Today’s Western retrenchment is as provocative as it was in the 1930s. The U.S. is signaling its retreat and China will gladly fill the vacuum.
Biden promised to evacuate Americans and Afghan allies who are stranded in Afghanistan and subject to the Taliban’s rule.
That the decrepit state of planning in the leadup to a known and announced withdrawal deadline persists so late in the game is unforgivable.
President Biden’s first foreign trip wasn’t just an embarrassing disaster, it heralds the return of the disastrous foreign policy of the Obama-Biden era.
Whether Biden seems actively pro-China, or merely weak on the communist country, his lack of position on China foreshadows a number of plausible crises.
The Trump administration has disrupted international affairs, but that disruption has brought significant achievements.
For some time now, Turkey has been working counter to the interests of its NATO allies, fomenting unrest and instability in global hotspots.
Beijing is about to realize that when you have lost the support of both the Germans and the British, you will possibly lose the rest of Europe as well.
Matthew Kroenig joins Ben Domenech to discuss his new book, growing foreign powers and NATO’s response, as well as the growing threat of communist China.
No new wars or interventions in Iran or Venezuela, a partial drawdown from Iraq and Syria, and an Afghanistan withdrawal deal is a foreign policy record to be proud of.
The United States and her Western allies have been engaged in reactive opposition to Russian actions across the globe for far too long.
The EU won’t be able to lead by example if other countries can see what the Green Deal is actually headed toward: economic ruin, job loss, and more unwanted government intrusion.
Discredited smear-mongers Glenn Simpson and Peter Fritsch wrote in The Guardian that Russia was behind the re-election of Brexit-supporting conservative Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
With greater expansion comes greater dilution, and a diluted alliance is as good as dead, as there will never be a sense of internal cohesion.
NATO is doing a relatively poor job, buttressed by a static decision-making process, a bureaucracy resistant to change, and unaccountable member states who are happy to cheap-ride and get away with it.
Emmanuel Macron’s harsh assessment of NATO is just a new episode of French realism in the European balance. The ‘iron hand in a velvet glove’ is back.
The affair highlights the challenges facing an aging alliance that was built for a different strategic context, and the inadequacy of old foreign policy structures for a new world.
If you don’t want Donald Trump making unilateral decisions about war and peace, stop letting any president make unilateral decisions about war and peace.
Lost in all the partisan bickering is a more important issue: Washington’s overall relationship with Ukraine and whether that relationship really serves America’s best interests.
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