A world in which ultimate power can be entrusted to a ranting, vindictive, hyper-simplistic moron by evangelicals is a world in mortal need of a counterweight to American supremacy.
Russia is unable to agree with the United States and its allies about almost anything at the United Nations Security Council. Each side persists in vetoing resolutions proposed by the other. Does this mean that the U.N. has outlived its usefulness and that there’s no longer any point in its existence?
[I]t is useless to talk about European defense, much less a European army.
[T]he military threats associated with the Cold War are slowly but surely returning.