Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “North Korea”

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The Los Alamos nuclear fiasco. Kelley Vlahos reports on the dangers of …

Posted July 14th, 2017

Trump’s Second Foreign Trip

Even if Trump’s trip goes off without any major screw-ups, the president isn’t going to have much to show for his time in Europe.

Posted July 5th, 2017

The Mindless Hawkish Response to North Korea’s Missile Test

Threatening North Korea with regime change would confirm the regime’s leadership in its conviction that it needs its nuclear weapons and missile programs.

Posted July 4th, 2017

Interventionism and Ignorance Revisited

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that less knowledge about a foreign country corresponds with a preference for more destructive and irresponsible policies.

Posted May 15th, 2017

A Trump-Kim Meeting?

Why should we think that this latest Trump statement means anything?

Posted May 1st, 2017

Kasich’s Dangerous, Unthinking Hawkishness

There is no scenario in which this buffoonish plan achieves Kasich’s goal without causing a war that would claim countless lives.

Posted April 28th, 2017

The Trump Administration’s Foolish Maximalism on North Korea

The Trump administration is demanding something from North Korea that it will never get.

Posted April 28th, 2017

There Is No ‘Trump Doctrine’

Trump’s foreign policy is almost entirely a series of reactions (and overreactions) to whichever events happen to catch the president’s attention.

Posted April 26th, 2017

Grading the Trump Administration

Compared to any other modern administration, this one has to be considered the least competent and worst-run at this point in a presidential term.

Posted April 26th, 2017

Haley’s Irresponsible Threat Against North Korea

North Korean missile tests may be undesirable, but they don’t come close to justifying military action against North Korea.

Posted April 24th, 2017

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Yemen: the graveyard of U.S. policy myths. Kevin Schwartz explains how “the …

Posted April 21st, 2017

Graham’s Deranged Idea for Attacking North Korea

Graham’s only desire is to get the U.S. into more unnecessary wars regardless of the consequences.

Posted April 20th, 2017

Substituting Fantasy for Policy on North Korea

The administration’s position is not a policy so much as it is just a fantasy of total capitulation by the other side.

Posted April 19th, 2017

Trump’s Easily Avoidable Carrier Blunder

On substance the administration is misguided, and in both the messaging and execution of its policy towards North Korea they have proven to be inept

Posted April 19th, 2017

North Korea and Our Dangerous Cult of ‘Resolve’

Talk of attacking North Korea is insane, and no amount of bluster from this administration about its supposed resolve makes it any less so.

Posted April 17th, 2017

Trump’s Woeful Lack of Preparedness on Foreign Policy

An anecdote about Trump’s meeting with Xi Jinping shows how susceptible he is to being manipulated by other leaders.

Posted April 12th, 2017

Attacking Syria Sent a ‘Message’ to the World, But Not the One Trump Wanted

Launching an illegal attack on another government doesn’t communicate seriousness or strength.

Posted April 9th, 2017