foreign Affairs

What Trump Showed Us About America

The Gulf War 30 Years Later: Successes, Failures, And Blind Spots

Breaking Down the Pentagon’s 2020 China Military Power Report: A Quest for PLA Parity?

The Delusion Of India Trying To Throttle China’s Maritime Trade

Big Tech’s Big Test

Who Can Check China?

China’s Hong Kong Gamble

Deglobalization’s Dangers

Flattening The Global Curve

How The Worst Day Since 1987 Compares To The Real Stock Market Crash Of 1987

How Will History Books Remember The 2010s?

Whose India?

US 2020 Visionary Survey

Trump’s Middle East Meltdown

Who’s Afraid of Huawei? Understanding The 5G Security Concern

The Geopolitical Implications Of Future Oil Demand

The German–Soviet Non-Aggression Pact: A Bad Deal, 80 Years Ago

Tiananmen At 30

Asia Had The Upper Hand

Demystifying Belt And Road

Six Key Takeaways From Xi Jinping’s Belt And Road Forum Speech To World Leaders

China’s Engagement With Smaller South Asian Countries

The BJP In Power: Indian Democracy And Religious Nationalism

Why Did AIi All Go So Wrong? An Arab Veteran Of The Anti-Soviet Jihad Speaks

The Risk Of Nuclear Winter

Most Read War On The Rocks Articles Of 2018

‘A Record Of Exploded Ideas’: History And Strategic Commentary In The 21st Century

Foreign Affairs Reading Lists

Where to now? 40 years after the big economic experiment that changed China

Intelligence And You: A Guide For Policymakers

The Global Impact of a Chinese Recession

Understanding Today’s World

Sri Lanka: Stepping Back from a Constitutional Crisis

The Decline Of The West, Again

Seventy Years of the New York Times Describing Saudi Royals as Reformers

Gandhi for the Post-Truth Age

The Sultan’s New Clothes

The Turning Point of 2008

From Wicket to Thicket

Our Kind Of Traitor

Henry Kissinger: “We Are In A Very, Very Grave Period.”

China’s “Malacca Dilemma”

The Complicated Geopolitics of U.S. Oil Sanctions on Iran

North Korean Nuclear Negotiations

Perception and Misperception on the Korean Peninsula

Cuba After The Castros

Assessing China’s Engagement In The Indian Subcontinent

The Lowy Institute Global Diplomacy Index 2017

The Battle Of Chosin Reservoir: How China Saved North Korea From Extinction

The National Security Strategy of The United States – 2017

The China Dashboard

Australia’s Foreign Policy White Paper

The Arms Race in Cyberspace

Saudi Arabia’s Impatient Young Man

House of Saud: Princes detained

Grand Designs: Does China have a ‘Grand Strategy’?

The Iranian–Saudi Hegemonic Rivalry

China’s New Politburo And Politburo Standing Committee

Xi Jinping’s Moment

Competing Visions of Asia

Creative Minilateralism in a Changing Asia Opportunities for Security Convergence and Cooperation Between Australia, India and Japan

Central Asia’s Silk Road Rivalries

Vision 2030 and Saudi Arabia’s Social Contract: Austerity and Transformation

Country Reports On Terrorism 2016 – U.S. Department Of state

China’s Foreign Policy Experiment in South Sudan

Contentious borders in the Middle East and North Africa: context and concepts

Russia Military Power: Building A Military To Support Great Power Aspirations

Top Risks 2017: The Geopolitical Recession

China’s Big Bet on Soft Power

Riyadh Declaration: Arab-Islamic-US Summit builds close partnership

Resource Extraction And Violent Extremism In Africa

The China–North Korea Relationship

The state of major arms transfers in 8 graphics

Brexit White Paper

Mapped: America’s Collective Defense Agreements

See Where Donald Trump Wants to Take U.S. Foreign Policy

Global Nuclear Power Database

Paradox of Progress: Global Trends Report 2017

Strategic Choices for a Turbulent World – Rand Corp.

The United States and China at the Outset of the Trump Era: A Rocky Start, with Far-Reaching Potential

Stratfor 2017 Annual Forecast

Sectarian Dilemmas in Iranian Foreign Policy: When Strategy and Identity Politics Collide

Pakistan–China: strategic partnership means business

Saudi Arabia and 9/11: Establishing the Truth Behind the Release of the 28 Pages and the “Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act”

U.S. Department of Defense – Information Technology Environment

The World Nuclear Industry – Status Report 2016

The Chilcot Report on Iraq – Executive Summary

Fragile States Index 2016: Foreign Policy

Into Africa: China’s global security shift

China’s One Belt, One Road Document

Saudi Vision 2030

Global Monetary Policy Tracker

Global Conflict Tracker

Global Diplomacy Index 2016

Kissinger’s Vision For U.S.-Russia Relations

A Brief History of Balochistan

Middle East – The Economic Effects of War and Peace – The World Bank

Global Conflict Tracker

World Outlook for 2016

Prospects for the Global Economy in 2016

Foreign Affairs Best Of 2015 Anthology

Foreign Policy’s 100 Leading Thinkers (2015)

The Believer – Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, Leader Of The Islamic State

A Deadly Triangle – Afghanistan, Pakistan & India

The Chinese Communist Party – Backgrounder

The Radio Broadcast That Ended World War II

China Global Investment Tracker

Tackling Asia’s Greatest Challenges – U.S., Japan, Vietnam Trilateral Report

The U.S. Department of Defense Cyber Strategy

U.S.-China 21 The Future of U.S.-China Relations Under Xi Jinping – Harvard Kennedy School

A ‘New Cold War’? Abusing History, Misunderstanding Russia – Chatham House 

The King who was killed by a monkey

Special Report: The State of U.S. Defense 2017

Obama’s uncertain legacy

Global Nuclear Power Database

The 5 Most Important Treaties in World History

Nixon’s Resignation: 40 Years Later

Eight things you need to know about China’s economy

Territorial Disputes – Malignant and Benign

The Kissinger Interview in The National Interest

Beyond Guantanamo

China in Africa

The Iran Nuclear Deal

China’s Maritime Disputes

The Role of the Federal Reserve

The FP Power List: The 500 Most Powerful People On The Planet. Read Here – Foreign Policy

2012: The Year of the Locusts. Read Here – Project Syndicate

Beijing Opera: China Changes Leader, But What Comes After Hu. Read Here – Reuters

Free Markets, Anarchy, Ideology and Utopia. Read Here – Standpoint

A Forgotten War in the Himalayas. Read Here – RealClearWorld

War is the Worst. Read Here – Intelligent Life

The first serious biography of Aung San Suu Kyi arrives at perhaps the most serious point of her public life. Read Here – Democracy

During World War II, Ernest Hemingway happily devoted much more of his time and energy to the field of intelligence than to his normal literary pursuits. He had relationships with the intelligence section of the US embassy in Havana as well as with at least three US intelligence agencies. Read Here – Studies in Intelligence

Conflicting Aims, Limited Means: Russia In The Middle East – Read Here

A Cooperative Strategy for 21st Century Seapower – U.S. Navy – Read Here

The Saudi Arabia’s Royal Family – Read Here

Backgrounder on ISIS – Read Here

US Defense Department Report on China 2014 – Read Here

RUSI Report On Foundations of Defence-Industrial Cooperation Between Western States and Emerging Powers – Read Here

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