Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Britain”

Entangling and Enabling Alliances

Allies and clients sometimes drag the U.S. into conflicts that our government wouldn’t otherwise join.

Posted August 4th, 2015

Walker and the Trust of Allies

Walker has a fanciful view of how alliance management works.

Posted July 24th, 2015

Why Is the War on Yemen Being Ignored?

The lack of attention makes it much easier for the U.S. and Britain to continue their disgraceful support for an indefensible war.

Posted July 6th, 2015

Walker’s Britain Blunder

It is at best tacky for Walker to use anything Cameron said to him for campaign purposes.

Posted June 15th, 2015

Will the Dissolution of the U.K. Be Prevented?

There may not be a “stronger case” for the union.

Posted May 12th, 2015

Britain and the Ridiculous Charge of “Retreat”

A reflection of the distorting effects of the militarization of U.S. and British foreign policy.

Posted May 11th, 2015

British Public Opinion and Interventionism

On military interventions, the British public tends to favor restraint.

Posted May 11th, 2015

No, Cameron Isn’t an “Isolationist” or “Little Englander”

A timely reminder that isolationist is a completely meaningless word in contemporary debates.

Posted May 9th, 2015

Initial Thoughts on the British Election

Labour is facing its worst defeat in almost thirty years.

Posted May 7th, 2015

The British Election and the Fragile Union

A political union put at risk by normal electoral competition isn’t going to survive for very long.

Posted May 7th, 2015

An “Unpredictable” Election in Britain That Isn’t So Unpredictable

Unless the polling has been very wrong, the election will produce results that have been expected for many months.

Posted May 7th, 2015

The U.S.-U.K. Relationship and the General Election

The U.S. has done great harm to the relationship with Britain by abusing it for most of the last fifteen years.

Posted May 6th, 2015

The English Threat to the U.K.

It may not be that long before unionists find that most English voters will be happy to be rid of the union.

Posted April 27th, 2015

Miliband’s Odd Libya Attack

Supporting intervention in Libya was Miliband at his most Blair-like in the worst possible way.

Posted April 24th, 2015

A Very Weird Interpretation of U.S. Iran Diplomacy

It’s wrong to say that the Iran framework agreement puts “daylight” between the U.S. and its allies.

Posted April 6th, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Saudi Arabia’s coming quagmire. Peter Salisbury explains the background to the current …

Posted April 3rd, 2015

Britain and the Dishonest Charge of “Retreat” Revisited

Britain isn’t “retreating” from the world.

Posted March 24th, 2015