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"john measham" Discussed on Between The Lines

Between The Lines

02:03 min | 9 months ago

"john measham" Discussed on Between The Lines

"A follow up to our show with john measham last week now in the seven years of presenting these program on radio national of not received such enthusiastically positive feedback from listeners. As id to last week's episode when professor michel defended the us withdrawal from afghanistan. Well that many of you were persuaded by me. Shamas argument you still wanted whether the baden administrations evacuation plans could have been handled a lot. Better after all the us withdrawal. Well it's been widely seen as a humiliation and embarrassment a betrayal and a disaster. So was there a way to avoid a messy exit from afghanistan. It's a good question which put to join me shama. This week tom. My view is that there was no way to avoid a messy exit. It didn't matter whether donald trump was in charge or dwight eisenhower. Had come back from the dead and been put in charge. It just wouldn't have mattered. It would have been messy. Under any circumstances hell may explain why the key starting point is to recognize that. We're talking about moving. Huge numbers of people out of afghanistan very quickly We moved as it is a one hundred twenty two thousand people in fifteen days and their estimates that there were another six hundred thousand afghanis who wanted to get out and most of them had worked with us in one capacity or another so. We're talking about huge numbers. Now whenever you move huge numbers quickly you have to do. Two things. one is extensive. Planning it has to be extensive on the ground planning and number two at the first sign that there's real trouble at the first sign that the afghan army is collapsing. You have to head for the exits. Those are two necessary conditions so the argument goes to make this work

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Afghanistan Withdrawal: Could Chaos Have Been Avoided?

Between The Lines

02:03 min | 9 months ago

Afghanistan Withdrawal: Could Chaos Have Been Avoided?

"A follow up to our show with john measham last week now in the seven years of presenting these program on radio national of not received such enthusiastically positive feedback from listeners. As id to last week's episode when professor michel defended the us withdrawal from afghanistan. Well that many of you were persuaded by me. Shamas argument you still wanted whether the baden administrations evacuation plans could have been handled a lot. Better after all the us withdrawal. Well it's been widely seen as a humiliation and embarrassment a betrayal and a disaster. So was there a way to avoid a messy exit from afghanistan. It's a good question which put to join me shama. This week tom. My view is that there was no way to avoid a messy exit. It didn't matter whether donald trump was in charge or dwight eisenhower. Had come back from the dead and been put in charge. It just wouldn't have mattered. It would have been messy. Under any circumstances hell may explain why the key starting point is to recognize that. We're talking about moving. Huge numbers of people out of afghanistan very quickly We moved as it is a one hundred twenty two thousand people in fifteen days and their estimates that there were another six hundred thousand afghanis who wanted to get out and most of them had worked with us in one capacity or another so. We're talking about huge numbers. Now whenever you move huge numbers quickly you have to do. Two things. one is extensive. Planning it has to be extensive on the ground planning and number two at the first sign that there's real trouble at the first sign that the afghan army is collapsing. You have to head for the exits. Those are two necessary conditions so the argument goes to make this work

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"john measham" Discussed on Between The Lines

Between The Lines

03:20 min | 9 months ago

"john measham" Discussed on Between The Lines

"Thanks for tuning in now. Later on in the program we'll chat with the novelist johnnym grain about his new thrilla about an arctic deal between china greenland that upsets the sensibilities of washington and one donald trump. Stay with us for that. But i why afghanistan has not damaged. Us credibility will the chaotic us withdrawal. It's certainly been a talking point around the world in the past fortnight hasn't it and the conventional wisdom it's been intoxicating. It blames joe baden for the humiliation. The foreign policy hawks the diplomatic community the mainstream newspaper columnists many of them pass guests on radio national. They all say that baden's military withdrawal and the talibans triumph. That represents an unmitigated disaster that will damage or destroy us credibility in the world. He's prominent neo conservative columnist brit stevens in the new york times quote every ally taiwan ukraine the baltic states israel japan. That will draw the lesson that it's on its own. He's the distinguished australian commentator. Paul kelly quote this capitulation will leave the us weaker. Not stronger well. My guest today disagrees the. us led mission was doomed. He says and the tragic outcome in afghanistan will not affect us credibility much. Maybe not at all john. Measham is professor of political science at the university of chicago. He's many prominent books. Include the tragedy of gripe power politics. Hi there john. Welcome back to between the lines. I'm glad to be here tom. Well the baden administration's been university blamed for an embarrassing defeat. You think these judgment is unfair. Incorrect haussa. Let's take the two key words in your question. One is embarrassing to his defeat. Defeat of course is the keyword. Who's responsible for this defeat. And the answer is that the bush administration is responsible because it was the george w bush administration that got us into this war and got us on this endeavor to do nation building in afghanistan to turn afghanistan into a liberal democracy that was mission impossible. There was no way that was going to work. And in effect the bush administration consigned us to this forever war that we could not win so they bear responsibility for what you see happening today. Obama trump and biden. Were all committed to ending this war because they understood. There was no way that we could win it now. Trump and biden together. Play the key roles in ending. This trump reached an agreement in february twenty twenty with the taliban that allowed by this year to pull all forces out but neither trump nor biden is responsible for the defeat..

