Read John Hulsman on America’s shrinking margin of error

John HulsmanJohn Hulsman, the Germany-based political analyst, has an interesting piece in today’s City AM. He argues that the post Iraq mood in the US is anti-intervention, and that the US electorate no longer wants Washington to play global policeman. But this also creates a vacuum, John argues, and new dangers for the US. Look, for example, at how quickly Russia has acted to exploit John Kerry’s mis-spoken response to a journalist at a London press conference.

“As is true with Russia, many of these powers do not have western interests at heart. In this world of many powers, it is imperative that the US thinks through a realist foreign policy that fits the more diffuse times we live in. Otherwise, we will live at the mercy of Kerry’s ramblings and others’ calculations.”

Read John’s article in full at http://www.cityam.com/article/1378944243/crisis-syria-us-has-no-room-error-new-world-many-powers

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