Surely if we're talking in terms of economic warfare then tariffs is right up there?There’s a difference between tariffs and physically molesting a vessel and its crew.
I didn't expect that. I wonder how prevalent that scepticism is now?I’d suggest that even we don’t want our liberal democracy.
Well I'd suggest that the EU military alliance could fairly be expected to manage any perceived or actual kerfuffles within the European land mass.However, what do you suggest in a ‘meddlesome’ NATO’s place?
I'd also suggest that a more global alliance with a different cast list would be more suitable to manage non-EU states interests for the future.
And they'd get a equally sharp response back from me. I'm not a fan of NATO or its post Cold War actions but that's a judgement - and other people would reach different conclusions.Moreover, define ‘interfering’. I suspect that that’d get a sharp response from some of those involved in the many positive things that NATO does/has done.
A deterrent to whom ? I'd also suggest that the geopolitical landscape has changed drastically since the fall of the USSR and not necessarily for the better.I’d also suggest that, imperfect as it may be, NATO still provides a deterrent effect that were it not there would result in a very different geopolitical landscape.