And these odds were often set by realpolitik, rather than a moral compass.
If cyberattacks have proven their success in the world of realpolitik, expect more as an ugly era unfolds.
U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East has traditionally favored realpolitik over principle.
Governmental policies based on hard, practical considerations rather than on moral or idealistic concerns. Realpolitik is German for “the politics of reality” and is often applied to the policies of nations that consider only their own interests in dealing with other countries.