An old New Yorker cartoon shows a middle-aged man at a drinks party saying to another: “But that’s enough about you, let’s talk about me!” This is Brexit Britain talking to the rest of Europe. To be sure, all nations are obsessed with their own affairs.
A report has emerged which claims the US president has been incessantly attempting to pull the US out of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Western media has portrayed this idea as a gift to Russia, and not much else.
Snap troop withdrawal from Syria? Overnight decisions for a dramatic military draw-down in Afghanistan? America’s foreign-policy and national-security establishment is reeling from the rapid-fire changes, declarations and White House edicts. Our allies are shocked, too.
Most Canadians are rightly perplexed by high-level concern over the relationship between the Huawei affair, the legitimate apprehension of a key Chinese person of interest in that affair, and the subsequent seizure of two Canadians by Chinese authorities under extremely dubious circumstances.
When Russian ships attacked and seized three Ukrainian naval vessels in November, the incident unleashed a flurry of international condemnation, but spurred little real-world support for the would-be NATO and E.U. member.