Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “David Ignatius”

Why “Limited” Wars Fail

Fighting wars with insufficient means is a tacit admission that almost no one genuinely believes that these wars are necessary for U.S. security.

Posted October 10th, 2014

U.S. “Indispensability” and Alarmism

David Ignatius dismisses current charges of U.S. “retreat” and recalls the mostly …

Posted June 4th, 2014

The Cult of “Credibility” and Resolve

David Ignatius makes a depressingly common argument: In the realm of power …

Posted May 7th, 2014

What Internationalism Should Be, But Obviously Isn’t

David Ignatius seems to be missing the point: Internationalism should signify trade …

Posted February 24th, 2014

The “Axis of Weevils”: Silly and Misleading

David Ignatius cites a recent Mead article to make a point about …

Posted December 14th, 2013

Missing the Obvious on Diplomacy and Public Opinion

James Traub and David Ignatius make a similar and very odd claim …

Posted December 9th, 2013

Syria Hawks vs. the Public (II)

Max Boot misses why the public approves of the Russian deal on …

Posted September 19th, 2013

Possibly the Worst “Credibility” Argument Yet

David Ignatius makes the alarmist “credibility” argument to defend the mistake that …

Posted August 29th, 2013

Is Obama “Abandoning” Syrian Rebels?

David Ignatius likens Obama’s Syria policy to previous episodes of U.S. “abandonment” …

Posted July 18th, 2013

The U.S. Shouldn’t Be “More Engaged” with Leaders of a Military Coup

David Ignatius thinks the U.S. should ignore the requirement to suspend aid …

Posted July 8th, 2013

The Chemical Weapons Pretext in Syria

David Ignatius conveys the frustration of the Syrian opposition: Gen. Salim Idriss, …

Posted May 1st, 2013

The Impoverished Nature of U.S. Media Coverage of Iran

Rami Khouri rightly laments the sorry state of American media coverage of …

Posted April 8th, 2013

“War-Wariness” That Somehow Doesn’t Apply to War with Iran

David Ignatius comments on war-weariness and “war-wariness” in Congress on Syria, but …

Posted April 8th, 2013

Foreign Policy in the Second Inaugurals of Reagan and Obama

David Ignatius dubbed the foreign policy section of the inaugural address the …

Posted January 21st, 2013

Romney Is Not an International Man of Mystery

David Ignatius joins the legions of people pretending not to be able …

Posted August 25th, 2012