In his first article for The Diplomacist, Zihao Liu responds to John Mearsheimer's article in The National Interest, which predicted the capitulation of the Taiwanese to a progressively more militant and powerful PRC, saying that Mearsheimer underestimates the strength of the Taiwanese, misunderstands the structure of the Chinese domestic government, and overplays the success of the "Hong Kong Model"
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang announced this week that his country would undertake its strongest effort to date in combating environmental pollution. Conna Walsh examines the effects of China’s rapid industrialization and asserts that the government can win its fight against pollution with the right energy initiatives.
On Tuesday, Binjamin Netanyahu gave a speech to the American-Israeli Public Affairs Committee, in which he alerted his listeners to the ease with which Iranian officials could harness themselves to linguistic ambiguities in order to rapidly construct a nuclear weapon,should they decide to do so. Zander Abranowicz evaluates his words, and the long-term effects of the UN's "historic mistake".