Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Micah Zenko”

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

To bomb or not to bomb. Micah Zenko objects to reducing foreign …

Posted June 20th, 2014

Military Action and the Illusion of Control

Micah Zenko faults the tendency in our foreign policy debates to ascribe …

Posted June 16th, 2014

Weekly Roundup

What the Budapest Memorandum does and doesn’t require. John Haines explains the …

Posted March 21st, 2014

Reagan’s Withdrawal From Lebanon and Hard-liners’ Misreading of History

Micah Zenko reviews Reagan’s disastrous decision to intervene in Lebanon and his …

Posted February 10th, 2014

Enforcing International Norms By Breaking International Law Makes No Sense

Micah Zenko explains why waging illegal war to enforce an international norm …

Posted September 11th, 2013

The Danger of Intervention Creep in Syria

Once the U.S. initiates a “limited” attack, there will be increasing pressure for an escalation of American involvement.

Posted August 27th, 2013

Why It Matters That Syria Isn’t Bosnia

Micah Zenko revisits sloppy comparisons between Bosnia and Syria: It is true …

Posted July 11th, 2013

The Folly of Arming the Syrian Opposition

Micah Zenko outlines the flaws in the decision to arm part of …

Posted June 26th, 2013

Syria and “Losing the Middle East”

Thomas Donnelly writes about the Syrian regime’s capture of the town of …

Posted June 9th, 2013

The Dangerous Obsession with “Leadership”

Micah Zenko attacks the pundit obsession with presidential “leadership” in foreign policy: …

Posted April 3rd, 2013

The Results of Threat Inflation

Greg Scoblete draws attention to a new Gallup survey of what the …

Posted February 18th, 2013

Syrian Intervention Is Both Thankless and Unnecessary

The New York Times reports on the backlash against the listing of …

Posted December 11th, 2012

Drone Strikes and Their Consequences

Micah Zenko reviews some of the perverse consequences of drone strikes: While …

Posted July 26th, 2012

Op-Ed Militarism and Threat Inflation

Micah Zenko properly ridicules the habitual saber-rattling of certain editorial boards and …

Posted July 19th, 2012