Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Dan Drezner”

Bad Client Behavior and U.S.-Israel Relations

The scars left by this latest episode of Israeli espionage could be significant.

Posted March 24th, 2015

The Stupidity of Sanctions, Venezuela Edition

The U.S. shouldn’t be interfering at all, but it certainly shouldn’t be taking actions that put the local political opposition in greater difficulty.

Posted March 12th, 2015

Republican Foreign Policy Incompetence and the Hard-line Mind

The party’s incompetence on foreign policy comes from flawed hard-line assumptions about how the world works.

Posted March 11th, 2015

Walker and the GOP’s Continuing Foreign Policy Ignorance Problem

We should expect basic competence from our elected leaders.

Posted March 9th, 2015

Why 2016 Hawkish Candidates May Hamper U.S. Diplomacy

The prospect of a more hawkish administration in 2017 will make other governments less interested in making deals with the U.S.

Posted February 19th, 2015

Don’t Try Bringing Sweden and Finland into NATO

They would be as unwise to join the alliance as the alliance would be to invite them.

Posted February 13th, 2015

Do Sanctions Have Deterrent Value?

The U.S. and its allies don’t consistently apply and maintain sanctions against regimes that violate international norms and laws.

Posted February 9th, 2015

Foreign Policy Ignorance and Instincts

A governor’s foreign policy ignorance and mistakes are usually judged less harshly than a senator’s.

Posted January 19th, 2015

Foreign Policy Experience and the 2016 Republican Field

Almost all of the likely candidates have never shown much interest in foreign policy.

Posted January 7th, 2015

The Madness of “Broken Windows” Foreign Policy Revisited

The worst aspects of Bush’s foreign policy are preserved and lauded.

Posted January 2nd, 2015

Torture Is Wrong and Useless

Demonstrating the truth of both statements will make clear how completely bankrupt its defenders’ arguments really are.

Posted December 10th, 2014

The Senate Torture Report and Foreign Policy

Only now that there is minimal accountability for the use of torture are critics of the report concerned about the foreign response.

Posted December 8th, 2014

Star Wars and Politics

Attempting to make a piece of pop culture “relevant” to contemporary politics can easily lead to the gross oversimplification of difficult problems.

Posted December 4th, 2014

Jefferson and the Uses of U.S. Power

The U.S. ought to conserve its strength, husband its resources, and exercise restraint.

Posted November 19th, 2014

The TPP and a Republican Congress

Considering the obstacles in Japan, it’s not clear what incentive Obama has to make the TPP one of the main priorities of his last two years in office.

Posted November 3rd, 2014

What Rand Paul Didn’t Say

Paul’s statements about the wars America shouldn’t fight don’t square with his support for the current war against ISIS.

Posted October 27th, 2014

Domestic Politics and Diplomacy with Iran

A change in Senate control could end up derailing negotiations with Iran.

Posted October 16th, 2014