Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “North Korea”

Trump’s Lousy Idea for North Korea Policy

Putting North Korea back on the list of state sponsors of terrorism is a bad decision on the merits.

Posted November 20th, 2017

China and Trump’s Unrealistic North Korea Policy

Trump either badly misunderstood the Chinese position and went public with that misunderstanding, or he misrepresented it to make it seem as if his unctuous behavior towards Xi had paid off.

Posted November 16th, 2017

Trump’s Unsuccessful Asia Trip

Trump’s Asia trip was unsuccessful and marred by some significant mistakes.

Posted November 14th, 2017

Imposing a Missile ‘No-Fly Zone’ in North Korea Is Deranged

Attacking North Korea over missile or nuclear weapons tests would be an unlawful act of aggression.

Posted November 10th, 2017

The Madness of Attacking North Korea

Attacking North Korea is truly insane because it is absolutely unnecessary.

Posted November 9th, 2017

Trump’s Anti-Restraint Foreign Policy

One of the more worrisome aspects of Trump’s foreign policy to date has been his tendency to encourage what Barry Posen calls “reckless driving” by U.S. clients.

Posted November 8th, 2017

Trump’s North Korea Policy Is Divorced from Reality

The administration remains committed to pursuing an impossible goal at the risk of fighting an unnecessary and very costly war.

Posted November 8th, 2017

Trump’s Unforced Error on China and Japan

Trump’s remarks seem designed to alarm Beijing and embarrass Tokyo.

Posted November 4th, 2017

Avoiding War with North Korea

When the allied government that has the most to lose flatly rejects the idea of war with its neighbor, the U.S. should adapt its policy accordingly.

Posted November 1st, 2017

Insisting on North Korea’s Denuclearization Is a Dead End

Denuclearization of North Korea is not a realistic or achievable goal.

Posted October 30th, 2017

The Trump-Corker Feud Resumes

Corker notably isn’t challenging the administration on the substance of its policies, and that is what needs far greater scrutiny and criticism from members of Congress.

Posted October 24th, 2017

The Ridiculous Anti-Qatar Conference

It speaks volumes about how distorted and biased Bannon’s view of the Qatar crisis is that he imagines it to be the most important thing in the world.

Posted October 23rd, 2017

Cruz’s Lousy Idea for North Korea Policy

Ignore Cruz. North Korea hasn’t been a state sponsor of terrorism for decades.

Posted October 23rd, 2017

McMaster’s Irresponsible and Alarming North Korea Remarks

Insisting on denuclearization as the only acceptable outcome with North Korea puts the U.S. and North Korea on an unnecessary collision course that could very easily lead to war.

Posted October 19th, 2017

A Setback for the Preposterous Travel Ban

The inclusion of Chad has illustrated just how preposterous the ban is.

Posted October 18th, 2017

The Fanatical Nuclear Deal Saboteurs Return

Cotton’s “fix” amounts to to making impossible demands in the hopes of blowing up the agreement.

Posted October 5th, 2017

North Korea and Trump Administration Dysfunction

So long as denuclearization remains the goal of U.S. policy, that policy has no chance of success.

Posted October 1st, 2017