Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “North Korea”

Why Trump’s North Korea Threat Matters

The Trump administration is simultaneously exaggerating the threat posed by North Korea while minimizing the very high costs that a war with them would involve.

Posted September 21st, 2017

Trump’s Irresponsible North Korea Rhetoric

Trump’s rhetoric suggests that he could be contemplating launching an illegal preventive war.

Posted September 19th, 2017

Trump’s Belligerent U.N. Speech

It was alarming to hear Trump speak in such stark, fanatical terms about international affairs.

Posted September 19th, 2017

The Poisonous Fruits of Threat Inflation

Support for war with North Korea has risen in the last decade and a half.

Posted September 15th, 2017

A Blockade of North Korea Would Be Folly

Imposing a naval blockade would add an enormous, costly burden that the U.S. doesn’t need.

Posted September 13th, 2017

Replacing Tillerson with Haley Would Be a Mistake

Especially when it comes to Iran and North Korea, Haley is much more hawkish and ideological than Tillerson.

Posted September 6th, 2017

Regime Change Fantasies

Encouraging an attempted coup in North Korea could backfire spectacularly.

Posted September 5th, 2017

Talking to North Korea Is the Best Option Available

Now is the time to give diplomacy a chance.

Posted September 4th, 2017

Trump’s Latest Dangerous Response on North Korea

Publicly berating an allied government for “appeasement” at any time is a clumsy and incompetent move.

Posted September 3rd, 2017

The U.S. Should Talk to North Korea, and Trump Should Be Quiet

There is no effective “answer” to North Korean provocations that doesn’t eventually involve diplomatic engagement with them.

Posted August 30th, 2017

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

War in Yemen a bonanza for U.S. and U.K. arms merchants. Michael …

Posted August 25th, 2017

The Illegal, Dangerous Option of Preventive War in Korea

If the U.S. attacked North Korea, it would be doing so illegally and without justification.

Posted August 21st, 2017

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Trump’s comment on Venezuela makes a bad situation worse. Michael Shifter calls …

Posted August 18th, 2017

The Pitfalls of Trump’s Predictable Bellicosity

Trump has been reliably bad at alliance management and consistently prone to issuing threats that scare our allies more than they worry our adversaries.

Posted August 17th, 2017

North Korea and McMaster’s Deterrence Dishonesty

Trump’s National Security Advisor either doesn’t understand how deterrence works or is flatly lying to the public about the nature of the threat.

Posted August 14th, 2017

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

No time for Kurdish independence. Adile Shamoo details the obstacles to an …

Posted August 11th, 2017

Trump Continues His Dangerous North Korea Rhetoric

Each new episode of posturing makes a negotiated solution less likely.

Posted August 11th, 2017