Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Micah Zenko”

The Phony “Broad Coalition” Against ISIS

The U.S. has been suckered into taking on almost all of the work and the risks of the air campaign while its “partners” make token contributions.

Posted February 13th, 2015

The Folly and Futility of Arming Ukraine

Even if it doesn’t lead to escalation, it still isn’t going to “work.”

Posted February 4th, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The tragedy of the American military. James Fallows blasts Americans’ willingness to …

Posted January 2nd, 2015

The Worst Foreign Policy Arguments of 2014

A list of the very worst foreign policy arguments that should never be used in 2015.

Posted December 31st, 2014

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

In search of libertarian realism. Reason hosts a symposium on libertarianism and …

Posted December 12th, 2014

Why Threat Inflation Flourishes

Politicians and officials are penalized for accuracy and rewarded for exaggeration and alarmism.

Posted November 24th, 2014

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

What the election means for the Republican brand. Dan McCarthy considers the …

Posted November 7th, 2014

The Myth of American “Indispensability”

The myth of indispensability serves as an all-purpose rationalization for foreign policy hyper-activism.

Posted November 6th, 2014

The Folly of Fighting Against Both Sides in Syria (II)

The administration appears to have committed the U.S. to go to war against the Syrian government if the regime attacks U.S. proxies.

Posted September 26th, 2014

The Unrealistic Goal of “Destroying” ISIS

The goal is unachievable, and pursuing that goal will cost the U.S. far more than anyone was ever willing to lose when the campaign began.

Posted September 22nd, 2014

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