Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Canada”

The G-7 Debacle and the Summit in Singapore

It cannot possibly benefit the U.S. in negotiations with North Korea if the president is and is seen to be as unreliable and prone to picking fights with close allies for no good reason.

Posted June 10th, 2018

Waging a Trade War That No One Supports

The only one that seems likely to benefit from this quarreling among allies is China while we hurt each other for no reason.

Posted June 6th, 2018

Trump’s Trade War and the Canadian ‘Threat’

I suspect that Trump and his advisers don’t really consider steel and aluminum imports to be a matter of national security, but they are abusing that loophole simply because it is there and because they can.

Posted June 6th, 2018

What Is Trump’s Trade War Supposed to Accomplish?

Like any coercive tactic, it will breed resentment and encourage resistance among the affected nations.

Posted June 1st, 2018

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

A new history of Arabia, written in stone. Elias Muhanna describes the …

Posted June 1st, 2018

Trump Starts an Unnecessary Trade War

Initiating a trade war with many of our major trading partners will harm many more U.S. manufacturers and other businesses than it could conceivably help.

Posted May 31st, 2018

Nobody ‘Wins’ in a Trade War

Trump doesn’t accept that mutually beneficial exchanges and agreements are possible, and so he looks for ways to sabotage them.

Posted March 2nd, 2018

No Accountability for Saudi War Crimes in Yemen

The “international community” has once again failed to do even the bare minimum for the people of Yemen.

Posted September 29th, 2017

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The CIA’s torture defenders. Philip Giraldi dismantles the claims of apologists for …

Posted September 25th, 2015

Western Public Opinion and NATO

Many NATO countries favor expanding the alliance, but aren’t committed to defending new members.

Posted June 10th, 2015

Why Webb Won’t Run

It would be good for the country if he ran against Clinton, but there are no incentives for him to do this.

Posted September 9th, 2014

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Making sense of the Cambodian genocide. George Packer reviews Thierry Cruvellier’s The …

Posted April 11th, 2014

Rhetoric, Feelings, and Perceptions in Foreign Policy

Dan Drezner follows up on his earlier advice to Romney. Here he …

Posted July 3rd, 2012