Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Pakistan”

Indulging Reckless Clients Get the U.S. Nothing But Grief

Indulging bad clients doesn’t make them more helpful to the U.S., and the U.S. has few clients as bad as the Saudis.

Posted February 22nd, 2018

The Many Flaws of Trump’s Afghanistan ‘Strategy’

We are supposed to believe that there is dramatic change when there is almost total continuity with the failed policy Trump inherited.

Posted August 22nd, 2017

Foreign Policy and the Third Presidential Debate

The candidates have had to answer remarkably few questions about how and why they would continue America’s entanglements in foreign conflicts.

Posted October 19th, 2016

Indian Foreign Policy and the Value of Restraint

Taking punitive action is frequently satisfying in the near term, but it rarely makes the country more secure.

Posted September 27th, 2016

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Why Obama’s overshadowed visit to Argentina matters. Catherine Addington explains the significance …

Posted April 1st, 2016

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

An open-ended conflict in Iraq. Micah Zenko reviews the shifting administration justifications …

Posted June 12th, 2015

Enabling Reckless Clients and the War on Yemen

If the U.S. is stuck with the clients it has, it has to be able to pick and choose the degree and kind of support it provides.

Posted April 15th, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

COIN is a proven failure. Lt. Col. Daniel Davis describes the failure …

Posted December 5th, 2014

War Between Israel and Iran Isn’t Inevitable

Unless Israel wants to guarantee that Iran acquires nuclear weapons, it won’t attack Iran.

Posted September 9th, 2014

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

When intellectuals go to war. Corey Robin remarks on some of the …

Posted May 30th, 2014

Will Modi Make Indian Foreign Policy “Worse”?

James Traub tries to make the case that Indian foreign policy under …

Posted May 26th, 2014

Neoconservatism and Democracy Promotion

Noah Millman continues the discussion about neoconservatism. He makes many very good …

Posted April 10th, 2014

America and American Exceptionalism

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

Posted October 11th, 2012

The Rewards of Continuity Between Bush and Obama Policies

Ross Douthat writes: The problem isn’t apologies, but wishful thinking, and particularly …

Posted September 14th, 2012

The U.S.-Indian Relationship and Indian Public Opinion

Vijay Vikram has written a very good post discussing the state of …

Posted September 10th, 2012

What More Could Republican Hawks Possibly Want From Romney?

Michael Moynihan comments on foreign policy’s place in the Romney campaign: So …

Posted July 3rd, 2012