Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Abdel Fattah el-Sisi”

Trump and U.S. Support for Authoritarian Power-Grabs

When he sides with authoritarian leaders against their domestic opposition, Trump is unfortunately not so different from his predecessors.

Posted April 18th, 2017

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The fiction of U.S. isolationism. Andrew Bacevich correctly wants to banish the …

Posted April 7th, 2017

The Pitfalls of Personalized Foreign Policy

It bodes ill for relations with many states if their leaders can’t or won’t engage in the sort of flattery and approval that Trump seems to crave.

Posted April 5th, 2017

Trump’s Embarrassing Enthusiasm for Sisi

Trump has taken a “no daylight” approach to relations with client states to an absurd extreme.

Posted April 3rd, 2017

Trump’s Full Embrace of Authoritarian Client States

The U.S. shouldn’t go in search of monsters to destroy, but neither should it embrace and support monstrous regimes.

Posted April 3rd, 2017

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

No more tweets from Tahrir Square. Kelley Vlahos reports on the abuses …

Posted October 16th, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Remembering the Easter Rising and the Irish War for Independence. Roy Foster …

Posted May 1st, 2015

On the “Courting” of Adversaries and “Friends”

The U.S. shouldn’t need to be continually “courting” its clients.

Posted March 17th, 2015

Bush and the “Jacksonians”

Beinart once again shows how unhelpful and frequently misleading Mead’s categories can be.

Posted February 19th, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Forgetting Tiananmen Square. Benjamin Read reviews Louisa Lim’s The People’s Republic of …

Posted June 6th, 2014

Weekly Roundup

Egypt’s new dictator. Gregg Carlstrom profiles Abdel Fatah el-Sisi. Germany considers how …

Posted February 21st, 2014