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"john measham" Discussed on Between The Lines

Between The Lines

04:09 min | 11 months ago

"john measham" Discussed on Between The Lines

"Put to john measham two years ago. One hundred twenty countries in the world count china's as they main trading partner sixty eight country survey signed up china's building mode initiative. How many countries forcibly are resisting china's expansion. Show these a your words so if far more nations are dependent on china trade. Then resisting china question paid us shouldn't camber think again about its stance towards ally just tried patna. Well it suited straight very well to join the china party and we did together with all the other countries who just mentioned no doubt about it and wanted that gravy train to continue. Nobody wanted to interrupt that. It was interrupted and again. We got back to the thunderclap. Emmott of the revelation. That sam dusty are you could buy australian senate illegally What's changed in those two years. Thome is that australia has realized and a growing number of other countries have now realised and china has been very blunt in telling the world especially since kovic turned up that it seeks to dominate and countries are now having to y priorities assess the tactics assistance over anti and many more countries including the thirty nine. We talked about already just this week. A having to distance themselves from china and even confront china thornley what now given the widespread in public criticism of beijing's conduct in recent years david brophy. How do you think camera should deal with china. I don't think policy decision should be calibrated to get any particular response from china. I mean that's not my main interest here. I'm arguing that the policies we're pursuing a bad force stralia And and i think we should start to undo some of the damage. That's already been done. I mean i think the foreign interference legislation has been bad for civil liberties. I don't wanna live in a country that boots out foreign academics as we have done on the basis of vague suspicions that they're part of some foreign conspiracy. That's the kind of behavior is associated with china. I'm to stop the sabre-rattling we need to take responsibility for the politics on outside that his Provoking confrontation now alongside that. I'd be very happy for politicians to start a conversation about what we can do to help people suffering repression in a place like china or elsewhere but we have to realize great-power rivalries not going to be a vehicle for advancing human rights. I'm much more likely we're going to be turning a blind eye to human rights abuses as we assemble a coalition of countries For some kind of misguided containment strategy towards china. Okay so stop. The mongering paid a hajjah. If i had thirty seconds i would say number. One shore up australian democratic institutions. Let's have a federal anti corruption commission fix federal funding and donations. We ourselves the greatest enemy. Our democracy number one number two embrace the chinese australian population. They're an asset. We have to take care of them. Treasure them they are part of us and we have to keep them out most at the top of their minds as we deal with. The totalitarian political movement called the chinese communist party finally straight needs to develop a strategy for dealing with china. We've so far. Had a series of responsive reactive moves. We do not have a cogent overarching strategy for dealing with china and we need one painter. David a lively debate thanks. Mustang being on between the lines always a pleasure. Tom pancake down. That was paid a author of red zone. China's challenge and australia's future and david brophy author of china panic. Australia's alternative to paranoia and pandering. Well that's it for the show and remember this or pasta thirds including last week's interviews on australia and climate change with marianne wilkinson and greg sheridan just go to abc dot net. I use slash iran and follow the promised to between the lines. Or of course you can just go to the abc. Listen up where you can download us for free. All wherever you downloaded your is online. I'm tom switzer. And thanks. so much for listening

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"john measham" Discussed on Between The Lines

