Jonah Walters

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Jonah Walters has a PhD in Geography from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. His essays have appeared in NACLA Report on the Americas, New Left Review, Jacobin, and elsewhere.

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2022/03/31 | Jonah Walters

What the Chinese and U.S. Militaries Have in Common

The convergence between Chinese and U.S military recruitment highlights an obvious, if rarely acknowledged, reality. Two of the largest standing armies in the world, the militaries have more in common than their leaders tend to admit.

2022/03/10 | Jonah Walters

Military Conscription Can’t Deliver Geopolitical Security — in Taiwan, Ukraine, or Anywhere Else

If the goal is to establish durable conditions of geopolitical security, the only hope for Taiwan is the emergence of an international diplomatic regime committed to the mutual draw-down of military capacity worldwide, through which all countries, especially China, Russia, and the United States, would be compelled to gradually diminish their own standing armies.

2022/01/26 | Jonah Walters

The Restoration of Democracy in Honduras Isn’t About China — Or Taiwan

Pundits tend to interpret the victory of any leftwing political force in Latin America as a geopolitical triumph for China — and so an existential threat to Taiwan. But this myopic and self-defeating perspective doesn’t hold up under scrutiny.

2021/12/16 | Jonah Walters

Nicaragua’s Rejection of Taiwan Was Pragmatic — Not Principled

By ending its diplomatic relations with Taiwan, the Ortega administration has unambiguously, and perhaps irrevocably, disconnected itself from what was previously its single most significant source of aid revenue.