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The Centre for Strategic Thinking, founded on 8 November 2019, is a Beijing-based independent research, analytical, and advisory think tank. We would define it as a nonprofit-driven knowledge sharing centre or platform. The initiative is not affiliated to any governments, organizations or institutions.

We value of deep and creative thinking and thoughts, as well as of the unity between knowledge and practice. Our goal is to promote knowledge sharing, forge mutual understanding and cooperation, and contribute to problem-solving on core issues of regional and international concern through conducting research, analysis, and exchanges. We also help facilitate cultural exchanges a...  more >>
  • Defeating the COVID-19 Pandemic

    The world is right now undergoing a serious health crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. As some leasers have claimed to their citizens, “We are in a war".

    Till 29 March, the confirmed ... more >>

  • Re-thinking of the “Thucydides’s Trap” Argument
    Thucydides, who lived in ancient Greece around 2500 years ago, is the author of History of the Peloponnesian War, which recorded the conflicts between the two Greek city-states Sparta and Athens. Thucydides’s work set the foundation of the realist tradition.

    The most well-known argument in Thucydides’s masterpiece is that the root cause of the great conflict between Athens and Sparta was the rising of Athens and the fear this caused in Sparta.

    In other words, Athens and Sparta were caught in a security dilemma or security trap, which, as many have thought, made the war inevitable. Some also name the security trap as “Thucydides’s Trap”.

    To argue for the inevitability of the war between the two Greek city-states, experts have intended to use a scenario of “Prisoner’s Dilemma” to depict the security dilemma faced by the two powers.

    Here is a possible scenario of “Prisoner’s Dilemma” - two criminal suspects jointly committed a crime, were arrested and put into two different cells by the police. To make a fair charge, the police needs to get e... more >>
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