The fallout over the AUKUS deal, as we are now seeing, has been a severe rift in relations between two historic allies, the U.S. and France. And the collateral damage may also include NATO.
James W. Carden
Civilian control of the military is a bedrock principle of the US Constitution yet has been flouted again and again.
What Next After 20 Years of War in Afghanistan? Anatol Lieven on the U.S. Legacy and the Taliban’s Rise
Anatol Lieven, who has covered wars in Afghanistan, Chechnya and Southern Caucasus, speaks on the U.S. legacy and the Taliban’s rise.
Leveling accusations of isolationism against critics has served to short-circuit important policy debates.
Illusions and delusions that fueled the Cold War have ramifications to this day.
“If there were a moral to be drawn from the Crimean War which might apply to the present it would be this: in a war between Russia and the West, it is the powers which keep out who will be the the real gainers…”
AJP Taylor, February 1951
The principle of civilian control of the military is being challenged in very public ways in both democratic countries.