Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “NATO”

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

Russia and Realism (II)

I agree with most of what Millman says in his response to …

Posted March 26th, 2014

NATO Hasn’t Been a “Defensive Alliance” For a Long Time

Bret Stephens makes a number of absurd claims in his latest column, …

Posted March 25th, 2014

Kosovo, Crimea, and Precedents

Today marks the fifteenth anniversary of the start of the NATO bombing …

Posted March 24th, 2014

Rubio’s Misguided Punitive Measures

Marco Rubio has made a few more proposals for punishing Russia. Here …

Posted March 20th, 2014

Ukraine Isn’t Joining NATO, And That’s a Very Good Thing

Alex Massie gets something very wrong: Indeed, Putin’s behaviour demonstrates that, if …

Posted March 19th, 2014

A “League of Democracies” Is Still a Terrible Idea

John Yoo uses the current debate over Ukraine as an excuse to …

Posted March 10th, 2014

Gerson and Hawkish Distortions of Reality

There is a lot wrong with Gerson’s column today, but this line …

Posted March 7th, 2014

Ignore Hard-liners on Russia and Ukraine

Marco Rubio and Tom Cotton expand on Rubio’s earlier list of mostly …

Posted March 5th, 2014

NATO Expansion Makes Less Sense Than Ever

Irakly Areshidze and Elena Suhir make a terrible assumption and offer an …

Posted March 4th, 2014

Ukraine and “Obvious” Choices (II)

Alex Berezow’s approach to foreign policy might be summed up as “doing …

Posted March 3rd, 2014