Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Paul Pillar”

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

Being Honest on Iran

Paul Pillar challenges advocates of increased sanctions to acknowledge their real position …

Posted January 2nd, 2014

Missing the Obvious on Diplomacy and Public Opinion

James Traub and David Ignatius make a similar and very odd claim …

Posted December 9th, 2013

Pillar on Iran and “Prevention”

Paul Pillar offers a dose of sanity on negotiations with Iran: It …

Posted November 1st, 2013

U.S. Clients and “Credibility”

John McCain and Lindsey Graham unwittingly undermine their own argument: What’s worse, …

Posted October 28th, 2013

How Threats of Military Attack Can Backfire

Paul Pillar comments on the danger of assuming that threatening a military …

Posted September 16th, 2013