Trident is a White Elephant

Originally posted on Andrew Walton's Blog:
The term “white elephant” comes from the 19th century. Kings of Thailand would bequest albino white elephants to courtiers who displeased them. The albino elephants were protected, they could not be used for labour or destroyed. Trident nuclear submarines are a white elephant – ridiculously expensive, outdated and…

Foreign Policy

Foreign policy is how one nation-state interacts with other nation-states. This can be through one-to-one interactions such as embassies, or other diplomatic communications and multi-national groups such as the UN, EU, and NATO. Foreign policy, however, is not cooperative in nature but competitive. Nation-states will try to promote the incumbent political elite’s interests, which is…