Daniel Larison

Posts in category “foreign policy”

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Why Holy Thursday matters to Christians. Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry explains. The role of …

Posted April 18th, 2014

Realism and “Credibility”

Stephen Walt considers the reasons why many realists have usually opposed U.S. …

Posted April 17th, 2014

Neoconservatives and Military Intervention

Matt Purple continues last week’s discussion about neoconservatism. He objects to Salam’s …

Posted April 17th, 2014

When Keeping Military Action “On the Table” Is Useless

Jim Arkedis wants the U.S. to keep the option of using force …

Posted April 17th, 2014

Reagan and the Ukraine Crisis

The National Review editors make a typically nonsensical claim about the Ukraine …

Posted April 16th, 2014

Containment and the “De-Reaganizing” of Rand Paul

Rand Paul’s op-ed today was intended to answer criticisms of what he …

Posted April 16th, 2014

Rand Paul’s Strategic Ambiguity and Iran

Rand Paul opposes locking the U.S. into unnecessary specific commitments: Containment of …

Posted April 16th, 2014

Throwing Weapons At The Problem

The Chicago Tribune laments that the U.S. isn’t already throwing weapons at …

Posted April 15th, 2014

The BJP and India’s No First-Use Policy

Krista Mahr reports on a new poll showing that the Bharatiya Janata …

Posted April 15th, 2014

Alliances and “Credibility” Arguments

Mira Rapp-Hooper criticizes the idea that Crimean annexation has damaging implications for …

Posted April 15th, 2014

Israel’s Unsurprising Response to Crimean Annexation

Ha’aretz reports that the Obama administration is annoyed that Israel puts its …

Posted April 14th, 2014

The U.S. Hasn’t “Betrayed” Ukraine

Matthew Kaminski makes an obnoxious accusation about the U.S. and Ukraine: But …

Posted April 14th, 2014

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Making sense of the Cambodian genocide. George Packer reviews Thierry Cruvellier’s The …

Posted April 11th, 2014

Interventionism and Ignorance (III)

Greg Scoblete responds to Charles Lane’s celebration of hawkish ignorance: Understanding a …

Posted April 11th, 2014

Romney Wasn’t “Churchill-Like” on Russia, He Was Thoroughly Ignorant

Robert O’Brien drones on about Churchill for a while, and then makes …

Posted April 11th, 2014

Neoconservatism and Democracy Promotion

Noah Millman continues the discussion about neoconservatism. He makes many very good …

Posted April 10th, 2014

Foreign Policy and the 2016 Election

Walter Russell Mead comments on an item about the possible role of …

Posted April 10th, 2014