Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Kosovo”

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

Policy Differences Trump Personal Ties

This New York Times article reviews Obama’s relationships with a number of …

Posted June 19th, 2013

The Weary Recitation of Bad Analogies

Richard Cohen reminds us that his references to interventions in the Balkans …

Posted June 17th, 2013

Debating Military Interventions

Paul Miller doesn’t like how the term intervention is used in foreign …

Posted June 11th, 2013

Boot: Obama Should Abuse Executive Power and Drag the U.S. and NATO Into Another War

Max Boot is annoyed that the U.S. isn’t meddling even more in …

Posted April 2nd, 2013

The Proud Ignorance of Iraq War Hawks

So Jackson Diehl learned nothing from the Iraq war: The problem here …

Posted April 1st, 2013

Why It’s in the American Interest to Understand Other Nations’ Views

Paul Pillar states an undeniable truth: There is a moral deficit in …

Posted March 27th, 2013

Arming the Syrian Opposition Is Still a Terrible Idea (II)

Doyle McManus makes an unpersuasive case for “doing more” in Syria. Here …

Posted March 27th, 2013

The “Fast” Interventions of the ’90s Weren’t All That Fast

Jonathan Chait’s explanation for why he supported the Iraq war isn’t very …

Posted March 24th, 2013

Kristol’s Bizarre History Lesson

There’s a lot wrong with this Bill Kristol article, but this line …

Posted March 18th, 2013