Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Britain”

The Implosion of the Labour Party

A party can neglect its core supporters for only so long before they give up and move on to an alternative.

Posted October 30th, 2014

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

When Congress should assert itself and when it shouldn’t. Paul Pillar compares …

Posted October 24th, 2014

UKIP and Euroskepticism

There is less British support for withdrawing from the EU now than there was a few years ago for reasons that have nothing to do with UKIP.

Posted October 23rd, 2014

The EU Referendum in the U.K. and the Pundit’s Fallacy

Endorsing a British exit from the EU won’t give the Tories a landslide.

Posted October 21st, 2014

Recognizing Palestine and the Two-State Solution Mirage

International recognition of Palestine cannot put a “brake” on a peace process that isn’t going anywhere.

Posted October 16th, 2014

The British Vote to Recognize Palestine

The House of Commons vote is a sign that Israel is losing ground among some of its otherwise reliable supporters in the West.

Posted October 14th, 2014

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The Iraqi army that never was. Kelley Vlahos details how the U.S.-trained …

Posted October 10th, 2014

The UKIP Tremor

Major parties can dismiss a significant part of the electorate for only so long before it comes back to haunt them.

Posted October 10th, 2014

Why Cameron Recalled Parliament and Obama Ignored Congress

Obama concluded that his mistake last year was not in trying to intervene but rather in bothering to ask for support.

Posted September 25th, 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 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

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

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

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

Posted September 12th, 2014

The “Broad” Coalition That Doesn’t Exist

The U.S. is fighting a new, open-ended war for the sake of “partners” that are contributing little or nothing to the war.

Posted September 11th, 2014