Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “China”

Why “Speaking Out” About Foreign Protests Is So Often a Mistake

At its worst, it is an exercise in using a foreign political movement to make a point about how important they think the U.S. is to the rest of the world.

Posted October 1st, 2014

Why the U.S. Should Stay Quiet About Hong Kong

There are few governments less likely to respond well to U.S. statements about its internal affairs than the Chinese government.

Posted October 1st, 2014

Another Foreign Protest, Another Pointless Demand That the U.S. “Speak Out”

At best, “speaking out” about Hong Kong protests would be a vain gesture, and at worst it could do real harm to the protesters and their cause.

Posted September 30th, 2014

Perpetual War for Perpetual War

Policing the world for decades to come is unacceptable and unsustainable.

Posted September 10th, 2014

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Shakespeare’s elusive politics. Noah Millman rejects the idea that Shakespeare was simply …

Posted August 8th, 2014

Missing the Point on U.S.-Indian Relations

Tunku Varadarajan suggests that the poor state of U.S.-Indian relations isn’t all …

Posted August 4th, 2014

The Dangers of Obsessing Over “Credibility”

There was a recent exchange on Twitter about the importance of “credibility” …

Posted July 8th, 2014

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Driving Russia and China together. Dimitri Simes criticizes administration errors that are …

Posted June 27th, 2014

The Awful “Credibility” Argument That Never Dies

Pascal-Emmnauel Gobry says that America’s biggest foreign policy problem is that the …

Posted June 25th, 2014

Military Action and the Illusion of Control

Micah Zenko faults the tendency in our foreign policy debates to ascribe …

Posted June 16th, 2014

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Forgetting Tiananmen Square. Benjamin Read reviews Louisa Lim’s The People’s Republic of …

Posted June 6th, 2014

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

How many people have died in Syria’s war? Laia Balcells, Lionel Beehner, …

Posted May 2nd, 2014

Neoconservatism and Democracy Promotion

Noah Millman continues the discussion about neoconservatism. He makes many very good …

Posted April 10th, 2014

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

How La Follette became an anti-imperialist. Andrew Bacevich reviews Richard Drake’s The …

Posted April 4th, 2014

A “League of Democracies” Is Still a Terrible Idea

John Yoo uses the current debate over Ukraine as an excuse to …

Posted March 10th, 2014

Weekly Roundup

Egypt’s new dictator. Gregg Carlstrom profiles Abdel Fatah el-Sisi. Germany considers how …

Posted February 21st, 2014

Weekly Roundup

Who are the protesters in Ukraine? Keith Darden and Lucan Way review …

Posted February 14th, 2014