Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “NATO”

Romney’s Foreign Policy Lives Again in the 2016 Field

The GOP blunders ahead with calls for more aggressive and confrontational policies across the board.

Posted August 17th, 2015

Entangling and Enabling Alliances

Allies and clients sometimes drag the U.S. into conflicts that our government wouldn’t otherwise join.

Posted August 4th, 2015

Jeb Bush and W.’s Second-Term Foreign Policy

Jeb Bush isn’t even pretending to support foreign policy restraint.

Posted June 29th, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

An open-ended conflict in Iraq. Micah Zenko reviews the shifting administration justifications …

Posted June 12th, 2015

Western Public Opinion and NATO

Many NATO countries favor expanding the alliance, but aren’t committed to defending new members.

Posted June 10th, 2015

Rubio’s Myopic “Vision” for Europe

Supporting Ukraine’s NATO membership is the worst of Rubio’s bad ideas.

Posted May 11th, 2015

Three More Hawks Join the 2016 Race

The new candidates don’t really add anything to debate except to echo what the other candidates are already saying.

Posted May 5th, 2015

NATO and “Arab NATO”

The U.S. shouldn’t have anything to do with a new Saudi-led coalition.

Posted March 31st, 2015

Ruling Out Ukraine’s NATO Membership

Ruling out Ukraine’s membership in NATO would not concede anything that hasn’t already been conceded.

Posted February 25th, 2015

Remembering the Disgraceful Libyan War

The supporters of this disgraceful and unnecessary war have faced no backlash or much serious criticism.

Posted February 18th, 2015

Misremembering Bush and NATO Expansion

It should not be forgotten that just a few years ago the U.S. was eagerly pushing to expand NATO.

Posted February 17th, 2015

Don’t Try Bringing Sweden and Finland into NATO

They would be as unwise to join the alliance as the alliance would be to invite them.

Posted February 13th, 2015

Ukraine and NATO

Ukraine isn’t ever going to be part of NATO because it would be a huge liability for the alliance.

Posted December 3rd, 2014

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