Br. Scott and I debate the future of foreign policy on the pages of the League of Ordinary Gentlemen.
A snippet [from Scott]:
Whether [British PM David] Cameron really meant what he said or was simply prettying up a slash and burn exercise in fiscal conservatism, the fact that he said what he said about the future of the country’s foreign policy strikes me as significant. It is, in many regards, the first real acknowledgment that modern foreign policy has to change in order to be effective strategically, as well as economically.
And [from Chris]:
But I think worldwide the trend will continue towards de-militarization of international policy as more and more it is clear that economics and political reform drives much of the move towards reconstruction and modernization. There will still be the need for big guns I suppose, and more likely covert military operations, surveillance, and the like. Undoubtedly al Qaeda and the nexus of terrorist groups in Southeast Asia are quite brutal but they are hardly the Nazi regime.