Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Nikolas Gvosdev”

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The fiction of U.S. isolationism. Andrew Bacevich correctly wants to banish the …

Posted April 7th, 2017

The Pitfalls of Personalized Foreign Policy

It bodes ill for relations with many states if their leaders can’t or won’t engage in the sort of flattery and approval that Trump seems to crave.

Posted April 5th, 2017

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Seeking accountability in Yemen. Fatima Bhojani reviews how the Saudis and their …

Posted March 24th, 2017

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The Senate’s dereliction of duty on NATO expansion. Nikolas Gvosdev reviews the …

Posted August 26th, 2016

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Sen. Murphy tells the Saudis to stop bombing civilians in Yemen. PRI …

Posted March 18th, 2016

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The importance of the Iran agreement. Paul Pillar identifies four aspects of …

Posted April 10th, 2015

The Nuclear Deal and a Multipolar World

Our allies aren’t interested in pursuing our Iran hawks’ impossible goals at their expense.

Posted April 8th, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Acknowledging the divergence of U.S. and Israeli interests. Robert Merry comments on …

Posted March 20th, 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

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Why mourn King Abdullah? James Carden attacks the fawning attention paid to …

Posted January 30th, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

COIN is a proven failure. Lt. Col. Daniel Davis describes the failure …

Posted December 5th, 2014

The Virtue of Ruling Out Bad Policy Options

When the U.S. isn’t willing or able to do certain things overseas, it gives nothing away to acknowledge as much.

Posted December 3rd, 2014

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Replacing Hagel. Nikolas Gvosdev identifies some of the many problems that Obama …

Posted November 28th, 2014

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The secret casualties of Iraq’s chemical weapons. C.J. Chivers reports on the …

Posted October 17th, 2014

The Hunt for the Elusive “Moderates”

The U.S. shouldn’t be trying to find suitable proxies in foreign civil wars in the first place.

Posted October 15th, 2014

Obama’s Careless Rhetoric and U.S. “Indispensability”

Obama and other U.S. officials need to get out of the habit of issuing ultimatums in their public statements.

Posted October 1st, 2014

Ukraine Shouldn’t Be Given Major Non-NATO Ally Status

It would be cruel and foolish to give these governments the false impression that the U.S. is going to back them in a crisis.

Posted September 24th, 2014