Daniel Larison

Posts in category “foreign policy”

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

In defense of Christians. Kathryn Jean Lopez interviews Andrew Doran, executive director …

Posted September 19th, 2014

Hawks and Doves, 2016

Clinton may be able to get away with being much more hawkish than her party.

Posted September 19th, 2014

Saakashvili’s Desperate Quest for Rehabilitation

Revisiting the facts of Saakashvili’s tenure just confirms his reputation for recklessness and abuse of power.

Posted September 19th, 2014

Independence Delayed?

Unless the government makes good on its promises to Scotland, it has simply delayed the inevitable.

Posted September 19th, 2014

Initial Thoughts on the Independence Referendum

No matter what the outcome may be, the referendum has been an enormous triumph of popular political engagement and participation.

Posted September 18th, 2014

Scotland and Separatism in Europe

A Scottish ‘yes’ vote isn’t going to lead to a wave of political crises across Europe.

Posted September 18th, 2014

Scotland and the “Forces of Chaos”

Forbes’ warning is comically alarmist.

Posted September 18th, 2014

The Horror of Being a Normal Country

For interventionists, nothing is more horrifying than minding your own business.

Posted September 17th, 2014

Cruz’s Bogus “No Greater Ally” Claim

It is ludicrous to suggest that Israel is an ally of the region’s Christians, much less the best one

Posted September 17th, 2014

Is Scottish Independence Bad for America?

No matter which way Scotland votes this week, U.S. interests won’t be significantly harmed.

Posted September 16th, 2014

Scotland and Illegal Wars

One side in the independence debate is clearly rejecting at least one kind of military intervention.

Posted September 15th, 2014

Is the Idea of Scottish Independence Baffling?

Nothing could be easier to understand than for people to try getting more control over how (and by whom) they are governed.

Posted September 15th, 2014

Israel and Public Opinion

Most Americans don’t want the U.S. backing Israel to the hilt.

Posted September 15th, 2014

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

What Scottish independence would (and wouldn’t) mean. Angus Roxburgh reflects on what …

Posted September 12th, 2014

The American Conservative: Realism and Reform

Promoting the cause of restraint and peace.

Posted September 12th, 2014

Cruz, Israel, and In Defense of Christians

Cruz’s behavior was unnecessary, needlessly provocative, and an embarrassment to his voters.

Posted September 12th, 2014

Obama’s Foreseeable Escalation

Escalation was almost certain to happen, so why weren’t more people skeptical about the “limited” intervention in Iraq?

Posted September 11th, 2014