Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “NATO”

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

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