Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Germany”

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

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 Rocky U.S.-Polish Relationship

The foreign minister’s comments can only hurt Poland’s relations with Washington.

Posted March 30th, 2016

The Nuclear Deal and U.S. Allies

If Iran hawks got their way by scrapping the deal, three of our most important alliances would be badly strained.

Posted August 13th, 2015

Walker and the Trust of Allies

Walker has a fanciful view of how alliance management works.

Posted July 24th, 2015

Bush’s Underwhelming European Tour

Bush’s Berlin speech fell flat.

Posted June 10th, 2015

The German Backlash Against TTIP

The trade deal faces some of its stiffest opposition in Germany.

Posted June 10th, 2015

Jeb Bush Goes to Europe

Bush’s hawkish message will mostly fall on deaf ears in Germany.

Posted June 9th, 2015

A Bad WWI Counterfactual

A bad WWI counterfactual based on a poor reading of the history of the war and its aftermath.

Posted June 3rd, 2015