Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “NATO”

‘Brexit’ and the Exaggerated Fears of American Elites

The “pro-European” argument against British withdrawal makes the EU sound more like a prison than the Euroskeptic criticisms do.

Posted June 13th, 2016

Sweden and Finland Won’t Pursue NATO Membership

Expanding the alliance into more of northern Europe doesn’t make sense for these countries, and their governments are smart to recognize that.

Posted May 20th, 2016

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Trump chases the burden-sharing unicorn. Ted Galen Carpenter criticizes Trump’s statements on …

Posted May 6th, 2016

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

The Libyan War and Obama’s ‘Worst Mistake’

Obama knew at the time that there was absolutely no political support in the U.S. or anywhere else for a prolonged mission in Libya.

Posted April 11th, 2016

The Problem with NATO

NATO has spent the better part of the last two decades abandoning its original mission as a defensive alliance.

Posted April 5th, 2016

Of Course the Libyan War Was a Failure

The Libyan war failed in everything except regime change, which its supporters originally pretended was not the goal of the intervention.

Posted April 5th, 2016

Trump’s Jumbled, Deal-Obsessed Foreign Policy

All that he does know for certain is that the U.S. is getting a raw deal with whichever country is involved.

Posted March 28th, 2016

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The folly of expanding draft registration. John Allen Gay sees no reason …

Posted February 12th, 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 Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Don’t take sides in other people’s quarrels. Paul Pillar explains why the …

Posted January 8th, 2016

Montenegro and NATO

The decision to expand NATO again is a bad one.

Posted December 3rd, 2015

Expanding NATO Still Makes No Sense

Montenegro adds nothing to the alliance.

Posted December 2nd, 2015

Article 5 and the Illegal War on ISIS

Invoking Article 5 isn’t going to solve the problem of the war’s illegality under U.S. law.

Posted November 18th, 2015

The Pitfalls of France’s War on ISIS

Hollande’s declaration against ISIS sets a goal that he must know his government can’t achieve at an acceptable cost.

Posted November 16th, 2015

The Libyan War and Clinton’s “Smart Power”

There was nothing remotely clever or intelligent about the way that U.S. and allied power was used in Libya four years ago.

Posted October 14th, 2015

More Foreign Policy Questions That Should Be Asked, But Won’t Be

A few more foreign policy questions that the candidates should be asked tonight

Posted October 13th, 2015