Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “NATO”

Georgia’s Foreign Policy Isn’t Changing Anytime Soon

For good or ill, Georgia will keep pursuing closer ties with Western institutions.

Posted November 13th, 2014

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Captivity among the Syrian rebels. Theo Padnos recounts his experiences of torture …

Posted October 31st, 2014

The Romney “Big Tent” on Foreign Policy That Never Existed

Romney’s failing wasn’t that he was too vague on foreign policy, but that he demonstrated how little he knew by making detailed criticisms that made no sense.

Posted October 22nd, 2014

Georgia and the War Against ISIS

It makes no sense for Georgia to join the latest U.S. war effort.

Posted September 29th, 2014

Keep Ukraine Out of NATO

The notion of bringing Ukraine in NATO should be shelved permanently.

Posted September 29th, 2014

Is Scottish Independence Bad for America?

No matter which way Scotland votes this week, U.S. interests won’t be significantly harmed.

Posted September 16th, 2014

Realism and Honor

It would be shameful to encourage another country to fight a war that it can’t win simply so that we can feel better about ourselves.

Posted September 9th, 2014

Don’t Arm Ukraine (II)

Arming Ukraine won’t result in anything other than more deaths and devastation in Ukraine.

Posted September 3rd, 2014

Don’t Arm Ukraine

Debunking a thoroughly crazy idea.

Posted September 1st, 2014

“Relaunching” NATO Isn’t Going to Happen

Anne Applebaum thinks Obama can “relaunch” NATO in his remaining two years: …

Posted August 25th, 2014

Learning the Wrong Lessons From the Libyan War

The Libyan war is now being treated as a “cautionary tale,” but …

Posted July 1st, 2014

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Sentimentality about war. Elizabeth Samet considers how we use sentimentality and euphemisms …

Posted May 9th, 2014

The Libyan War Was a Blunder From the Start

The Washington Post editors must be kidding: The Obama administration and its …

Posted May 6th, 2014

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

How many people have died in Syria’s war? Laia Balcells, Lionel Beehner, …

Posted May 2nd, 2014

The U.S. and NATO Aren’t Going To War Over Ukraine

Mario Loyola also wants the U.S. to threaten war to defend Ukraine: …

Posted April 8th, 2014

Washington’s Bad Foreign Policy Habits

Paul Pillar comments on the push for NATO expansion over the last …

Posted April 7th, 2014

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

How La Follette became an anti-imperialist. Andrew Bacevich reviews Richard Drake’s The …

Posted April 4th, 2014