Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “China”

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

Bad Ideas for U.S. Policy in Asia

Joseph Bosco makes a number of questionable proposals about U.S. policy in …

Posted February 5th, 2014

The Odd Hawkish Obsession with Reputation

Elliott Abrams concludes another hawkish argument on Syria with a very tired …

Posted January 7th, 2014

The Myth of “Emboldening” Authoritarian Regimes

Michael Hirsh asks the wrong question: Is it just a coincidence that …

Posted December 19th, 2013

Saunders on the “Axis of Weevils”

Paul Saunders also found Mead’s “axis of weevils” argument to be unpersuasive: …

Posted December 18th, 2013

The “Axis of Weevils”: Silly and Misleading

David Ignatius cites a recent Mead article to make a point about …

Posted December 14th, 2013

The Many Flaws of Conservative Internationalism

Michael Desch reviews Henry Nau’s Conservative Internationalism for the new issue of …

Posted November 11th, 2013

Overstating the Shutdown’s Importance for Foreign Policy

Dov Zakheim makes one of the more alarmist arguments that Tea Party …

Posted October 21st, 2013

Syria and “Authoritarian Axis” Alarmism

Richard Spencer goes into full alarmist mode on Syria: In either of …

Posted June 11th, 2013

A Very Confused Editorial on Syria

This editorial from The Christian Science Monitor is very confused: Mr. Putin’s …

Posted May 29th, 2013

When In Doubt, Just Make Things Up

More Pulitzer-worthy commentary from Bret Stephens: These are the sorts of views—isolationist …

Posted May 14th, 2013

The “Credibility” Argument for Syrian Intervention Is Nonsense

Gideon Rachman describes another version of the bad “credibility” argument for intervention …

Posted April 29th, 2013

Ignoring the Possible Costs of Syrian Intervention

James Jeffrey lays out some of possible negative consequences of intervention in …

Posted April 25th, 2013