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Frank's diary - The Irish Times: Neutrality and military alliances

Ireland is ranked 97 of 142 out of the countries considered for the annual GFP review. It holds a PwrIndx* score of 2.3147 just ahead of Mali and Cambodia. Same level as Ghana, Armenia, Bahrain. Why complain?

Compare Aerial, Naval and Ground Assets of Major World Powers and View Force Index of Countries Ranked by Military Strength.

Russia ranks 11th by economic strength - mainly fossil fuels and mining precious metals.

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No, I do not fear the red wave across Europe ...

Europe's dependence on the United States for its security means that the United States possesses a de facto veto on the direction of European defense. Since the 1990s, the United States has typically used its effective veto power to block the defense ambitions of the European Union. This has frequently resulted in an absurd situation where Washington loudly insists that Europe do more on defense but then strongly objects when Europe's political union--the European Union--tries to answer the call. This policy approach has been a grand strategic error--one that has weakened NATO militarily, strained the trans-Atlantic alliance, and contributed to the relative decline in Europe's global clout. As a result, one of America's closest partners and allies of first resort is not nearly as powerful as it could be.

'Sapere aude'
by Oui (Oui) on Tue May 24th, 2022 at 03:53:15 PM EST

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