Van Jackson

Biography
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Van Jackson is Senior Lecturer in International Relations at Victoria University of Wellington. His latest books are Grand Strategies of the Left: The Foreign Policy of Progressive Worldmaking (Cambridge 2023) and Pacific Power Paradox: American Statecraft and the Fate of the Asian Peace (Yale 2023).

Economic statecraft with American characteristics
Economic statecraft with American characteristics
The United States keeps pitching Asia regional deals for economic arrangements that are not politically viable at home.
Pandemic peace or anarchical world?
Pandemic peace or anarchical world?
Some hope this pandemic will bring the world a shared sense of destiny. But existing cracks are widening quickly.
What the least credible document in US strategic history reveals
What the least credible document in US strategic history reveals
No statement of strategy since before the Cold War has been so inward-looking.
North Korea: How to start a nuclear war without even trying
North Korea: How to start a nuclear war without even trying
If effective strategy requires realistic aims, then America is in trouble.
Kim Jong Un's dark warning
Kim Jong Un's dark warning
Kim Jong Un’s statement reinforces my fear that Kim believes North Korea needs to go on the offensive.
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