Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “EU”

Iran Hawks Can’t Stop Lying About the Nuclear Deal

Our government is risking harm to our relations with allies by lying about the nuclear deal.

Posted October 19th, 2017

The Folly of Reneging on the Nuclear Deal

The U.S. would gain nothing from reneging on the deal.

Posted September 26th, 2017

Trump’s Nuclear Deal Folly

The administration is desperate to find an excuse to get rid of the deal, but they aren’t finding one that anyone else takes seriously.

Posted September 21st, 2017

The Pitfalls of Sanctions

Our allies understandably resent having their companies punished for the behavior of another government and reasonably object to being dictated to by Washington.

Posted July 31st, 2017

Why May Should Go

May is finished politically, and the Conservatives should replace her sooner rather than later.

Posted July 12th, 2017

The Problem with Kurdish Independence

Kurdish independence would spark new conflicts and complicate existing ones.

Posted June 20th, 2017

Trump’s Failure on His First First Foreign Trip

Trump returned with little to show for his time abroad and damaged a few important relationships in the process.

Posted May 30th, 2017

Trump Hectors NATO Allies, But Praises the Saudis

If we are going to flatter and applaud anyone, it should be our real allies and not reckless clients that implicate us in their war crimes.

Posted May 25th, 2017

May’s Election Gamble

If there’s one thing May ought to have learned from her predecessor, it is that voters have an odd habit of not cooperating with a politician’s plans

Posted April 19th, 2017

‘Brexit’ Begins

Another vote on Scottish independence can only be postponed and not avoided all together.

Posted March 29th, 2017

The Impending Collapse of the T-TIP

If the deal falls apart, it will be just the latest casualty of popular backlashes against the elite consensus.

Posted July 18th, 2016

May’s New Government: ‘Brexit Means Brexit’

She has made clear she intends to pursue withdrawal from the EU as promised.

Posted July 14th, 2016

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Military-industrial election. Kelley Vlahos reports on the campaign spending of military contractors. …

Posted July 8th, 2016

The Blindness of ‘Centrists’

The conceit that the “centrist” position is the moderate and pluralistic one is useful for justifying their unconcealed contempt for the voters.

Posted July 5th, 2016

The Tory Leadership Race

The race to succeed David Cameron as Conservative leader took a strange and unexpected turn.

Posted June 30th, 2016

The EU Should Learn from Its Defeat, But Probably Won’t

It is rare for a political class to respond to popular repudiation with introspection.

Posted June 29th, 2016

‘Brexit’ and the Myopic EU Leadership

Eurocrats created the conditions that made “Brexit” possible, and ultimately they have no one to blame but themselves.

Posted June 28th, 2016