Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Nikolas Gvosdev”

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

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

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

The World Doesn’t Need a Permanent “Coalition of the Willing”

Nikolas Gvosdev wonders if a “League of Democracies” is in the future: …

Posted August 1st, 2014

The Warsaw Speech

Nikolas Gvosdev notices the contradictions between Obama’s speech at West Point and …

Posted June 6th, 2014

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

When intellectuals go to war. Corey Robin remarks on some of the …

Posted May 30th, 2014

Will Modi Make Indian Foreign Policy “Worse”?

James Traub tries to make the case that Indian foreign policy under …

Posted May 26th, 2014

Leaving Would-Be Clients In The Lurch

Nikolas Gvosdev hopes that the U.S. hasn’t been leading on Ukraine’s government …

Posted April 29th, 2014

What Is The U.S. Trying To Achieve With Sanctions?

Nikolas Gvosdev asks what U.S. policymakers want to achieve in their response …

Posted March 21st, 2014

Gerson and Hawkish Distortions of Reality

There is a lot wrong with Gerson’s column today, but this line …

Posted March 7th, 2014

Weekly Roundup

Inside the mind of George Kennan. Christian Caryl reviews The Kennan Diaries …

Posted February 28th, 2014

Foreign Policy and the 2014 Elections

Nikolas Gvosdev thinks about how foreign policy issues might affect and be …

Posted January 24th, 2014

Ukraine and Realism

David Adesnik responds to what he dubs the “realist argument” on Ukraine: …

Posted December 17th, 2013