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Russian Veto

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On July 12, 2008
This is kind of interesting. Neither China nor Russia have been shy about using their Security Council vetoes in defense of either regional interests, or in reference to particular issue areas (secessionist movements, for example) that they find politically threatening. However, I think it’s fair to say that Russia and China haven’t gone out of […]

Carrier Blogging

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On April 15, 2008
A couple of aircraft carrier related links for your afternoon… Via Danger Room, Martin Sieff has a new series at UPI on the vulnerability of carriers to submarine attack. Galrahn has a very useful critique here, pointing out in particular that the ASW component of the typical carrier battle group has shrunk in the past […]

Sizzling…

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On April 8, 2008

Via Danger Room, interesting Bloomberg article about the Russian-built Chinese-operated “Sizzler” missile. The Sizzler approaches its target at supersonic speed then arches right before hi

Lessons in Diplomacy

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On February 16, 2008

From Vanessa at Feministing: In the midst of a trade discussion in 1973 with Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, Chinese leader Mao Zedong offered sending Chinese women to the United States as as a tr

Bar-None Most Misleading Headline of the Week

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On February 1, 2008
This one from the NY Times: “Tainted Drugs Tied to Maker of Abortion Pill“ Based on that headline, you’d think all the company does is make abortion pills, and that it was those abortion pills (AKA RU-486) that were tainted. But no. Here’s the article lede: A huge state-owned Chinese pharmaceutical company that exports to […]
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