Between The Lines

02:42 min | 11 months ago

"john measham" Discussed on Between The Lines

"You quote. John measham approvingly. He's the distinguished professor of political science at the university of chicago. Now this is what may shamas sitting cambra two years ago here. He's talking about the consequences of china dominating the pacific you think you're going to be happy in that world. Don't think they're going to interfere with your sovereignty. You gotta come over to the western hemisphere. Go down central. America south america and ask those countries down there how they like living with the united states of america. We have a history of doing horrible things in south and central america. I'm glad from the american perspective that were john. But i'll tell you from. The perspective of our neighbors doesn't look like a happy story. And i'll tell you something you already see evidence of this. If china dominates this region. They're going to violate your sovereignty. Time after time and it's not going to be happy story you would be with us david. Wright perspective quite refreshing to be honest of course that requires us to concede that there is no moral highground that this really is just about power politics. Yom not sure. That peter is is willing to concede that. I don't think that china will soon be in a position to dominate asia. Do you think it's possible though that if we continue on the coast we're on china will try to exert more jemmy in its region my descend from missionaries to this notion. That there's just no alternative to this dog-eat-dog weld i mean. I look at america latin america. Now i don't think ordinary americans benefit from that country's bloated military budget and the resources that i spend interfering latin american politics. There are people in america who are rain that in stop intervening the country's affairs. I'm with those people i mean. That's the kind of politics that i would like to advance australia. Because they may shamas. Point would be american..

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Has Trump broken the 'rules-based international order'?

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11:14 min | 3 years ago

Has Trump broken the 'rules-based international order'?

