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US F-22 Fighters Intercept Russian Il-38 Maritime Patrol Aircraft off Alaska
April 09, 2020

US F-22 Fighters Intercept Russian Il-38 Maritime Patrol Aircraft off Alaska

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Russian aircraft were intercepted entering the Alaskan Air Defense Identification Zone on April 8.

No More Dangerous Intercepts for US, China Miltary Aircraft?
September 25, 2015

No More Dangerous Intercepts for US, China Miltary Aircraft?

By Shannon Tiezzi
A few days after another "unsafe" intercept by a Chinese jet, the US and China finalized rules for aerial encounters.
US General: Our Aerial Encounters with China Largely Safe
October 11, 2014

US General: Our Aerial Encounters with China Largely Safe

By Shannon Tiezzi
The top US Air Force commander in the Pacific said the U.S., China, and Japan largely avoid dangerous midair incidents.

China’s Revisionist Orientation
September 18, 2014

China’s Revisionist Orientation

By John H.S. Åberg
China is not a revisionist power, but the recent air intercept indicates revisionist orientation

China’s War on Maritime Law
September 04, 2014

China’s War on Maritime Law

By James R. Holmes
China is using language to quietly redefine international maritime law.

China's Next Air Intercept Could Be Even Closer
August 29, 2014

China's Next Air Intercept Could Be Even Closer

By Shannon Tiezzi
Air intercepts, the Nicaragua Canal, and a military training session gone bad: Your Friday China links.

The Logic Behind China's Air Intercepts
August 27, 2014

The Logic Behind China's Air Intercepts

By Jin Kai
In intercepting US military aircraft, China is sending a clear signal about what behavior it will (and won't) accept.
Responding to China’s Air Intercept
August 27, 2014

Responding to China’s Air Intercept

By Ryan Santicola
The US response to the recent intercept is important in the context of the safety and freedom of international airspace.

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