Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Michael Ledeen”

Trump vs. Foreign Policy Restraint

Trump has given us many reasons to assume he isn’t in favor of foreign policy restraint.

Posted January 3rd, 2017

Flynn’s Warped Worldview and Iran

Flynn’s preoccupation with Iran has a severe distorting effect on his thinking and his ability to analyze threats.

Posted December 3rd, 2016

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Is Michael Flynn Trump’s Machiavelli? Christopher Fettweis reviews Michael Flynn and Michael …

Posted December 2nd, 2016

Flynn’s Dangerous Goal of Regime Change

A war with Iran might not come right away, but if Flynn convinces Trump that regime change should be the goal of our policy it becomes much more likely in the future.

Posted November 30th, 2016

Flynn and the War on Yemen

Flynn exaggerates the threat from Iran and imagines a global Iran-centered “alliance” where none exists, so don’t expect him to give good advice on Yemen.

Posted November 28th, 2016

Flynn and Ledeen’s Imaginary ‘Alliance’

We should have no illusions about the quality of advice Flynn will be giving Trump.

Posted November 23rd, 2016

What Will a Trump Foreign Policy Look Like?

A Trump foreign policy will probably be highly unilateralist, preoccupied with terrorism and Iran, and fixated mostly on the Middle East.

Posted November 9th, 2016

Flynn’s Warped Worldview and Russia

It appears that Flynn is now on board with viewing Russia as nothing but a menace.

Posted July 13th, 2016

Flynn’s Warped Worldview

Flynn recapitulates all of the errors of the hard-liners that used to rave about “WWIV” and “Islamofascism.”

Posted July 11th, 2016

The Fantasy of a Grand Anti-U.S. Alliance

This Michael Ledeen column from last week is amazingly confused and incoherent: …

Posted August 27th, 2013

The Green Movement Wasn’t an Insurrection

Here is a quick reminder of why no one should listen to …

Posted April 17th, 2013