Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Japan”

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The escalation advocates are wrong on Ukraine. Sean Kay counters the argument …

Posted February 6th, 2015

The Sloppy Thinking Behind “Credibility” Arguments

Other states don’t perceive America’s supposed lack of “resolve” in the same way that our own hawks do.

Posted December 8th, 2014

The TPP and a Republican Congress

Considering the obstacles in Japan, it’s not clear what incentive Obama has to make the TPP one of the main priorities of his last two years in office.

Posted November 3rd, 2014

The Dangers of Obsessing Over “Credibility”

There was a recent exchange on Twitter about the importance of “credibility” …

Posted July 8th, 2014

Will Modi Make Indian Foreign Policy “Worse”?

James Traub tries to make the case that Indian foreign policy under …

Posted May 26th, 2014

Alliances and “Credibility” Arguments

Mira Rapp-Hooper criticizes the idea that Crimean annexation has damaging implications for …

Posted April 15th, 2014

Weekly Roundup

Who are the protesters in Ukraine? Keith Darden and Lucan Way review …

Posted February 14th, 2014

Bad Ideas for U.S. Policy in Asia

Joseph Bosco makes a number of questionable proposals about U.S. policy in …

Posted February 5th, 2014

Guilting Germany Into a More Aggressive Foreign Policy (II)

Walter Russell Mead hopes that Germans can be cajoled into backing more …

Posted February 4th, 2014

The Return of the Absurd “Credibility” Argument

Richard Cohen writes another tiresome column on Syria: But in the Far …

Posted February 4th, 2014

The Many Places Where We Shouldn’t Be “Rooting” For Anyone

The Wall Street Journal’s “global disorder scorecard” doesn’t tell an informed reader …

Posted December 31st, 2013

Kyl and Lieberman’s Constant Agitation for New Wars

Jon Kyl and Joe Lieberman made a number of bad arguments for …

Posted September 9th, 2013

The Misleading “Credibility” Obsession

Rajan Menon notes how often the debate over attacking Syria becomes an …

Posted September 5th, 2013

When In Doubt, Just Make Things Up

More Pulitzer-worthy commentary from Bret Stephens: These are the sorts of views—isolationist …

Posted May 14th, 2013

Syria and the “Red Line” (II)

Blake Hounshell reviews Obama’s “red line” statements on Syria and reaches this …

Posted April 26th, 2013

Failing the Test of Ethical Realism

Dan Drezner continues the discussion on Obama and realism and cites the …

Posted January 28th, 2013

Yes, Iran Is a Much Smaller Threat Than the USSR

Thomas Sowell writes: From the beginning, Barack Obama has tried to downplay …

Posted September 11th, 2012