Gordon de Brouwer on Economics vs Security, Climate Change, And Effective Policymaking
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Just days into the Trump presidency’s fourth year, the United States (US) teetered on the brink of war with Iran, in no small part due to the fragile state of mind and foreign policy of Donald Trump. It’s been said that the president’s foreign policymaking is incoherent, or even irrational, but is this really the case?
Ten years after Lorenzo Zambernardi’s seminal paper entitled “Counterinsurgency's Impossible Trilemma,” what is the reality of this trilemma today? Is it possible to trace regional changes in the concept after Qasem Suleimani’s death? Are we on the eve of global strategic changes in the Western/Eastern way of warfare and confrontation?