Category: International order
Brexit from NATO
“It took two decades of provocation by NATO before Russia was finally faced with the prospect of American nuclear missiles along its 1000 mile-long border with Ukraine and decided to invade.”
Narcissism Goes to War
Peter Ramsay reviews Benjamin Abelow, How the West Brought War to Ukraine: Understanding How US and NATO Policies Led to Crisis, War, and the Risk of Nuclear Catastrophe
Whatever Happened to the National Interest?
“Embedded in the idea of the national interest is the principle that there is a greater good that can be institutionalised through state structures and policy, and that political power can be meaningfully exercised to protect a people’s collective interests.”
Morgenthau Rides Again: Why is Germany Deindustrialising?
“A Morgenthau Plan Redux is being imposed on Germany not because it has suffered military defeat, but rather as the outcome of a US-led proxy war on Russia, a war that is succeeding in inflicting more immediate damage on Germany than it is on Russia?”
Culture Wars and Wars for Values
“Both at home and abroad, culture-wars politics entails drawing a division between the enlightened, morally-superior minority attuned to the exclusions and oppressions of the vulnerable, and the uninformed, unaware majority who are likely to abuse if they are not re-educated and policed.”
National Sovereignty and International Order￼
“Surveying the last 30 years from the vantage point of 2022, we can confidently say that the cosmopolitan project has failed.”