Tag Archives: Realpolitik

To Be Fair to Both Sides

Geopolitical decisions are never easy. There’s what’s right – the decent thing to do – and there’s what’s best for the nation – alliances of convenience and all the rest – realpolitik as it’s called. And there are domestic considerations. … Continue reading

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Mutually Agreeable Explanations

There was Henry Kissinger’s involvement in the 1973 overthrow of Salvador Allende in Chile, and his role in the Greek junta’s attempt in 1974 to assassinate Archbishop Makarios, the president of Cyprus, and his support of the Indonesian invasion of … Continue reading

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