Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Paul Pillar”

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

America doesn’t need a global mission. Michael Brendan Dougherty explains why America …

Posted July 4th, 2014

The Folly of Arming the Syrian Opposition

Paul Pillar doesn’t think much of the administration’s plan to waste spend …

Posted June 30th, 2014

Do Somethingism and the Bias for Action

Paul Pillar comments on the distorting effects of the bias for action …

Posted June 27th, 2014

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

WWI as religious war. Darryl Hart reviews Philip Jenkins’ The Great and …

Posted June 13th, 2014

Withdrawals and Arbitrary Deadlines

Paul Pillar thinks an arbitrary deadline for withdrawal from Afghanistan is unavoidable: …

Posted May 28th, 2014

When Keeping Military Action “On the Table” Is Useless

Jim Arkedis wants the U.S. to keep the option of using force …

Posted April 17th, 2014

Washington’s Bad Foreign Policy Habits

Paul Pillar comments on the push for NATO expansion over the last …

Posted April 7th, 2014

Sanctions and Deterrence

Paul Pillar argues for remembering how deterrence works and why it sometimes …

Posted March 31st, 2014

Western Hawks and Foreign Nationalists

Paul Pillar comments on Putin’s recent speech and finds parts of it …

Posted March 20th, 2014

The Hard-liners’ Moment

Paul Pillar responds to McCain’s claim that Putin views things entirely in …

Posted March 17th, 2014

Weekly Roundup

What would Castlereagh do in Crimea? Ryan Evans asks John Bew, the …

Posted March 14th, 2014

Ukraine and the Futility of Sanctions (II)

Rand Paul has joined the “punish Russia” chorus: It is important that …

Posted March 10th, 2014

Absurd Arguments About “Credibility” and the “Reset”

Jonathan Tobin repeats a commonplace bit of nonsense: Lack of credibility in …

Posted March 3rd, 2014

Overestimating What the U.S. Can and Should Do

Commenting on recent coverage of Syria policy, Paul Pillar laments the tendency …

Posted February 13th, 2014

Weekly Roundup

The ruins of Ani. A photo gallery of the medieval Armenian Bagratuni …

Posted January 31st, 2014

“Chameleonic” Iran Hawks and Iran Diplomacy

Paul Pillar describes the ever-changing, “chameleonic” nature of opposition to diplomacy with …

Posted January 30th, 2014

Partisanship and Diplomacy

Paul Pillar worries about the incentives for partisans to undermine a comprehensive …

Posted January 13th, 2014