In the latest issue (temporarily un-gated) of Survival, Ethan Kapstein and I look at the steep rise in arms imports to Asia and what the consequences are for U.S. influence in that region, the prospects of major conventional weapons proliferation, and for crisis stability in hotspots such as the South China Sea.
The ideas in this short article cover some of the ground in our book manuscript, "Arms for Influence: The Global Arms Trade and the Future of U.S. Power."
You can download a copy here for the time being. If you are having trouble, feel free to contact me.
Tonight at at 6pm I will be giving a talk at Bard College's James Clarke Chace Memorial Speaker Series. Details can be found here.
From The New Republic:
Only occasionally do the categories used to organize presidential debates and talk-show roundtables reflect the world as it actually works. Case in point: foreign policy, defined, for the purposes of a campaign year, as a narrow set of invariably perilous scenarios, the solution to which always seems to involve blowing something up. Sanders himself is guilty of playing into this facile paradigm. A year into his improbable experiment in populist revolution, he’s laid out the basis for a robust, even radical foreign policy vision and doesn’t appear to realize it.
In his recent book-length study, Democratic Militarism,..."