Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Bret Stephens”

The Madness of “Broken Windows” Foreign Policy Revisited

The worst aspects of Bush’s foreign policy are preserved and lauded.

Posted January 2nd, 2015

The Worst Foreign Policy Arguments of 2014

A list of the very worst foreign policy arguments that should never be used in 2015.

Posted December 31st, 2014

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Obama’s Cuba opportunity. Philip Peters made the case for a change in …

Posted December 19th, 2014

“Learning” the “Lessons” of the 1930s Forever

Hard-liners don’t just abuse historical analogies–they are trapped by them and become dependent on them.

Posted December 8th, 2014

Why the Dishonest Charge of “Retreat” Endures

The charge of “retreat” is useful precisely because it is misleading and false.

Posted December 4th, 2014

How Iran Hawks Spread Misinformation

Iran has so far complied with the agreement it made last year.

Posted November 25th, 2014

Global “Policing” Is a Recipe for Chaos

Stephens’ notion of global “policing” amounts to a pretext for regime change with no concern for what takes the place of the deposed government.

Posted November 19th, 2014

A “Broken Windows” Foreign Policy Is Madness

A “broken windows” foreign policy is one that would make the U.S. more likely to resort to force more often than it already does over even more trivial causes.

Posted November 17th, 2014

Republicans and Policing the World

The proper role of the U.S. government is not to police the entire planet

Posted November 4th, 2014

The Yaalon Quarrel and U.S.-Israel Relations

Israel has few “friends” to start with, and can hardly afford to antagonize the few that it has.

Posted October 28th, 2014

The Horror of Being a Normal Country

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

Posted September 17th, 2014

NATO Hasn’t Been a “Defensive Alliance” For a Long Time

Bret Stephens makes a number of absurd claims in his latest column, …

Posted March 25th, 2014

Geneva Is Not “Worse Than Munich”

Bret Stephens reaches new depths of foolishness: By contrast, the interim nuclear …

Posted November 25th, 2013

The Rotten Fruit of Reflexive Hawkishness

Bret Stephens has achieved a new level of desperate “pro-Israel” hawkishness: How …

Posted October 1st, 2013

Negotiating with Iran Is Nothing Like Yalta

Bret Stephens doesn’t resort to lazy Munich references in his new column. …

Posted September 24th, 2013

The Reckless “Kill Assad” Option

A “symbolic action” that would suck the U.S. deeper into an intense sectarian conflict.

Posted August 27th, 2013

The Hawkish Need to Take Sides

Ross Douthat discusses why some interventionists are so vehemently pro-military in Egypt. …

Posted August 21st, 2013