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  1. Arahant Member

    Yay! Another one. I’ve missed you guys.

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    • October 31, 2018, at 8:57 AM PDT
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  2. Texmoor Coolidge

    I wonder what VDH had for breakfast during the podcast, lol

    But seriously, I don’t trust either Russia or China and never really agreed with Kissinger’s FP ideas like Détente.

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    • October 31, 2018, at 9:04 AM PDT
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  3. Arahant Member

    Texmoor (View Comment):
    I don’t trust either Russia or China

    Nor should any of us. They have a fundamentally different outlook on the world and don’t believe in the Western values that would lead to trust.

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    • October 31, 2018, at 9:07 AM PDT
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  4. Taras Coolidge

    Arahant (View Comment):

    Texmoor (View Comment):
    I don’t trust either Russia or China

    Nor should any of us. They have a fundamentally different outlook on the world and don’t believe in the Western values that would lead to trust.

     As one of the wisest politicians of the 20th century said, “Trust, but verify.“

    As one of the wisest politicians of the 19th century said, “Nations have no permanent friends or allies, they only have permanent interests.”

     

     

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    • October 31, 2018, at 10:27 AM PDT
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  5. Taras Coolidge

    Prof. Hanson gives a succinct explanation of Donald Trump‘s foreign policy.

    Never-Trumpers should take note, but probably won’t.

    One way to put it is that Trump is constantly playing “good cop, bad cop“.

    This was most obvious in the case of North Korea, where Trump first blasted the dictatorship (bad cop), and then flattered the dictator (good cop).

    As Hanson points out, on Russia, Trump usually plays good cop, while the rest of the administration and the government take the opposing role.

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    • October 31, 2018, at 10:39 AM PDT
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