Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “New START”

Trump’s Nuclear Babble

Trump’s proposal to increase America’s nuclear arsenal would be enormously expensive, a violation of existing treaties, and the start of an unnecessary arms race.

Posted February 23rd, 2017

Trump’s Foreign Policy Incoherence

The administration is reliably belligerent, but otherwise it is unreliable.

Posted February 20th, 2017

Trump, New START, and U.S.-Russian Relations

If Trump is now echoing the shoddy arguments against New START, that’s bad news for improving relations with Russia.

Posted February 9th, 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

The Third Presidential Debate

Trump missed his last major chance to make the election more competitive.

Posted October 20th, 2016

Clinton’s San Diego Speech on Trump and Foreign Policy

Clinton presented herself as much more of a supporter of diplomatic engagement than she really is while obscuring her reliable support for military action.

Posted June 2nd, 2016

A Trump-Corker Ticket?

On foreign policy, Corker has a mostly bad record.

Posted May 24th, 2016

Why I Won’t Miss Obama

Obama has tossed aside the last few restrictions that theoretically limited presidential war-making.

Posted March 14th, 2016

Obama’s Foreign Policy Legacy

The war on Yemen that the U.S. has supported over the last nine months has to be the largest black mark on Obama’s record.

Posted December 28th, 2015

The GOP’s Foreign Policy Fantasy Problem

There are many Obama policy failures to criticize, but hawkish critics have opted for the least credible and most preposterous lines of attack based on a fantasy record.

Posted December 17th, 2015

Cruz’s Half-a-Loaf Syria Policy

Cruz is prepared to endorse continued entanglement in a foreign conflict without risking a much larger intervention.

Posted October 12th, 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

Romney’s Nonsense on Iran

Romney’s op-ed is also a reminder of the shoddy, half-baked foreign policy arguments that he made as a candidate.

Posted July 23rd, 2015

Iran Hawks and the Logic of Arms Control

Most hawks have never seen an arms control or nonproliferation agreement that they haven’t wanted to derail or defeat.

Posted April 13th, 2015

Iran Hawks and Arms Control Agreements

Opponents of the nuclear deal that have no use for arms control or the agreements that make it possible.

Posted March 3rd, 2015

The Weak Objections to a Nuclear Deal

Rejecting a significant agreement with Iran on the nuclear issue because it may expire decades from now is mindless.

Posted November 24th, 2014

Conservatives, Hard-liners, and Diplomacy

Conservatives should recoil from the mentality of hard-liners on Iran.

Posted November 24th, 2014