US-China Maritime Disputes: Too Close for Comfort

by Mel Gurtov Two recent close encounters between US spy planes and Chinese jets spell trouble for relations between Washington and Beijing. The first, between a US EP-3 spy plane and two Chinese jets over the South China Sea (SCS) near… Continue Reading  

Endless War, Undeclared and Undebated

by Mel Gurtov The death of six US soldiers in Afghanistan on December 21 at the hands of a Taliban suicide bomber brings to 21 the number of US combat deaths there in 2015. Once again we must confront the… Continue Reading