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New Publications

Fri., May. 30, 2014

We are proud to share new publications by CPOST Fellow David Benson and CPOST alumna Jenna Jordan.

U.S.-China Hotline Could Help Avert Crises

Fri., May. 02, 2014    |    UChicago News

Citing the increased number of territorial disputes in East Asia, Senator Mark Kirk and CPOST Director Robert Pape propose a hotline between the United States and China, similar to the one used with the Soviet Union during the Cold War.

A Hotline to Cool Asian Crises

Tue., Apr. 29, 2014    |    The Monkey Cage, The Washington Post

CPOST Director Robert A. Pape writes on the importance of establishing a new, working hotline between the United States and China. He proposes specific recommendations for a new hotline, "CHILINK," which will overcome previous shortfalls and provide a direct link between the American and Chinese governments in a time when we see an increasing frequency of security crises in East Asia. 

13 times that economic sanctions really worked

Mon., Apr. 28, 2014    |    The Washington Post

The Washington Post discusses situations in which economic sanctions have arguably worked, noting that such cases are quite rare. He cites CPOST Director Robert A. Pape's article "Why Economic Sanctions Do Not Work" to explain this important phenomenon in the context of the 2014 Ukraine Crisis.

Kirk wants State Dept. to share info on passport checks

Fri., Apr. 11, 2014    |    Chicago Sun-Times

U.S. Senator Mark Kirk and CPOST Director Robert Pape argue that the American public should be better informed about which countries check for stolen passports and which ones don’t, in the hopes of putting pressure on governments to fight passport fraud and make travel safer.

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CPOST Lecture: Why a U.S.-Chinese Cold War is Implausible

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