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Looking back iii

Two recent opinions remind me, in different ways, of George Kennan’s warning that foreign policy doctrines are mainly for public consumption and that they can lead to policy disasters  (think containment and Vietnam) by oversimplifying reality.  If you’re interestsed in this … Continue reading

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Looking back

On the 4 August The New Statesman wrote this on Libya: It is clear that Mr Cameron, an inexperienced prime minister who no doubt hoped for a Falklands-style triumph, has blundered into another military quagmire. Just 13 MPs voted against military … Continue reading

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