Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Dan Drezner”

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

Israel and Public Opinion

Most Americans don’t want the U.S. backing Israel to the hilt.

Posted September 15th, 2014

How Much Does Foreign Policy Rhetoric Matter?

Dan Drezner doubts Beinart’s claim that the public-elite gap on foreign policy …

Posted August 19th, 2014

Presuming To Know Other Countries’ Real Interests

Dan Drezner criticizes Obama for lecturing Russia on what is in its …

Posted August 5th, 2014

The Useless “What Would Reagan Do?” Foreign Policy Debate

Dan Drezner rightly sees the debate over “what Reagan would do” on …

Posted July 16th, 2014

Warning Labels for Foreign Policy Doctrines

Dan Drezner wonders what foreign policy arguments would be like if they …

Posted July 2nd, 2014

How Obama Sets Himself Up To Fail in Foreign Policy (II)

Dan Drezner tries to make sense of Obama’s polling numbers on foreign …

Posted June 24th, 2014

Threats and Responses

Here is the C-SPAN video of our panel from Tuesday’s conference.

Posted June 18th, 2014

The New Internationalism

Stephen Walt recently criticized the upcoming foreign policy think tank annual conferences …

Posted June 12th, 2014

Ukraine and the Futility of Sanctions

Fred Kaplan identifies the contradictions in the Obama administration’s response to Russia: …

Posted March 10th, 2014

Saunders on the “Axis of Weevils”

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

Posted December 18th, 2013