Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Barack Obama”

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

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

Obama’s Real Foreign Policy Dilemma

Walter Russell Mead reads Leslie Gelb’s bizarre demand to make empty military …

Posted April 7th, 2014

The Bizarre Need To Issue Empty Threats

Leslie Gelb makes a very dubious assertion: Whether the White House admits …

Posted March 31st, 2014

Weekly Roundup

Tolstoy in Crimea. Charles King recounts some of the novelist’s experiences as …

Posted March 28th, 2014

Obama’s Foreign Policy Is Unpopular Because He Takes Unpopular Actions (II)

Ross Douthat continues the discussion on Obama’s foreign policy and public opinion. …

Posted March 28th, 2014

Clinton’s Consistently Hawkish Foreign Policy

Josh Kraushaar surveys the likely field of 2016 candidates and finds that …

Posted March 28th, 2014

Obama, WWI, and Iraq

Isaac Chotiner objects to Obama’s strangely positive remarks on WWI while in …

Posted March 27th, 2014

Obama’s Foreign Policy Is Unpopular Because He Takes Unpopular Actions

Obama delivered a speech in Belgium earlier this week on the Ukraine …

Posted March 27th, 2014

Why the U.S. Needs to Preach What It Will Practice

Ian Bremmer makes the obvious point that official U.S. rhetoric on Ukraine …

Posted March 27th, 2014

Kagan and the Delusions of American Hawks

Robert Kagan must be kidding: So we return to the paradox: President …

Posted March 27th, 2014

What Is The U.S. Trying To Achieve With Sanctions?

Nikolas Gvosdev asks what U.S. policymakers want to achieve in their response …

Posted March 21st, 2014

Almost All Sanctions Are “Unserious”

The New York Times reports on the Russian response to the latest …

Posted March 18th, 2014

Russia and Crimea

Moscow’s actions are illegal and wrongheaded, but disaster could still be averted.

Posted March 1st, 2014

Hegemonists and the Dishonest Charge of “Retreat”

Niall Ferguson makes a characteristically ridiculous claim: Mr. Obama’s supporters like nothing …

Posted February 24th, 2014

How The Decision Not To Attack Syria Aided Diplomacy With Iran

Aaron David Miller believes that the desire to pursue diplomacy with Iran …

Posted February 12th, 2014