Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Fred Kaplan”

The Rhodes Profile and the Nuclear Deal

Once you realize that the profile’s author is a vocal opponent of the nuclear deal with Iran, many of its weirder elements begin to make a bit more sense.

Posted May 9th, 2016

Trump and Republican Alarmism

When a politician tells you that the world is more dangerous now than ever, he is either horribly misinformed, trying to sell you a bad policy, or both.

Posted April 28th, 2016

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Let’s end America’s hopeless war for the Middle East. Andrew Bacevich calls …

Posted April 8th, 2016

Rubio’s Iran Tantrum and the Hawkish Loathing of Diplomacy

It takes special determination to be as comprehensively wrong about something as Rubio has been about diplomacy with Iran over the last few years.

Posted January 18th, 2016

Obama’s Foreign Policy Legacy

The war on Yemen that the U.S. has supported over the last nine months has to be the largest black mark on Obama’s record.

Posted December 28th, 2015

The GOP’s Foreign Policy Fantasy Problem

There are many Obama policy failures to criticize, but hawkish critics have opted for the least credible and most preposterous lines of attack based on a fantasy record.

Posted December 17th, 2015

Iran Hawks Still Want to Sabotage a Nuclear Deal

Corker’s own legislation has made it more likely that Obama will agree to terms that are even less satisfactory to hawkish critics

Posted June 29th, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Not being defined by genocide. Meline Toumani argues against letting remembrance of …

Posted April 24th, 2015

The U.S. Continues to Enable Its Reckless Client’s War

Continuing to assist in the wrecking of Yemen is indefensible.

Posted April 23rd, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Saudi Arabia’s coming quagmire. Peter Salisbury explains the background to the current …

Posted April 3rd, 2015

Iran Hawks and Arms Control Agreements

Opponents of the nuclear deal that have no use for arms control or the agreements that make it possible.

Posted March 3rd, 2015

Misremembering Bush and NATO Expansion

It should not be forgotten that just a few years ago the U.S. was eagerly pushing to expand NATO.

Posted February 17th, 2015

The U.S. Must Avoid Escalation in Iraq (II)

Surprising no one at all, the drumbeat for escalation in Iraq continues. …

Posted August 21st, 2014

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Time for U.S. forces to leave South Korea. Christopher Lee makes the …

Posted July 25th, 2014

Ukraine and the Futility of Sanctions

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

Posted March 10th, 2014

Obama’s Speech Didn’t Help His Cause

Fred Kaplan makes a strained argument that Obama could benefit if Russia …

Posted September 12th, 2013

Don’t Count on NATO For Political Cover in Syria

Fred Kaplan thinks that the U.S. may be able to count on …

Posted August 26th, 2013