Repeating British Mistakes

If the United States makes the same mistake that the British did, not only will U.S. interests be set back, but a great opportunity to determine the whole character of the post-Cold War era will be lost.

Issue: Spring 1995

Now that we have passed the second anniversary of foreign policy
under the Clinton administration, critics have sated themselves on
easy pickings. But more recently a new direction has crept into view,
as commentators turn away from well-practiced lambast in favor of
more sympathetic attempts to explore--or even to validate--the
underlying patterns beneath the surface chaos. The tentative
indications of a more assured grasp of national priorities in the
White House in early 1995, notably the quietly effective diplomacy
with regard to North Korea and Vietnam, further encourage erstwhile
critics to ponder whether a new foreign policy rationale is emerging.

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