From a personal perspective much strategic foreign affairs analysis, appearing on the web, wanders dangerously into that ‘values free zone’ of Utilitarianism. In an effort to be as objective as possible, strategic analysts sometimes stray outside the ethical bounds of a particular value set, world view and moral anchor. This somewhat abstract position, exemplified by a raw Utilitarianism position, renders any strategic analysis less relevant, to many readers with ethical standards
Frankly an amoral strategic view and set of analysed positions, bears scant relevance to reader’s needs, to balance explanatory views on strategic news, that resonate with a target audience’s world views, and ethical position. Without an ethical underpinning, utilitarian analysis becomes somewhat irrelevant. Modern strategic analysis appears to be veering increasingly towards an ‘ethics free’ utilitarian type process, in a vain effort to appeal to a multicultural readership. By trying to appeal to all, such analysis appeals to no one.
Neo-modern utilitarian amoral reporting and analysis styles, immediately become less relevant, as they attempt to become germane to the needs of all readers, regardless of ethnicities, cultural underpinnings and ethical anchors. The Machiavellian ‘ethics free positions’ where analysis resonates with the greatest good for the greatest number, regardless of ethics or moral underpinnings is becoming the norm. It is a given, that such a commitment will not make analysis and strategic perspectives relevant to all readers. This website will assume a Western Judeo-Christian world view and ethical stance when reporting, and especially when carrying out analysis.