Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “China”

Needlessly Provoking a Major Power Isn’t Good for the U.S.

Poking China in the eye continues to be remarkably ill-advised.

Posted January 16th, 2017

Another Pointless Provocation of China

Whatever Tillerson’s reason for making these comments might be, it risks worsening relations with China without gaining the U.S. anything.

Posted January 12th, 2017

Attacking North Korea Would Be a Disaster

It would be the perfect example of a short-sighted, counterproductive, and irresponsible use of force.

Posted January 9th, 2017

A Team of Hard-liners

This is the profile of an administration that is looking to pick a lot of fights.

Posted December 28th, 2016

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Trump’s challenge to “one China” is playing with fire. Ted Galen Carpenter …

Posted December 23rd, 2016

Hawkish Blind Spots and the Danger of Provoking China

Hawks typically have three very large blind spots when it comes to understanding how other governments will behave in response to provocations.

Posted December 22nd, 2016

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Despite famine crisis, wheat imports into Yemen are halted. Reuters reports on …

Posted December 16th, 2016

‘Getting Tough’ with Other States Usually Backfires

“Getting tough” with China on an issue they consider to be vitally important is a losing proposition.

Posted December 12th, 2016

The Dangerous Folly of Provoking China

If the U.S. wants Chinese cooperation on other issues, it would be foolish to antagonize them over something they consider to be non-negotiable and of vital importance.

Posted December 12th, 2016

The ‘Failure’ to Bomb Syria and the Myth of ‘Credibility’

Deciding not to bomb Syria did not lead other states to “seek new gains at America’s expense.”

Posted December 9th, 2016

The Taiwan Blunder vs. the Opening to Cuba

The policy Trump is putting at risk has been successful in advancing U.S. interests and preventing conflict.

Posted December 6th, 2016

The Danger of Giving Friendly Countries False Encouragement

It often seems to be the case that another country’s most vocal and enthusiastic boosters here at home have the worst ideas for what U.S. policy towards that country ought to be.

Posted December 6th, 2016

The Folly of Provoking China

The negative consequences of our overreaching will be borne by the people in the country that hard-liners claim to want to “help.”

Posted December 5th, 2016

Trump and U.S.-China Relations

No U.S. interest is served by needlessly antagonizing another major power.

Posted December 3rd, 2016

Trump’s Major Taiwan Blunder

At best, Trump has pointlessly antagonized Beijing.

Posted December 2nd, 2016

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