Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “NATO”

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

Trump’s Foreign Policy Interview

Trump explicitly says several times that he would prefer to maintain U.S. alliance commitments.

Posted July 21st, 2016

The Post’s ‘Antidote’ for a Democratic Election

It is telling that the Post thinks that there needs to be an “antidote” to a democratic decision by the citizens of a close ally.

Posted June 27th, 2016

‘Brexit’ and the Exaggerated Fears of American Elites

The “pro-European” argument against British withdrawal makes the EU sound more like a prison than the Euroskeptic criticisms do.

Posted June 13th, 2016

Sweden and Finland Won’t Pursue NATO Membership

Expanding the alliance into more of northern Europe doesn’t make sense for these countries, and their governments are smart to recognize that.

Posted May 20th, 2016

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Trump chases the burden-sharing unicorn. Ted Galen Carpenter criticizes Trump’s statements on …

Posted May 6th, 2016

Pushing NATO Membership for Georgia Is Irresponsible

It would be reckless and cruel to encourage Georgia down the same path that has already done so much damage to the country.

Posted April 13th, 2016

The Libyan War and Obama’s ‘Worst Mistake’

Obama knew at the time that there was absolutely no political support in the U.S. or anywhere else for a prolonged mission in Libya.

Posted April 11th, 2016

The Problem with NATO

NATO has spent the better part of the last two decades abandoning its original mission as a defensive alliance.

Posted April 5th, 2016

Of Course the Libyan War Was a Failure

The Libyan war failed in everything except regime change, which its supporters originally pretended was not the goal of the intervention.

Posted April 5th, 2016

Trump’s Jumbled, Deal-Obsessed Foreign Policy

All that he does know for certain is that the U.S. is getting a raw deal with whichever country is involved.

Posted March 28th, 2016

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The folly of expanding draft registration. John Allen Gay sees no reason …

Posted February 12th, 2016

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