Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “North Korea”

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

The Results of Threat Inflation

Greg Scoblete draws attention to a new Gallup survey of what the …

Posted February 18th, 2013

Getting “Cozy” with Iran and Other Lies

Watching the Armed Services Committee meeting yesterday was not anyone’s idea of …

Posted February 13th, 2013

Why Foreign Policy Was Mostly Ignored Last Night

Aaron David Miller and Fred Kaplan make similar observations about the limited …

Posted February 13th, 2013

Skyfall and Realism

John O’Sullivan concludes a review of Skyfall with an odd comment: Standpoint …

Posted December 2nd, 2012

America and American Exceptionalism

Samuel Goldman warns against overestimating the importance of politics for the health …

Posted October 11th, 2012