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Major areas of focus at Marathon include:

  • Grand strategy
  • Alliances, diplomacy, and statecraft
  • Defense and military affairs
  • Commerce, trade, and technology
  • International order and equilibrium
October 13, 2020

Should U.S. Foreign Policy Focus on Great-Power Competition?

Foreign Affairs | We at Foreign Affairs have recently published a number of pieces on great-power competition. To complement these articles, we decided to ask a broad pool of experts for their take...

October 12, 2020

Korean Policy Forum “U.S.-Korea Relations in the Era of U.S.-China Strategic Rivalry” – Part 2

GW IKS | The intensifying strategic rivalry between the U.S. and China under the Trump administration has exposed the U.S.-Korea relations to a greater deal of uncertainty....

October 12, 2020

Korean Policy Forum “U.S.-Korea Relations in the Era of U.S.-China Strategic Rivalry” – Part 1

GW IKS | The intensifying strategic rivalry between the U.S. and China under the Trump administration has exposed the U.S.-Korea relations to a greater deal of uncertainty....

October 10, 2020

Defending Taiwan is growing costlier and deadlier

The Economist | Rousing music accompanies the h-6k, a hulking Chinese bomber, as it sweeps up into a pink sky. Moments later, its pilot presses a red button, with the panache and fortitude that only a People’s Liberation Army (pla) officer could muster, and a missile streaks towards the island of Guam...

October 9, 2020

Online Event: Tenth Annual South China Sea Conference, Session Four

Center for Strategic & International Studies | The CSIS Southeast Asia Program and Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative are pleased to present the Tenth Annual South China Sea Conference: Session Four on Friday, October 9, 2020...

October 9, 2020

Panel: Pace of Navy Freedom of Navigation Operations Stressing Force

USNI News | Freedom of navigation operations in the South China Sea puts stress on the fleet when the Navy could use that time more effectively “to train up for high-end conflict,” a national security expert who served in the Trump administration said Friday...

October 7, 2020

Why The Pentagon Should Focus On Taiwan

War On the Rocks |China is now the official “pacing threat” for the U.S. armed forces. Simply put, the Pentagon considers the People’s Liberation Army its most serious competition. ....

October 4, 2020

China, Foreign Affairs, and the Anti-Ideology Delusion

RealClear Politics | The China challenge has revived an old and often arid quarrel about the relationship in foreign affairs between ideas and interests...

October 1, 2020

A View from the United States: Unwilling to Let “the End of History” Go

ZeitenwendeWendezeiten | From the US perspective, the era of “the end of history” is over. America is internalizing that and increasingly determined to concentrate on great power competition....

October 1, 2020

A New Bargain

Internationale Politik | The rapid rise of China is inevitably forcing a major shift in the US-European relationship. It is time for both sides to root the transatlantic bond in shared interests, rather than often ill-defined values. Fortunately, such a basis exists.....