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Is Chinese strategy the key to defeating Islamic State?
Is Chinese strategy the key to defeating Islamic State?

While the U.S. and its allies are struggling to figure out how to stop the Islamic State from metastasizing throughout the Middle East and beyond,China has been conspicuously absent from the containment efforts. Given that China is the largest beneficiary of oil contracts in post-Saddam Hussein Iraq, you have to wonder why it can't seem to be bothered. These are the ideological descendants of Sun Tzu we're talking about, and two quotes from his military-strategy manifesto "The Art of War" come to mind when considering China's position on international antiterrorist efforts: "The greatest victory is that which requires no...

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