Tag Archives: national security

US-China Spy Plane Follies: Playing the International Law Card

September 3, 2014

The recent hullabaloo over a near-miss between planes from the U.S. and China near Hainan Island (China’s Hawaii-ish tropical vacation destination) has brought the usual chest thumping and stupid commentary. Might as well join in. One of the most perplexing I’ve read comes from a surprising source, The Diplomat, which usually has a higher level […]

What If Heathrow Was In Washington or Chicago?

November 2, 2012

If you haven’t heard, China’s sovereign wealth fund CIC bought a 10% stake in London’s Heathrow airport. I was waiting for the usual freaking out and hand wringing over this but then realized that I had made the mistake of using my American brain to analyze the situation. I’m not suggesting that Brits don’t have […]