Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Egypt”

No, There Isn’t a ‘New Cold War’ Between Democracy and Authoritarianism

What we see instead is a series of limited, largely reactive moves by authoritarian states against perceived threats to themselves or their clients.

Posted August 29th, 2016

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Kirchick’s coup fantasies. Noah Millman ridicules an American coup fantasist. As a …

Posted July 22nd, 2016

The Failed Coup in Turkey

Military rule would have been no better for Turkey’s political stability in the coming years.

Posted July 18th, 2016

Ryan and the ‘Reassurance’ Racket

The key to keeping the “reassurance” racket going is maintaining the illusion that the U.S. has great need of its clients.

Posted April 15th, 2016

The “Dictator Problem”

One solution to the “dictator problem” in U.S. foreign policy is to reconsider why the U.S. needs to have authoritarian client regimes at all.

Posted December 31st, 2015

Cruz’s “Anything But Obama” Approach to Regime Change

The only consistency in Cruz’s approach to these issues is that he is always against whatever Obama did.

Posted December 15th, 2015

The Fourth Republican Debate

This was Paul’s best debate by far.

Posted November 11th, 2015

Kissinger’s Misleading Claims on Yemen

The U.S. isn’t at odds with the despots in Cairo and Riyadh.

Posted October 19th, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

No more tweets from Tahrir Square. Kelley Vlahos reports on the abuses …

Posted October 16th, 2015

Perry and Hawkish Illusions of Control

The last thing that the U.S. needs is to have a president with an exaggerated belief in the ability of the U.S. to “shape” the politics of other nations.

Posted June 23rd, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Remembering the Easter Rising and the Irish War for Independence. Roy Foster …

Posted May 1st, 2015

Obama’s Awful Decision to Resume Miltary Aid to Egypt

The administration is flouting U.S. law in the process.

Posted April 1st, 2015

On the “Courting” of Adversaries and “Friends”

The U.S. shouldn’t need to be continually “courting” its clients.

Posted March 17th, 2015

Bush and the “Jacksonians”

Beinart once again shows how unhelpful and frequently misleading Mead’s categories can be.

Posted February 19th, 2015

Jeb Bush’s Underwhelming Foreign Policy Speech

It is telling that the most specific positions he took align him closely with his party’s hard-liners.

Posted February 18th, 2015

Dictating How Other Nations Should Be Governed

Jackson Diehl complains that the Georgian government is holding abusive former officials …

Posted August 4th, 2014

Mead’s Ridiculous Linkage Argument

Walter Russell Mead must be kidding: Unhappily for the Obama administration, the …

Posted July 29th, 2014