Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Dan Drezner”

Bush’s Underwhelming European Tour

Bush’s Berlin speech fell flat.

Posted June 10th, 2015

Why Isn’t There More Alarmism About China?

There is a consensus that the U.S. should be seeking to engage China rather than seeking to limit its power.

Posted June 3rd, 2015

Why the GOP Won’t Benefit from a Foreign Policy Election

Hawkish candidates wrongly assume that most Americans are craving a more activist and meddlesome foreign policy.

Posted May 5th, 2015

Why We Should Believe Candidates’ Foreign Policy Pledges

If Republican presidential candidates say they intend to scrap a nuclear deal as soon as they have the chance, we should not doubt that they mean to do this.

Posted April 16th, 2015

The Iran Hawks’ Extraneous Objections to a Nuclear Deal

Refusing to resolve one issue because it doesn’t magically solve all other problems is a mindless approach to foreign policy.

Posted April 7th, 2015

War with Iran Would Be a Disaster for the Region

Attacking Iran would just drive their nuclear program deeper underground.

Posted March 30th, 2015

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