A Chinese paramilitary policeman takes part in a training exercise in Nanning, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, July 18, 2016.  REUTERS/Stringer

PETER APPS – Commentary: Here’s how a U.S.-China war could play out

For all the focus on terrorism, one of the most striking features of the last decade is that the risk of war between the world’s major countries has returned. For the first time since the fall of the Berlin wall, military thinkers in the United States, Europe and Asia are putting serious thought into what such a conflict might look …

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Jonathan Marshall – Behind the North Korean Nuke Crisis

In response to North Korea’s recent announcement that it plans to launch a satellite within a few days, Washington and its partners are speaking loudly to condemn the regime but carrying very small sticks to stop it. If Teddy Roosevelt were still alive, he would not be impressed. A White House spokesman called North Korea’s plans “another irresponsible provocation” and a senior State Department …