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Background reading for President Xi’s state visit

Here are some good links for people interested in learning more before China’s President Xi comes to the US for a state visit. 1- Born Red, Evan Osnos, The New Yorker: Great background piece on President Xi 2- China’s Elegant, … Continue reading

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GOP 2nd Debate

Last night I watched the 2nd GOP debate, all 3+ hours of it. As an American, I find it interesting, but in many parts embarrassing. The squabbling was admittedly fun to watch, but  the real troubling parts were what passed … Continue reading

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When People ask me what is happening in North Korea

Among several people that know me, I’ve developed a reputation as a North Korea “watcher”, so it has become common for people to ask me what is happening in North Korea, or what will happen in North Korea, or when … Continue reading

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Graduation- No longer a student at Fletcher and looking for new opportunities

Greetings blog followers. You may have noticed that recently my blog posts have become more sporadic and mostly just links to outside published work. This is mostly due to the fact that I recently graduated from the Fletcher School of … Continue reading

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Evolution of the U.S.-ROK Alliance: Abandonment Fears

Another article in my Diplomat series is up. Throughout the history of the U.S.-ROK alliance, South Korea has faced abandonment fears stemming from the possibility that its great power sponsor would remove its troops from the Korean peninsula and end … Continue reading

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The Evolution of the U.S.-ROK Alliance

Another Diplomat article came out today. This one is the first one in a series based on my Master’s thesis. The United States Military has been instrumental in shaping perceptions of the United States in Korea, and has played an … Continue reading

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The Real Thucydides’ Trap

My article was just published at the Diplomat. Professor Graham Allison of the Harvard Kennedy School has popularized the phrase “Thucydides’ trap,” to explain the likelihood of conflict between a rising power and a currently dominant one. This is based … Continue reading

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You can now follow Small Crowded World on Twitter

Not sure how much I will actually be using this, but I’ve finally done it and joined twitter. You can find me here https://twitter.com/leon_whyte and you can comment to me at @leon_whyte. Thought I would never do this, it is a brave … Continue reading

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North Korea: The Myth of Maxed-Out Sanctions article

Here is a great new article in the Fletcher Security Review by Joshua Stanton about North Korean sanctions: http://www.fletchersecurity.org/#!stanton/c1vgi On December 19, 2014, President Obama publicly blamed North Korea for the cyberattack against Sony Pictures and for the subsequent cyberterrorism against … Continue reading

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2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,000 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it … Continue reading

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