Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “NATO”

The Baleful Consequences of the Libyan War

The so-called “model” intervention made things worse precisely because it “succeeded” in toppling the regime.

Posted April 10th, 2017

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The odds against antiwar warriors. Andrew Bacevich reviews Michael Kazin’s War Against …

Posted March 31st, 2017

Bringing Montenegro into NATO Is a Mistake

It is foolish to extend a new security guarantee to a country that can’t possibly make us or the alliance more secure.

Posted March 28th, 2017

Trump’s Misunderstanding of NATO and Our ‘Cheap-Riding’ Allies

Allies won’t be goaded into higher military spending by being told that they owe some huge amount that the administration pulls out of the air.

Posted March 27th, 2017

Trump’s Confused Approach to Burden-Sharing

The contrast between Trump’s actual policies and his rhetoric about what allies “owe” is stark.

Posted March 22nd, 2017

Continued NATO Expansion Doesn’t Serve U.S. Interests

Tillerson is wrong when he says that it is in our interest to bring Montenegro into NATO.

Posted March 22nd, 2017

Adding Montenegro to NATO Still Makes No Sense

Montenegro doesn’t need the protection the alliance provides, and its contribution to the alliance will be minuscule.

Posted March 21st, 2017

McCain’s Obnoxious Montenegro Outburst

There are many good reasons why NATO shouldn’t let Montenegro join.

Posted March 15th, 2017

Don’t Expand NATO Again

There is no compelling reason to bring Montenegro into the alliance.

Posted March 7th, 2017

Trump’s Address to Congress

Trump entered office as a wartime president, but he had very little to say about this and said even less about why the U.S. is involved in wars in multiple countries around the globe.

Posted March 1st, 2017

NATO Shouldn’t Bring in Montenegro

There is no consensus in Montenegro in favor of joining the alliance.

Posted February 23rd, 2017

Don’t Bring Montenegro into NATO

Expanding the alliance is a bad idea in any case, but if most people there don’t want to join it is even harder to justify.

Posted February 13th, 2017

Bringing Montenegro into NATO Still Makes No Sense

The alliance gains nothing from making Montenegro a member.

Posted February 6th, 2017

Obama’s Misguided Indulgence of U.S. Client States

Obama has gone out of his way to try to placate and indulge them even when they behave appallingly.

Posted January 3rd, 2017

Trump, Gottemoeller, and U.S.-Russia Relations

There doesn’t seem to be any advantage gained in trying to force Gottemoeller out.

Posted December 16th, 2016

Another Pointless Round of NATO Expansion

Adding Montenegro to NATO is unnecessary and serves no real purpose.

Posted December 6th, 2016

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The Senate’s dereliction of duty on NATO expansion. Nikolas Gvosdev reviews the …

Posted August 26th, 2016