US foreign policy Archive

  • John F Kennedy: The first order of business is for our European friends to go forward in forming the more perfect union

    The nations of Western Europe, long divided by feuds far more bitter than any which existed among the 13 colonies, are today joining together, seeking, as our forefathers sought, to find freedom in diversity and in unity, strength. The United States looks on this vast […]

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  • American retrenchment – can Europe adapt?

    Report on the address by Professor Stephen Haseler at the Federal Union AGM, 10 September 2013 Stephen Haseler is always thought provoking and novel and this was no exception. He linked the relevance of the current crisis in the Syria region to its impact on […]

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  • Federal Union review of 2012

    The most important outcome of the past 12 months is that the eurozone survived.  The world was poised on the edge of a financial precipice at the beginning of last year; it did not fall in during its course.  But it is still on the […]

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  • The Republican opponents of Barack Obama

    The presidential primaries are finally underway in the United States, with candidates competing for the right to be the Republican challenger to Barack Obama in November.  (Obama is unopposed as the Democrat nominee.) Although Federal Union is a British organisation, it is firmly of the […]

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  • Is war really in decline?

    It is worth reading an article in Foreign Policy magazine by Joshua S Goldstein on the future of warfare, “Think Again: War”.  Writing for an American audience, Professor Goldstein notes that in the past decade there have been fewer wars and fewer deaths in war […]

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  • Federal Union AGM (19 March 2011)

    Federal Union AGM and conference – 19 March 2011 Federal Union’s annual conference will look at two subjects: – The future of the eurozone – can it survive the current financial crises, and what does this mean for Britain? – The rise of China and what […]

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  • Neo-con nonsense

     This website posted in the Quotebank yesterday some comments made by the US ambassador to the UK, Louis Susman, regarding the British relationship with the EU.  (Read them here.)  He said that “The US does not want to see Britain’s role in the EU diminished […]

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  • Louis Susman: “all key issues must run through Europe”

    Remarks by Louis Susman, America’s ambassador to the UK, at the European Parliament, 25 January 2011: “I want to stress that the UK needs to remain in the EU. “The US does not want to see Britain’s role in the EU diminished in any way. […]

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  • Federal Union review of 2010

    A review of 2010 from the perspective of federalism must surely start with the difficulties in the eurozone.  The creation of the euro was the most dramatic and substantial step in the history of European unity, which means that talk now of the eurozone breaking […]

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  • Whatever happened to the idea of sovereign defence?

    Souverainistes and their friends in the media are very keen on the idea that defence is a preserve of national sovereignty.  Britain should take its own decisions and not be told how to defend itself.  Brussels, for example, should keep out. So surely the intervention […]

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