In his short story “On The City Wall,” Rudyard Kipling describes a “consistent man”: an elderly Indian warrior who had fought against British rule in war after war and rebellion after rebellion.
Nation states are habitually doomed to defeat their best interests. Conditions of mad instability are fostered. Arms sales take place, regimes get propped up or abandoned, and the people under them endure and suffer, awaiting the next criminal r
The Afghanistan fiasco has already touched off regional rivalries.
As an ally of the US Australia should be reflecting deeply on America’s third major postwar strategic fiasco.