The dissolution of the Soviet Union removed the constraint on Washington’s unilateralism. The neoconservatives, who had just risen to power, seized the opportunity and replaced diplomacy with threat and coercion.
Any time two prestige think tanks in Washington issue a report calling for US “action” in any region of the world, hold onto your hat – you can be sure that trouble is a-brewing.
The winds of the Cold War are blowing again in Europe.
The US military budget will reach 639 billion dollars in 2018 thanks to Donald Trump’s intention to significantly increase it by 52 billion dollars.