Why had we never heard of Wuhan?

17 Mar

We’ve all heard of Wuhan now. But before the virus, who had? Well, Chinese people, obviously. As for us in the West, though, I have my doubts. China has scores of major cities with millions of people that most westerners have never heard of. Wuhan, for instance, is home to around ten million people, larger […]

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How can America contain China?

16 Mar

Imagine you were using a computer simulation of world politics with a single input: the physical map of the world, the familiar shape of a large landmass surrounded by oceans—and in one case a very large desert—with other areas forming a kind of outer world. A sufficiently robust algorithm might be able to obtain a […]

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