MAKING SENSE OF THE RUMBLINGS ON THE KOREAN PENINSULA

The sparks that had defined the previous weeks promptly fizzled out. Two and a half years of relative tranquility on the Korean Peninsula was shattered in the month of June 2020. It began on the night of May 31, when South Korea-based North Korean defector groups floated balloons with anti-North Korean messages across the border. […]

THE INTERFACE: REESTABLISHING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN TACTICS AND POLITICS

Considering the mutual relation between strategy and tactics helps establish the extent of what is possible, or necessary, in strategic competition.   Marco Polo describes a bridge, stone by stone. “But which is the stone that supports the bridge?” Kublai Khan asks. “The bridge is not supported by one stone or another,” Marco answers, “but […]