September 19, 2014 | Quote

The Untrustworthy, Friendless Superpower

We cannot expect to stiff allies, renege on promises, try to retreat and retrench and then turn around and expect cooperation. Cliff May of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies put it this way via e-mail: “When you lack a strategy and have limited credibility you’re apt to wind up in bad places — like this.”

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