"Today on the show discussion with a renowned expert about the so-called rules based international order. It's been grabbing headlines vs. Now, how often have you heard that term, the rose by store is not perfect. We are rallying the noble nations of the world to build a new liberal order, that prevents war achieves greater prosperity for all. I have never heard. I Chinese leader commit so explicitly to rule based international order. So what do you think it actually means now for many politicians and journalists the world in which we leave the institutions of governance, the rules norms, all that, that's largely inspired by the kind of allegedly but nine global leadership that the United States. Is exercise for decades. And yet, would you believe it? The rules based international order itself has become a popular expression, only in recent times, did effective research, such of the world's newspapers and news wise. And it shows these things that in the three decades from ninety five to twenty fifteen the expression was used on three hundred nineteen occasion. That's three hundred eight times in thirty. That's all, however, get a lot of this in the past four years since Donald Trump announces presidential campaign, the term has been used nearly six thousand times six thousand times in the past four years. And about three hundred and twenty in the previous thirties, extrordinary now to me, the logic is simple. Western journalists scholars politicians policy makers, they all too often refer to this Liberal International order rules. Based international order. Why? Because it's demise is primarily blamed on one Donald Trump from this day forward, it's going to be only America first America first. Now the conventional wisdom goes lock these ball rising tariffs weakening alliances withdrawing the US from international agreements and supping with the devil, from Kim Jong Hoon that Singapore to Ladimir Putin hill, stinky, the US president has lifted void in world leadership. This is the argument as a result, Trump has undermined Feith in the open free, international order of the post Cold War era. But Trump alone really, to blind for the unraveling of the Liberal International auto or was this rules based order. So beloved of the western elites was at bound to file will my guest today has spent a lot of time. Thinking about this issue, John Measham is no stranger to this program. He's professor of political science at the university of Chicago. He's the author most recently of the great delusion liberal, drains and international realities published by ya'll university, Chris. And he's article bound to file the and full of Liberal International order that appears in the current issue of the academic journal, International Security, John joins us today from a studio on campus. The university of Chicago. Get I John welcome to the program. Thank you, Tom. I'm glad to be here now. It seems that this rules base Liberal International order is in trouble is Trump to blind. No, I think it is the conventional wisdom among the foreign policies. Tablet meant here in the United States, and probably in Australia that Trump is responsible for wrecking the Liberal International order. And once he is disposed of in twenty twenty and we get a new president someone like Joe Biden, we'll go back to the old way of doing business in the Liberal International order will survive. I think this is a deeply flawed way of thinking about what's happening with regard to that order that order was in deep trouble before, Trump got elected, just think the Iraq war, the Afghans, STAN war, the fiasco and Libya defeat. Lasko in Syria to Gasco over Ukraine, to two thousand eight financial crisis, the euro zone crisis Brexit, just a name of few of the problems. What Trump did when he ran for president in two thousand sixteen was he pointed out all these failures. He said, the Liberal International order was bankrupt and he got away. Acted and he got elected because many voters, clearly understood that he was correct. So the argument that Trump is responsible for wrecking the Liberal International. Order is dead wrong by what distinguished Trump from a lot of the Republicans and Democrats in two thousand sixteen was he's belief that democracy was not an expo commodity, and you think about it, John thirty years ago. This she had the full of the Berlin Wall, the claps Ivy, communism and the consensus that ease ago, I roll friend Francis, Fukuyama democracy was the wife of the future, what happened. I think that would happened was that we came to find out that not everyone in the world likes democracy, you and I may think it is the best system. But the fact is that they're all sorts of other people world, especially if you go to a place like Russia today, who would prefer an alternative form of political system. And in this case, it soft the -tarian his, so if you're in the business of trying to spread democracy around the world as the United States was in its pursuit of liberal. Gemini, what you discover is an extremely difficult task and it's an especially difficult task. If you use military force to spread democracy. In other words, you try to spread democracy at the end of a sword. And this, of course, is what we tried to do in Afghanistan. And in Iraq, it was with the Bush doctrine was all about, and those ended up being close. Oh failures, you'll critics will say though. Not standing all these setbacks that isn't it inevitable that as human con progresses than the prospects for democratization, and universal peace are enhanced and that, you know it was seeing this right now. There's still talk that China will eventually become a liberal democracy in these protests in Hong Kong that we've witnessed in the past fortnight that shows that eventually, China will buck, and become more liberal, democratic signed thing for Russia. How'd you respond to that? I just don't think it's inevitable. I mean, I want to be very clear, I think democracy is the best political system, and I think it would be a good thing if every country on the planet was liberal democracy. But the idea that that is inevitable as simply wrong. The fact is that Uman beings find it very difficult to agree on questions of what is the best life? What is the best political system, and would Frank Fukuyama and others? Assumed when the Cold War came to a conclusion was that everybody in the world. Wanted to live in a state, that was a liberal democracy. And therefore, with fictive -ly had the winded our back in our endeavour to spread liberal democracy, all across the planet, but that assumption has proven to be wrong. The fact is that the spread of democracy is not inevitable. And by the way, if you go back to two thousand six fast forward to the present what you see is that the number of democracies in the world is decreasing not increase. I think the New York buys freedom house's documented that. It's come down something like ten percent in the last ten or so years. Raw joan. It has. And that is regrettable. But it just points out that this is not inevitable. And again, if you get into the business trying to sprint liberal democracy when it's not an edible. And there are viable, alternatives, you're going to run into a whole his just as a conventional wisdom's are often wrong guy back to that consensus at the end of the Cold War that democracy was the wife of the future. One orthodoxy, that's also Baynes smashed in the last that he is. John is argument that nationalism was a thing of the past on the eve of the European parliamentary elections as Jordan, Claude Juncker. He's a leading European bureaucrat. He was asked about the growing reactions about, you know, against Brussels and the AU and the rise of nationalist movements across Europe. This is from CNN in general with the with the EU elections coming up, the euro skeptical right-wing forces seemed to be very strong in many countries. How does how much does that concern? You why do you think that is what's wrong with the what's your? We'll just. And if that wasn't tone-deaf enough, he added these populous necessarily stupid necessarily his day, I love the country and they don't like the others. Join me Sharma. What do you make of comments? I think it's a remarkably foolish comment. The fact is that virtually every leader of a western democracy is a nationalist just take, Madeleine Albright, who was once secretary of state here in the United States and is viewed as a canonical liberal. She's also a nationalist at heart. She wants famously said that America is the indispensable nation. We stand taller and we see further if you think about her words, she is saying, America is the indispensable, and I underline the word nation. That's at the heart of nationalism virtually every leader, whether it's an Australian or. Japanese or German leader feels that his or her country is something very special in their deeply devoted to that country. That's what nationalism is all about. And what you had in the post Cold War, period up until very recently is a situation where liberalism and nationalism coexisted, but hardly anybody ever talked about nationalism. But once the Liberal International order began to crumble people began to talk more and more about nationalism. And they felt at a lot of those liberal policies in fringed on national policies and on nationalism and ways that they didn't like, and the end result is, you got Brexit and Britain, and you got Trump and the United States and you know what you have in places like Poland and Hungary as well. So in nineteen states clash with multilateral institutions, nationalism, always Trump's liberalism that show alone. My view is that liberalism and Nash. Nationalism can coexist. But when particular liberal policies begin to bump up against nationalism, nationalism will be liberalism, every time because we are all ultimately social animals. We are all alternately very tribal in our nation matters to us greatly. I think virtually every Australian cares greatly about Australian sovereignty just like every American cares about American sovereignty.

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