Post Tagged with: "NATO"

Review – The Rise and Fall of Peace on Earth

Review – The Rise and Fall of Peace on Earth

Mandelbaum’s book is an analytically flawed, contradictory and unconventional piece of realist scholarship that considers the instability of the post-Cold War period.

A U.S. Special Forces intelligence sergeant provides security overwatch as a Special Forces engineering sergeant, both assigned to Special Operations Task Force – South, climbs over an irrigation wall during a security patrol March 8, in Panjwai District, Kandahar province, Afghanistan. The SOTF-South Special Forces team in the area conducts regular patrols in order to bolster security as well as to meet with area villagers to assess development projects.

Review – Unwinnable: Britain’s War in Afghanistan 2001-14

Theo Farrell’s recent book provides some new insights into Britain’s war in Afghanistan though there is ambiguity over the point at which the war was unwinnable and why.

For Putin, Confrontation with the West Is About More than Just Geopolitics

For Putin, Confrontation with the West Is About More than Just Geopolitics

The confrontation with the West and the cultivation of a siege mentality at home has been the most effective means left at Putin’s disposal for consolidating his power.

Image by NATO Training Mission Afghanistan

Good Cop, Bad Cop

European Allies must decide whether or not to honor America as a global intervener by naming the new NATO headquarters building after John McCain.

Trump’s Foreign Policy Mantra: ‘Whoever Pays For It!’

Trump’s Foreign Policy Mantra: ‘Whoever Pays For It!’

Key strands of Trump’s specific vision to make foreign policy have been fundamentally undermining the American-led liberal world order.

European Defence at a Crossroads

European Defence at a Crossroads

The recent emergence of the EU as a regional defence actor is gradually eroding the notion of the traditional Anglo-American driven European defence leadership of NATO.

Towards a New Cold War?

Towards a New Cold War?

Russia’s position requires that the West acquiesce to a Russian ‘sphere of influence’. In the EU, sensitivities about a ‘new Yalta’ will make that hard to accept.

The Causes and Consequences of Russia’s Actions towards Ukraine

The Causes and Consequences of Russia’s Actions towards Ukraine

Scholars writing about the Russia-Ukraine conflict face a choice in perspectives that is likely to lead them to being criticised no matter what they do.

Brexit and the Fight against Terrorism in the United Kingdom

Brexit and the Fight against Terrorism in the United Kingdom

The exit of the UK from the EU will strengthen the resolve of the country to combat terrorism not only within its borders but within the European community as a whole.

What is Happening in Afghanistan?

What is Happening in Afghanistan?

The US is losing the war and has become a part of the problem. Perhaps there are lessons to be learned from the US experience in Vietnam.

Review – Notes on a Foreign Country

Review – Notes on a Foreign Country

A deeply flawed, yet exceedingly well-written volume on the relationship between Turkey and the United States that is heavy in anti-Americanism, but light in substance.

Interview – Selim Koru

Interview – Selim Koru

Analyst Selim Koru shares his views on Turkey’s relations with Russia and its Western allies, its approach to Islamic State, the Kurdish PKK and the peace process.

Online Resources – The North Atlantic Treaty Organization

Online Resources – The North Atlantic Treaty Organization

A brief introduction to NATO, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, with links and media to further explore.

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