Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Mexico”

Waging a Trade War That No One Supports

The only one that seems likely to benefit from this quarreling among allies is China while we hurt each other for no reason.

Posted June 6th, 2018

What Is Trump’s Trade War Supposed to Accomplish?

Like any coercive tactic, it will breed resentment and encourage resistance among the affected nations.

Posted June 1st, 2018

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

A new history of Arabia, written in stone. Elias Muhanna describes the …

Posted June 1st, 2018

Trump Starts an Unnecessary Trade War

Initiating a trade war with many of our major trading partners will harm many more U.S. manufacturers and other businesses than it could conceivably help.

Posted May 31st, 2018

Romney’s Fantasy Version of American History

The more disturbing possibility is that Romney actually believes that his fantasy version of American history is true.

Posted March 30th, 2018

Kelly’s Bizarre View of Mexico

The idea that Mexico is on the “verge of collapse” or comparable to Venezuela under Chavez is nonsense.

Posted September 15th, 2017

Trump and the Leaked Transcripts

The transcripts tell us nothing about Trump that we didn’t already know from his public statements.

Posted August 3rd, 2017

Whose West?

Except as a category for organizing different areas and periods of history, “civilization” is not a terribly useful unit of analysis.

Posted February 21st, 2017

‘Observe Good Faith and Justice Towards All Nations’

Trump is starting off his presidency to a remarkable degree by pursuing the exact opposite of what Washington recommended.

Posted February 1st, 2017

Trump’s Mexican Sojourn

Trump’s visit has gained him nothing, and it has probably done considerable harm to his host.

Posted August 31st, 2016

Kagan vs. the Emerging Democracies

Martin Indyk and Robert Kagan write: Strengthening the liberal political order will …

Posted January 21st, 2013

“Special” Relationships and Security Dependents

Conor Friedersdorf reacts to the section of the Aaron David Miller article …

Posted July 26th, 2012