Allies and Adversaries

Allies and Adversaries explores America’s relationships with its allies and adversaries with a touch of historical context.

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The F-16 Debate

The foreign policy debate rattling Washington this week is whether the United States should acquiesce to its Western allies by agreeing to provide F-16 fighter jets to Ukraine. This debate arose once again when the United Kingdom and the Netherlands announced plans to provide F-16s to Ukraine, pitting the United States and some of its…

During A Recent Visit to Ottawa, Biden and Trudeau Got Down to Business

In late November, I argued in the pages of this blog that Canada was noticeably absent from the Biden administration’s foreign policy upheaval. President Joe Biden came into office promising to restore alliances to the center of U.S. foreign policy. Initially, Canada appeared to be one of the first stops. Yet, despite complimentary rhetoric over…

The Recent U.S. Document Leak Will Not Impact Ties with Its Allies

The United States is again beset by leaked national security information. This week, U.S. government officials arrested and charged a 21-year-old air national guardsman from Massachusetts for releasing hundreds of documents– largely photographs of printed briefings –on the social media platform known as Discord in early March. The highly classified documents, some of which were…


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