Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “NATO”

The Many Flaws of Trump’s Afghanistan ‘Strategy’

We are supposed to believe that there is dramatic change when there is almost total continuity with the failed policy Trump inherited.

Posted August 22nd, 2017

Trump’s Weakness

Trump makes no firm commitments, and he reverses himself according to whatever is most expedient to him at the time.

Posted August 21st, 2017

Georgia Shouldn’t (and Won’t) Be a NATO Member

Reviving talk of Georgia’s future NATO membership today is irresponsible and dangerous.

Posted August 8th, 2017

Foreign Policy Dysfunction in the Trump White House

Trump cuts his top officials out of the loop, makes a decision without their knowledge, and then relies on them to provide him with political cover later on.

Posted June 5th, 2017

Trump’s Failure on His First First Foreign Trip

Trump returned with little to show for his time abroad and damaged a few important relationships in the process.

Posted May 30th, 2017

Merkel’s Campaign Rhetoric and U.S.-German Relations

The German public’s trust in the U.S. is quite low.

Posted May 29th, 2017

Trump Hectors NATO Allies, But Praises the Saudis

If we are going to flatter and applaud anyone, it should be our real allies and not reckless clients that implicate us in their war crimes.

Posted May 25th, 2017

An ‘Arab NATO’ Is a Lousy Idea

Insofar as an “Arab NATO” serves as nothing more than a vehicle for Saudi-led interference in the affairs of its neighbors, it would be a regional menace.

Posted May 17th, 2017

Trump’s Remarkable Foreign Policy Ignorance

Trump exacerbates his lack of preparation with his disdain for expertise and his tendency to reward flatterers.

Posted May 1st, 2017

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