Yes, Vice President Joe Biden noted, Washington is "deeply concerned” over China’s decision to create an air defense identification zone, but then he said nada, zilch, when it came to demanding the Chinese retract their decision.
While Washington and the world have been focused on the nuclear agreement reached with Iran last week in Geneva, on the other side of the globe, one of the parties to that deal, China, was at the very same time making the peaceful resolution of its dispute with Japan over a group of small islands in the East China Sea even less likely.
China's unilateral declaration of a ADIZ in the East China Sea was a chance for the administration to swat Beijing's pretensions. Now the first inning has been played, and what follows is my geopolitical box score.
China is the proverbial neighborhood bully, with a knack for making itself despised yet also seemingly unassailable. Beijing's announcement of a new "air defense identification zone" over most of the East China Sea is perhaps the most brazen attempt yet to get the world to recognize it as the big player on the (Asian) block.
Michael Auslin highlights the risks of complying with China’s expanded air defense zone, which covers most of the East China Sea, including the disputed Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands.
At this event, Dinesh Thakur will discuss his experiences and the wider problems of Indian drug quality. Pharmaceutical and medical experts will then discuss Thakur’s remarks and the safety of US and international drugs.
Join us for a conversation with Governor Dannel Malloy as he discusses the successes and challenges of accomplishing school reform at the state level.
Join AEI in welcoming Michael Rubin for a Bradley Lecture discussing his upcoming book “Dancing with the devil: Lessons from negotiating with rogues and terrorists.”
At the Philanthropic Freedom Project's inaugural public event, AEI President Arthur Brooks will present his new research on how charitable giving has changed in the United States in the wake of the Great Recession and how those changes have serious ramifications for future tax policy.
The Air Force Association’s Mitchell Institute and AEI’s Marilyn Ware Center for Security Studies invite you to a forum with the 18th Air Force Chief of Staff General T. Michael Moseley (ret.) to discuss the imperative for air power in an increasingly uncertain world.
Thie event will address the economic implications of cultural fragmentation, the perception of capitalism in Western culture, and how economists can incorporate cultural considerations into their analyses.