But the war on terror is the backdrop for their illumination of how anti-Americanism impedes effective alliances.
Internal conflict prevented the Javanese from forming effective alliances against the Dutch.
An exchange of gifts was made and thus began the highly significant and effective alliance between Cortés and Tlaxcala.
Shortly after this disastrous incident, País began talking with students and young working people informally, drawing around him what became an extremely effective urban revolutionary alliance.
Isabella and Mortimer now had an effective alliance with the Lancastrian opposition to Edward, bringing all of his opponents into a single coalition.
Of much more direct relevance to all developing countries has been the burial of third world hopes for an effective political alliance of the poor against the rich.
Our most effective alliance, NATO, has taken command of the enforcement of the arms embargo and the no-fly zone.
Arthur seeks to forge an effective Celtic alliance in spite of religious differences, rivalry and sheer animosity among the leaders.
While his men spent three months rebuilding the ship, Wilson entered an effective alliance with the ibedul in conflicts with Melekeok and others.
Hezbollah has even established an effective alliance with Hamas, a Sunni and Muslim Brotherhood organization.