Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Japan”

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

Romney and Japan

Greg Scoblete dismisses the idea that Romney’s reference to Japanese “decline” reflects …

Posted August 17th, 2012