Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “North Korea”

Do Sanctions Have Deterrent Value?

The U.S. and its allies don’t consistently apply and maintain sanctions against regimes that violate international norms and laws.

Posted February 9th, 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

What’s left in Libya. Hisham Matar reports on the sorry state of …

Posted January 16th, 2015

Cotton’s Reckless Iran Policy

Hard-liners everywhere always assume that the other regime in any negotiation is getting the upper hand.

Posted January 13th, 2015

The Insane Case for Attacking North Korea

Restarting the Korean War is obviously crazy.

Posted January 8th, 2015

The Dangers of Obsessing Over “Credibility”

There was a recent exchange on Twitter about the importance of “credibility” …

Posted July 8th, 2014

The Perverse Effects of Alarmism

Michael Rubin makes a remarkably shoddy argument about U.S. “weakness”: The Korean …

Posted March 18th, 2014

Cruz and the Risible “Martyr-State” Myth

Ted Cruz recycles the “martyr-state” myth in a recent speech at the …

Posted February 28th, 2014

Weekly Roundup

Egypt’s new dictator. Gregg Carlstrom profiles Abdel Fatah el-Sisi. Germany considers how …

Posted February 21st, 2014

The Misleading “Credibility” Obsession

Rajan Menon notes how often the debate over attacking Syria becomes an …

Posted September 5th, 2013

Syria and “Authoritarian Axis” Alarmism

Richard Spencer goes into full alarmist mode on Syria: In either of …

Posted June 11th, 2013

The Desperation of the Syria Hawks’ “Credibility” Argument

Daryl Press and Jennifer Lind dismantle the “credibility” argument for intervention in …

Posted May 6th, 2013

The Responsibility to “Do Something”

The New York Times write-up of some new poll results makes an …

Posted April 30th, 2013

The Absurd “Credibility” Argument Strikes Again

John Judis relies entirely on the awful “credibility” argument to call for …

Posted April 30th, 2013

What Would Thatcher’s Foreign Policy Be Today?

Leon Hadar argues that it is difficult to know with much certainty …

Posted April 15th, 2013

Foreign Policy Opportunities for the GOP

John Norris makes some interesting suggestions for how Republicans could seize the …

Posted April 3rd, 2013

Cruz’s Hawkishness Shouldn’t Be a Surprise

Jim Antle looks at the record of Bob Corker (R-TN), the new …

Posted February 22nd, 2013