The Revolution in Transatlantic Affairs.

Author:Mattox, Henry
Position:Brief article

The words "transatlantic" and "empire," when applied to the modern era usually pertain to an economic-military alliance of two nation states and the power they marshaled, not necessarily in conjunction or at the same time, for the past two hundred years. The concerned forces did indeed reach agreement on mutual defense requirements over better than a half-century, and that arrangement persists today, although with much decreased usable power. This refers, of course, to Great Britain and the United States, with the Second British Empire paramount at first, following after, say, 1945, by the Atlantic Alliance, which the United States dominated.

The times, however, have fundamentally changed, as the author of this insightful, lengthy, strikingly complex analysis posits. China and the Muslim world form new threats to the Atlantic nations and their allies elsewhere that demand new concepts and new approaches by what used to be an alliance centered on NATO and the UN. The transatlantic allies must...

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