Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Kosovo”

Corbyn and Britain’s Foreign Policy Debate

Corbyn’s win could provide the British public with a meaningful debate on foreign policy.

Posted September 14th, 2015

Entangling and Enabling Alliances

Allies and clients sometimes drag the U.S. into conflicts that our government wouldn’t otherwise join.

Posted August 4th, 2015

McCain and Wars of Aggression

It is hard to take a hawk like McCain seriously on Ukraine.

Posted June 29th, 2015

McCain Is the MEK’s Newest Fan

John McCain continues his long tradition of embracing horrible foreign groups: The …

Posted June 15th, 2015

A Quarter-Century of Interventions

The U.S. has bombed and/or invaded another country at least once every year for the past twenty-one years straight.

Posted May 27th, 2015

The Uses and Abuses of Historical Analogies

Historical analogies are very often used in crude attempts to shoehorn modern events into convenient ideological stories.

Posted December 1st, 2014

How Long Will the Public Support the War on ISIS?

Public support for military intervention is so fleeting because almost all American wars fought in the last fifty years have been unnecessary ones.

Posted September 25th, 2014

Why It’s a Waste of Time To Listen to Iraq War Hawks

Having learned absolutely nothing from their failure, they have nothing to teach.

Posted June 18th, 2014

The Many Flaws of “Conservative Internationalism” (II)

Henry Nau repeats his unpersuasive case for what he calls conservative internationalism. …

Posted April 29th, 2014

Great Powers and the Cult of Resolve

Patrick Porter does a great job debunking the hawkish obsession with “resolve” …

Posted April 9th, 2014

The U.S. and NATO Aren’t Going To War Over Ukraine

Mario Loyola also wants the U.S. to threaten war to defend Ukraine: …

Posted April 8th, 2014

NATO Hasn’t Been a “Defensive Alliance” For a Long Time

Bret Stephens makes a number of absurd claims in his latest column, …

Posted March 25th, 2014

Kosovo, Crimea, and Precedents

Today marks the fifteenth anniversary of the start of the NATO bombing …

Posted March 24th, 2014

More Shameless Hawkish Revisionism

Peggy Noonan offers up some shameless revisionism: Mr. Putin doesn’t move because …

Posted March 13th, 2014

The “Erratic” Merkel and Consistent German Opposition to Wars of Choice

Benjamin Weinthal is annoyed that Angela Merkel doesn’t support more foreign wars: …

Posted September 24th, 2013

Syria and “Pax Americana”

Ross Douthat concludes a balanced post on Syria this way: But as …

Posted September 4th, 2013

Don’t Count on NATO For Political Cover in Syria

Fred Kaplan thinks that the U.S. may be able to count on …

Posted August 26th, 2013