Ed Luttwak’s advice: Keep your allies.
By Ted Belman
A special lecture was given by Professor Edward Luttwak, USA: Senior Associate, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington; Chairman of the Board, AP Fleet; President, Servicios Amazonas. Author: Strategy: the Logic of War and Peace (1987/2002), The Grand Strategy of the Roman Empire (1976); The Grand Strategy of the Byzantine Empire (2009).
He made the point that before Britain entered into WWI she solved all of her long time disputes with her colonies and allies by giving them what they wanted. Because of that they remained allies and enabled her to win the war.
His point was that one should embrace one’s allies and should not jettisoning them on the eve of war.
I asked him What Israel should do with the US considering all the ways that the US keeps pressuring Israel. He said unless we have a different US in mind, we should stick with the one we got as painful as it my be.