At the zoo the sign reads, "It's absolutely forbidden to throw anything into the crocodile-enclosure! Someone has to take it out. Do you want to be that someone!?" We are seeing a significant level of irresponsibility in international affairs - the equivalent of throwing something into the crocodile enclosure, creating a situation that needs to be sorted out and cleaned up, almost certainly not by the offender. Dan Smith uses years of experience and research to explore three key points. He identifies the indicators of danger and we best characterise the perils. He explains how has the present situation come about. And he presents ideas for how to reduce and perhaps eliminate the dangers, and how to mitigate and perhaps solve the problems they produce.