Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Mikheil Saakashvili”

Pushing NATO Membership for Georgia Is Irresponsible

It would be reckless and cruel to encourage Georgia down the same path that has already done so much damage to the country.

Posted April 13th, 2016

A Misleading Argument About Georgia and NATO

It does Georgia no favors to maintain the illusion that NATO membership is available to them when it isn’t.

Posted April 4th, 2016

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

When money can’t buy an army. Kelley Vlahos reports on the costly …

Posted January 22nd, 2016

Realism and Its Discontents

It is neither moral nor wise for the U.S. to pick sides in a foreign civil war, and virtually all realists warned against U.S. involvement in Syria from the start.

Posted January 12th, 2016

The “Freedom Agenda” and the Cynicism of Hard-liners

Hard-liners continue to invoke the plight of the people in other countries while advocating for policies that harm them.

Posted August 4th, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Has the GOP learned anything from the Iraq debacle? Gene Healy revisits …

Posted June 5th, 2015

Saakashvili’s Desperate Quest for Rehabilitation

Revisiting the facts of Saakashvili’s tenure just confirms his reputation for recklessness and abuse of power.

Posted September 19th, 2014

Saakashvili’s Fan Club vs. the Rule of Law (II)

Lincoln Mitchell takes Saakashvili’s Western fans to task: Saakashvili said all the …

Posted August 7th, 2014

Dictating How Other Nations Should Be Governed

Jackson Diehl complains that the Georgian government is holding abusive former officials …

Posted August 4th, 2014

Saakashvili’s Fan Club vs. the Rule of Law

Mark Adomanis comments on the charges filed by Georgian prosecutors against the …

Posted July 29th, 2014

Neoconservatism and Democracy Promotion

Noah Millman continues the discussion about neoconservatism. He makes many very good …

Posted April 10th, 2014

More Shameless Hawkish Revisionism

Peggy Noonan offers up some shameless revisionism: Mr. Putin doesn’t move because …

Posted March 13th, 2014

Georgia Could Do Without This Kind of “Help”

Melik Kaylan’s reaction to Saakashvili’s departure from office wins the prize for …

Posted November 4th, 2013

The Wall Street Journal: Still Cheerleading for Saakashvili

The Wall Street Journal‘s European edition does its best to whitewash Saakashvili’s …

Posted November 1st, 2013

The Economist and Saakashvili’s “Legacy”

The Economist‘s report on the end of Saakashvili’s tenure is typical in …

Posted October 31st, 2013

Bush and Saakashvili: A Case Study in What Not to Do

Thomas de Waal reviews Saakashvili’s presidency in Foreign Affairs. He recounts how …

Posted October 30th, 2013

Georgia and the “Freedom Agenda”

Max Seddon has written an interesting summary of Mikheil Saakashvili’s tenure as …

Posted October 29th, 2013