Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “North Korea”

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

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The never-ending war in Afghanistan. Andrew Bacevich comments on America’s longest war …

Posted March 17th, 2017

Attacking North Korea Would Be a Disaster

It would be the perfect example of a short-sighted, counterproductive, and irresponsible use of force.

Posted January 9th, 2017

Trump and the Nuclear Deal

Trump clearly doesn’t understand what the nuclear deal does, and he doesn’t grasp that it is doing exactly what it is intended to do.

Posted November 11th, 2016

Flynn’s Warped Worldview

Flynn recapitulates all of the errors of the hard-liners that used to rave about “WWIV” and “Islamofascism.”

Posted July 11th, 2016

The Awful State of Republican Foreign Policy Debate

The candidates seemed to be unanimously in favor of every bad idea mentioned.

Posted February 8th, 2016

The North Korea Blame Game

All of the sniping in response to the latest nuclear test is as predictable as it is useless.

Posted January 6th, 2016

Foreign Policy and the Fifth Republican Debate

The debate showed for the most part that the modern GOP remains unhinged and dangerous in their view of foreign threats and their preferred responses to them.

Posted December 16th, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The deciders. “John Hay” details how lower-level bureaucrats made critical decisions that …

Posted November 6th, 2015

How to Judge a Nuclear Deal

Hawkish measures historically backfire, so hawkish denunciation is a sign of possible success.

Posted July 9th, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

How not to write about Iran. Ishaan Tharoor offers a guide in …

Posted July 3rd, 2015