Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “North Korea”

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

Jeb Bush and W.’s Second-Term Foreign Policy

Jeb Bush isn’t even pretending to support foreign policy restraint.

Posted June 29th, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The new lie about Iraq. Jon Basil Utley recalls how the Bush …

Posted May 22nd, 2015

What Iran Hawks Get Wrong

Iran hawks would still be wrong to push for stricter sanctions even if they were right about the nature of the regime.

Posted April 2nd, 2015

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