Dr Van Jackson is an American scholar, strategist, and policy expert specializing in Asian security and defense affairs. He is a Senior Lecturer in International Relations at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, and the Defence & Strategy Fellow at the Centre for Strategic Studies, also at Victoria.
Some hope this pandemic will bring the world a shared sense of destiny. But existing cracks are widening quickly.
No statement of strategy since before the Cold War has been so inward-looking.
If effective strategy requires realistic aims, then America is in trouble.
Kim Jong Un’s statement reinforces my fear that Kim believes North Korea needs to go on the offensive.