U.S./China Relations

Final Reflection

This was definitely among my favorite classes I have ever taken. I found the conversations and lectures insightful, engaging, and well-moderated. I also learned a lot (I suppose that is important in a class), not just about my own research topic, but about the topics of my classmates. This class forced me to think criticallyContinue reading “Final Reflection”

White Paper Post

            For thirteen days in October of 1962 the world stood on the precipice of nuclear annihilation. Relations between the Communist Soviet Union and the United States had been declining since the end of the Second World War, and now reached a fever pitch. Ill intent, combined with mutually held negative views of one anotherContinue reading “White Paper Post”

Policy Brief

            The United States’ foreign policy toward the People’s Republic of China has been inconsistent and led to lack of trust between the two nations. The U.S. and China are two of the world’s foremost superpowers. Trust and healthy relations between the two are imperative to ensure good faith between them and, more importantly, toContinue reading “Policy Brief”

Fact Sheet Post

            An article written by Jessica Martin (a research assistant at the Institute for China-American Studies) in February of 2020 makes a strong case for why cooperation between the United States and China on space-related issues would be a good thing. About halfway through the piece she gives a lists of 4 incentives for cooperationContinue reading “Fact Sheet Post”

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About Me

Charles Vanek is a Communications Major at George Mason University. He enjoys friends, family, food, and facts. More importantly, he is a “political Martian” in the modern world. He cuts through the spin of partisanship and the lies of the mainstream media and gets at the facts, then forms opinions based on those facts, not on allegiance to one party or another. He’s in a unique political headspace and has been for years. The aliens brought him here…and they don’t want him back, but stick around, you might just like what he has to say.

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