Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “North Korea”

Haley and the Trump Administration’s Contempt for Diplomacy

There is no more obvious non-starter than demanding that the other side surrender before negotiations even begin.

Posted January 2nd, 2018

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Italian bombs, Yemeni deaths: tracking the global arms trade. Malachy Browne, Barbara …

Posted December 29th, 2017

Tillerson and the Trump Administration’s Disdain for Diplomacy

Tillerson’s “door to dialogue” doesn’t offer North Korea anything if the condition for dialogue requires North Korea to concede everything in advance.

Posted December 28th, 2017

The Trump Administration Needs to Recognize That Its North Korea Policy Has Failed

Judged on its own terms, the Trump administration’s North Korea policy is a failure.

Posted December 26th, 2017

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

In defense of nothing. Jeremy and Shapiro use the administration’s decision to …

Posted December 22nd, 2017

The Insane Plan to Give North Korea a ‘Bloody Nose’

If the U.S. gave North Korean forces a “bloody nose,” we have to assume that retaliation would be immediate and massive.

Posted December 20th, 2017

‘Compelling Denuclearization’ Means Starting a War

Starting a war with North Korea ought to be unthinkable.

Posted December 20th, 2017

H.R. McMaster, Threat Inflation Advisor

McMaster has engaged in the worst kind of threat inflation and fear-mongering on North Korea.

Posted December 19th, 2017

Tillerson and Our Hopeless North Korea Policy

Refusing to talk to North Korea doesn’t punish Kim and his regime, but it does deprive us of the best means available to reduce tensions.

Posted December 18th, 2017

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

A war of choice with North Korea is an immensely dumb idea. …

Posted December 15th, 2017

Where Is the Debate Over Attacking North Korea?

There has been a noticeable lack of debate over attacking North Korea, but administration officials have been anything but coy about the possibility that they might do this.

Posted December 14th, 2017

McMaster’s North Korea Myopia

Denuclearization is a fantasy, and the continued pursuit of it invites disaster for the U.S., the Koreas, and the surrounding region.

Posted December 14th, 2017

North Korea and Trump’s Dysfunctional Foreign Policy

Tillerson has been publicly undermined so many times by the Trump White House that it is safe to assume that the Secretary of State never speaks for the president when he says anything remotely reasonable.

Posted December 13th, 2017

Tillerson’s Reckless Rejection of Deterrence

As long as denuclearization remains the administration’s goal in North Korea, the policy remains as unrealistic as ever.

Posted December 13th, 2017

Tillerson’s Unrealism

Tillerson’s job at this point seems to be reciting administration talking points that have no relationship to the real world.

Posted December 12th, 2017

Trump’s Foreign Policy Failings

All of these failings bode very ill for U.S. foreign policy in the coming year.

Posted December 12th, 2017

Why Can’t the U.S. Abandon Failed Policies?

Failed punitive policies are often the hardest to dismantle for fear of appearing “soft” on the targeted regime.

Posted December 11th, 2017