Posts Tagged: NATO

Divorce, European Style

As Scotland considers an amicable split from the UK, messy divorce proceedings in Ukraine are convincing another unhappy family—NATO—to stick together.
Beset by infighting among militias and rampant arms trafficking, Libya in 2014 is a cautionary tale about the long-term consequences of military intervention.
Events appear to be moving toward a political solution to the East-West standoff over Ukraine. But as Clausewitz once noted: “Against stupidity, no amount of planning will prevail.”
Obama’s foreign policy legacy will not be secured unless he addresses head-on the belief that we have the power to achieve our objectives by threats, intimidation, and coercion.
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