It's Time for a “Common Market” in Defense Trade

A series of defense-trade treaties among the world’s leading democracies would help defend all of them, and us, against China.

British and Irish soldiers and military vehicles on October 10, 2018 in Rotterdam. Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images.

British and Irish soldiers and military vehicles on October 10, 2018 in Rotterdam. Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images.

Last Word
Dec. 31 2019
About the author

Arthur Herman is a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute and the author, most recently, of 1917: Lenin, Wilson, and the Birth of the New World Disorder (HarperCollins, 2017).


I’m very gratified that my essay on the desirability of a Defense Trade Cooperation Treaty (DTCT) for promoting U.S.-Israel strategic cooperation in the context of Israel’s growing ties with China has prompted such thoughtful and far-reaching responses from such distinguished authors as Eran Lerman, Assaf Orion, John Hannah and Annie Fixler, and Vance Serchuk. Even Lerman, before voicing his criticisms of this essay as he did of my earlier one on the topic of Israel-China-U.S. relations, is able to stipulate that it is “a major contribution,” “sobering, thought-provoking, and profound.”

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