The Skeptics

China Feeling Its Oats

News reports indicate that in late June, China sent two Su-27s across the middle line—the de facto partition between China and Taiwan—in pursuit of an American U-2 spy plane. There are conflicting details about what actually transpired.

Waltz on the State of Things Today

The excellent Theory Talks website has an interview with Kenneth Waltz that may be of interest to Skeptics readers. For those who follow Waltz’s writing closely, there may not be much new there, but here are a few highlights to encourage you to have a look:

Waltz on the “central challenge or principal debate in international relations” today:

For me, the central question is how to contain and moderate the use of military force by the United States…