Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Greg Scoblete”

Interventionism and Ignorance (III)

Greg Scoblete responds to Charles Lane’s celebration of hawkish ignorance: Understanding a …

Posted April 11th, 2014

Why the “Martyr-State” Myth Survives

Greg Scoblete comments on Cantor’s use of the “martyr-state” myth that Iran …

Posted February 19th, 2014

What Clients Mean When They Whine About “Lack of Leadership”

Greg Scoblete reminds us that the constant carping about “allied” unhappiness with …

Posted January 22nd, 2014

Europe and Free-Riding Allies and Clients

Greg Scoblete comments on John Vinocur’s “Europe loses trust in Obama” op-ed: …

Posted November 13th, 2013

Implications of the Syria Deal for Diplomacy with Iran

Greg Scoblete casts doubt on the idea that the Russian deal on …

Posted September 19th, 2013

The Panic Over a U.S. Syria “Loss”

Jonathan Tobin is very confused: The guiding principle of Russian foreign policy …

Posted September 17th, 2013

“Neo-Isolationism” Doesn’t Exist

Greg Scoblete rejects Michael Hirsh’s use of “neo-isolationism” to describe the legacy …

Posted March 19th, 2013

The Results of Threat Inflation

Greg Scoblete draws attention to a new Gallup survey of what the …

Posted February 18th, 2013

Signals and Euphemisms

Greg Scoblete points to a recent post by Walter Russell Mead. Mead …

Posted February 14th, 2013

Pushing the Foreign Policy Debate in the Direction of Restraint

Greg Scoblete continues the discussion on Kagan and Rand Paul: The problem …

Posted February 8th, 2013

The Reality of the Bipartisan Foreign Policy Consensus

Greg Scoblete describes the reality of the bipartisan foreign policy consensus: This …

Posted February 4th, 2013

U.S. Foreign Policy in the Second Term: Not Retreating, Trying to Avoid Major Blunders

Greg Scoblete looks ahead to what U.S. foreign policy will most likely …

Posted January 11th, 2013

Mead and the “Selfish” Realists

Greg Scoblete finds the many flaws in Walter Russell Mead’s lament that …

Posted January 4th, 2013

Influencing Policy Should Be a Higher Priority Than “Making a Statement”

Greg Scoblete rejects the idea that Hagel would be more effective remaining …

Posted January 1st, 2013

More U.S. “Leadership” in Syria Would Only Ensnare the U.S. in Another Unnecessary Conflict

Jackson Diehl believes that the U.S. should be blamed for Syria’s civil …

Posted November 12th, 2012

The Weird Hawkish Fixation on the Green Movement Protests

Greg Scoblete points to a tedious argument from Kiron Skinner: Thus, in …

Posted October 26th, 2012

The Strange Ongoing Opposition to U.S. Withdrawal from Iraq

Greg Scoblete tries to make sense of Romney’s criticism of the withdrawal …

Posted October 15th, 2012