Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “China”

No, There Isn’t a ‘New Cold War’ Between Democracy and Authoritarianism

What we see instead is a series of limited, largely reactive moves by authoritarian states against perceived threats to themselves or their clients.

Posted August 29th, 2016

Flynn’s Warped Worldview and Russia

It appears that Flynn is now on board with viewing Russia as nothing but a menace.

Posted July 13th, 2016

Clinton’s Hawkish Admirers

Clinton promises to take most of what’s wrong with U.S. foreign policy and make it worse.

Posted May 18th, 2016

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

U.S. support for the Saudi-led war on Yemen makes us all less …

Posted April 15th, 2016

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

A foreign policy report card. The 2016 presidential candidates are graded on …

Posted February 26th, 2016

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The folly of expanding draft registration. John Allen Gay sees no reason …

Posted February 12th, 2016

Realists and the Trump Trap

Maybe realists think backing Trump is the sort of short-sighted and ill-considered course of action that they are warning other people against all the time.

Posted February 3rd, 2016

No, the U.S. Shouldn’t Play the “Taiwan Card”

It would risk a major confrontation with China over an issue that the U.S. has successfully managed for decades while gaining the U.S. nothing.

Posted January 18th, 2016

The Most Awful and Absurd Foreign Policy Quotes from 2015

Micah Zenko presents his list of the 20 “best worst” quotes from …

Posted December 30th, 2015

Foreign Policy and the Fifth Republican Debate

The debate showed for the most part that the modern GOP remains unhinged and dangerous in their view of foreign threats and their preferred responses to them.

Posted December 16th, 2015

Kasich’s Odd Idea for a New Propaganda Agency

Kasich’s promotion of “Judeo-Christian Western values” is likely to land with a thud with the target audiences that he wants to reach.

Posted November 18th, 2015

Here Come the China Hawks

Virtually the entire Republican field has rediscovered the value of China-bashing.

Posted September 24th, 2015

Carson and the Bogus “Credibility” Argument

East Asian allies are much more likely to be alarmed by Washington’s apparent inability to stay out of unnecessary wars.

Posted September 24th, 2015

Fiorina’s Bad Proposal for U.S.-China Relations

Fiorina favors gratuitously insulting the leader of another major power.

Posted September 22nd, 2015

Rubio’s China Speech

Rubio would put the U.S. and China on a collision course.

Posted August 28th, 2015

Rubio and China

As he usually does, Rubio prefers a combative approach without weighing the costs or thinking through the consequences.

Posted August 26th, 2015

Why the GOP Keeps Flailing on Foreign Policy

The party’s hawkish think tanks typically reward and praise candidates for taking a witless-but-confrontational position.

Posted August 25th, 2015