Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Georgia”

Realism Doesn’t Need to Be ‘Reclaimed’

“Reclaiming” realism means dubbing hard-line policies as realist and throwing most actual realist arguments out the window.

Posted May 23rd, 2017

Trump and U.S. Support for Authoritarian Power-Grabs

When he sides with authoritarian leaders against their domestic opposition, Trump is unfortunately not so different from his predecessors.

Posted April 18th, 2017

Obama’s Misguided Indulgence of U.S. Client States

Obama has gone out of his way to try to placate and indulge them even when they behave appallingly.

Posted January 3rd, 2017

Another Pointless Round of NATO Expansion

Adding Montenegro to NATO is unnecessary and serves no real purpose.

Posted December 6th, 2016

The Danger of Giving Friendly Countries False Encouragement

It often seems to be the case that another country’s most vocal and enthusiastic boosters here at home have the worst ideas for what U.S. policy towards that country ought to be.

Posted December 6th, 2016

Pushing NATO Membership for Georgia Is Irresponsible

It would be reckless and cruel to encourage Georgia down the same path that has already done so much damage to the country.

Posted April 13th, 2016

A Misleading Argument About Georgia and NATO

It does Georgia no favors to maintain the illusion that NATO membership is available to them when it isn’t.

Posted April 4th, 2016

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

When money can’t buy an army. Kelley Vlahos reports on the costly …

Posted January 22nd, 2016

Realism and Its Discontents

It is neither moral nor wise for the U.S. to pick sides in a foreign civil war, and virtually all realists warned against U.S. involvement in Syria from the start.

Posted January 12th, 2016

Expanding NATO Still Makes No Sense

Montenegro adds nothing to the alliance.

Posted December 2nd, 2015

The “Freedom Agenda” and the Cynicism of Hard-liners

Hard-liners continue to invoke the plight of the people in other countries while advocating for policies that harm them.

Posted August 4th, 2015

Jeb Bush and W.’s Second-Term Foreign Policy

Jeb Bush isn’t even pretending to support foreign policy restraint.

Posted June 29th, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Has the GOP learned anything from the Iraq debacle? Gene Healy revisits …

Posted June 5th, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The dangers of not reaching a deal with Iran. Gary Sick describes …

Posted March 13th, 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

Georgia’s Foreign Policy Isn’t Changing Anytime Soon

For good or ill, Georgia will keep pursuing closer ties with Western institutions.

Posted November 13th, 2014

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

What the election means for the Republican brand. Dan McCarthy considers the …

Posted November 7th, 2014