Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “China”

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Antiwar Eastwood. Asawin Suebsaeng reports on Clint Eastwood’s antiwar views and how …

Posted January 23rd, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Leo Strauss: hawk or dove? Samuel Goldman reviews Robert Howse’s Leo Strauss: …

Posted January 9th, 2015

The Insane Case for Attacking North Korea

Restarting the Korean War is obviously crazy.

Posted January 8th, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The tragedy of the American military. James Fallows blasts Americans’ willingness to …

Posted January 2nd, 2015

The Sloppy Thinking Behind “Credibility” Arguments

Other states don’t perceive America’s supposed lack of “resolve” in the same way that our own hawks do.

Posted December 8th, 2014

The Absurd Idea of an Alliance with Vietnam (II)

Vietnam is not an obvious or desirable ally.

Posted December 2nd, 2014

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The truth about the wars. Daniel Bolger reflects on the wars in …

Posted November 14th, 2014

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

What the election means for the Republican brand. Dan McCarthy considers the …

Posted November 7th, 2014

Americans Aren’t “Hard-Wired” for American Exceptionalism

We should be wary of anyone that attempts to explain the behavior of states with claims about what entire nations are “hard-wired” to do.

Posted October 20th, 2014

The Absurd Idea of an Alliance with Vietnam

Allying with Vietnam would be short-sighted and irresponsible.

Posted October 14th, 2014

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The Iraqi army that never was. Kelley Vlahos details how the U.S.-trained …

Posted October 10th, 2014

Don’t Call It a Revolution

Bestowing the “revolution” label is how Western observers express their approval, no matter how inaccurate or counterproductive such labeling may be.

Posted October 8th, 2014

Why We Shouldn’t Call Hong Kong Protests a Revolution

It makes the mistake of feeding the paranoia and alarmism of the regime that the protesters are facing.

Posted October 6th, 2014

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

What’s wrong with Hong Kong. Nicholas Bequelin reviews some of the city’s …

Posted October 3rd, 2014

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 interventionists 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