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The Founding of American International Relations: Washington, Hamilton and Jefferson

The Founding of American International Relations: Washington, Hamilton and Jefferson

Written by: Joshua Lax. The archetypal perspectives from which America draws the foundation of its international relations have existed since the time of the constitution.  These perspectives have advanced and receded based on their applicability to the existing economic, political, and social conditions within, and outside of, America. There are three distinct perspectives advanced by … Continue reading

KRAXFACTS: Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt

KRAXFACTS: Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt

KRAXFACTS are meant to be a short synopsis of the intended subject, which can also help to provide context for related discussion. See a complete list of KRAXFACTS here. Written by: Josh Lax and Michael Kravshik. Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt “Let us speak courteously, deal fairly, and keep ourselves armed and ready.” Life: October 27, 1858 – … Continue reading

Perceptions of War in Times of Technological Change

Perceptions of War in Times of Technological Change

Written by: Michael Kravshik. I have previously argued that conventional nation-state war is on the outs. To those who gave it a read, I noted in greater detail the effects of political and economic changes on the conduct of war, but only alluded to the significant effect technological changes also have on the equation. This … Continue reading

Dropping the Bomb on Conventional Warfare

Dropping the Bomb on Conventional Warfare

Written by: Michael Kravshik. This post will investigate the origins of nation-state conventional warfare as well as its main attributes. I will then argue that conventional warfare is a dying breed, and illustrate the importance of analyzing the implications of this significant shift in the conduct of war. The modern nation-state is the pillar in … Continue reading

KRAXFACTS: The Korean War (1950 – 1953)

KRAXFACTS: The Korean War (1950 – 1953)

KRAXFACTS are meant to be a short synopsis of the intended subject which can also help to provide context for related discussion. See a complete list of KRAXFACTS here. Written by: Josh Lax and Michael Kravshik. The Korean War Dates: 25 June 1950 – 27 July 1953 Belligerents: The South: Republic of Korea, United States, Australia, … Continue reading