Book Review: The Future is Asian: Commerce, Conflict and Culture in the 21st Century

The Future is Asian: Commerce, Conflict and Culture in the 21st Century by Parag Khanna My rating: 4 of 5 stars This isn't a bad book. In fact, it's pretty good. But I'm torn on what to rate it. On one hand, it could potentially deserve 5 stars for accuracy, a good overview, it being …

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Book Review: Japan Rearmed: The Politics of Military Power

Japan Rearmed: The Politics of Military Power by Sheila A. Smith My rating: 5 of 5 stars Before I say anything about this book, I need to confess I know the author (to whatever degree), highly respect her expertise on Japan (she's the Council on Foreign Relations' Senior Fellow for Japan), so this commentary and …

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Finally! A Few (Brief) New Book Reviews

Those of you who have been with me for a long time may remember I used to constantly write book reviews, for years, and in some cases, some very thorough, comprehensive in depth ones that took a long time to write. Unfortunately, my health really plummeted a few years ago and has gotten progressively worse …

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Book Review: Losing Military Supremacy: The Myopia of American Strategic Planning

Losing Military Supremacy: The Myopia of American Strategic Planning by Andrei Martyanov My rating: 2 of 5 stars I have to admit I bought this book because the title and premise were intriguing, matching some of my own concerns about the recent, current and future state of the US military. But, wow, what a crazy …

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