Category: Thomas Berger

Easing A Flashpoint for War in the East China Sea

Defense One quoting Thomas Berger, Pardee School of Global Studies/ College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences “A war between the United States and China, should one occur, is less likely to start like World War II, with a belligerent invading other sovereign nations, and more likely like World War I, when a regional incident involving […]

Statues, Monuments Connected to Slavery Are Removed

Voice of America Thomas Berger, Pardee School of Global Studies/ College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences “U.S. President Donald Trump, in an interview with the Washington Examiner this week, wondered, “Why was there a Civil War? Why could that one not have been worked out?” Expert quote: “For a long time, he said […]

China foreign minister downplays missile deployment reports

Associated Press Thomas Berger, College of Arts & Sciences, Pardee School of Global Studies Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Wednesday sought to downplay reports that China had positioned anti-aircraft missiles on a disputed South China Sea island, accusing the media of hyping the issue and saying more attention should be paid to what he called […]

Austria struggles to come to grips with Nazi past

ABC Online: Australian Broadcasting Company Thomas Berger, College of Arts & Sciences, Pardee School of Global Studies Austria’s relationship with the Nazis was complex. Adolf Hitler was Austrian, yet Austria was also the first country invaded by the Germans in 1938. So was Austria complicit in the crimes of Nazi Germany or a victim of […]

Japan’s Improbable Military Resurgence

Huffington Post Thomas Berger, College of Arts & Sciences, Pardee School of Global Studies In 2004, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made a case for Japan to restore its military capabilities, writing in his book, Determination to Protect This Country, that “if Japanese don’t shed blood, we cannot have an equal relationship with America.”… Expert […]

Japan’s Improbable Military Resurgence

The Diplomat Thomas Berger, College of Arts & Sciences, Pardee School of Global Studies In 2004, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made a case for Japan to restore its military capabilities, writing in his book, Determination to Protect This Country, that “if Japanese don’t shed blood, we cannot have an equal relationship with America.”… Expert quote: “Japan’s […]