The Trump administration does appear to be in a state of chaos over foreign policy, but the Americans are absolutely right that Europe has been abdicating its international obligations for years. We should remember our motes and beams
The European Union yet again shows itself as a danger to the stability of Europe as it continues with its mad idea of a European army. Meanwhile, NATO -- the only serious Western defence outfit -- is hampered because only 5 of its member states pay their fair share. We need to back NATO and get the EU out of everyone's way
Though it is not widely understood, Montenegrin membership of NATO will be a landmark achievement and should be viewed as a major step forward in guaranteeing the security of Britain and mainland Europe, and completing the post-WWII circle
The essence of Barack Obama's weakness is that he does not have the mental capacity to deal with the world's complexities. The West's opponents know this and are likely to strike out further before he leaves office and is replaced by someone more competent
With the possible exception of France, the continental European members of NATO are too weak to defend themselves against serious attack. Even Britain is starting to free ride on the US security guarantee. It can't last
The Obama administration's lofty, vacuous, self-indulgent folly over Russia and Ukraine has deep roots, and you just need to look at some of the early speeches to see how deep the roots of that folly go
On all future questions about Ukraine's geo-political orientation it is worth bearing in mind that the pro-Western camp is now stronger than it was before. That adds a certain piquancy to the situation, doesn't it?