Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Germany”

Trump Should Recall Grenell from Germany

Grenell has already poisoned the atmosphere with one of the governing coalition’s main partners and it is difficult to see how he can function effectively in Berlin after this.

Posted June 5th, 2018

The Stupidity of Trying to ‘Rewrite’ the Nuclear Deal

“Rewriting” the requirements of an agreement made in good faith is a dishonest and treacherous way to deal with other governments.

Posted April 27th, 2018

Nobody ‘Wins’ in a Trade War

Trump doesn’t accept that mutually beneficial exchanges and agreements are possible, and so he looks for ways to sabotage them.

Posted March 2nd, 2018

Trump’s Bullying of Our Allies on the Nuclear Deal Won’t Succeed

Our allies see no reason to “fix” something that isn’t broken.

Posted January 25th, 2018

Merkel and Germany’s Political Crisis

There were simply too many disagreements on policy among the would-be coalition partners to form a functioning government.

Posted November 21st, 2017

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

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

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

Merkel’s Campaign Rhetoric and U.S.-German Relations

The German public’s trust in the U.S. is quite low.

Posted May 29th, 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

Recurring Foreign Policy Errors and the Decision to Intervene in Russia

American intervention in Russia’s civil war is a classic example of how the U.S. can be lured into doing something unnecessary and dangerous on the basis of shoddy information.

Posted April 3rd, 2017

Trump’s Misunderstanding of NATO and Our ‘Cheap-Riding’ Allies

Allies won’t be goaded into higher military spending by being told that they owe some huge amount that the administration pulls out of the air.

Posted March 27th, 2017

Trump’s Confused Approach to Burden-Sharing

The contrast between Trump’s actual policies and his rhetoric about what allies “owe” is stark.

Posted March 22nd, 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

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

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Permanent Mideast intervention won’t stop terror. Charles Peña makes the case that …

Posted June 3rd, 2016