Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Robert Kagan”

The Revenge of the ‘Blob’

If this is the best that the foreign policy establishment can offer, they are in bigger trouble than I thought.

Posted February 22nd, 2017

What Would Being a ‘Normal Nation’ Mean?

If the U.S. were becoming “normal,” we would expect it to stop fighting unnecessary wars on the other side of the world.

Posted November 21st, 2016

Arming Rebels Doesn’t Work (II)

Kagan ignores the costs of U.S. backing for foreign insurgencies.

Posted November 3rd, 2014

Kagan’s Ahistorical Alarmism

It takes an ideologue or a con-man (or both) to look at the modern world and conclude that we are reliving the 1930s.

Posted September 8th, 2014

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Forgetting Tiananmen Square. Benjamin Read reviews Louisa Lim’s The People’s Republic of …

Posted June 6th, 2014

U.S. “Indispensability” and Alarmism

David Ignatius dismisses current charges of U.S. “retreat” and recalls the mostly …

Posted June 4th, 2014

The Folly of “World Order Maintenance”

While re-reading Kagan’s needlessly long essay on hegemony, I came across this …

Posted June 4th, 2014

Taking Credit For Peace Where It’s Not Due

Kagan insists that the U.S. and its allies are responsible for the …

Posted May 27th, 2014

Kagan and Foreign Policy Failures

Kagan makes another dubious claim in his essay on hegemony: Any nation’s …

Posted May 27th, 2014

Americans Won’t Keep Supporting Unnecessary and Costly “World Order Maintenance”

Maintaining U.S. hegemony is unpopular at home, and counterproductive abroad.

Posted May 27th, 2014

Kagan and the Delusions of American Hawks

Robert Kagan must be kidding: So we return to the paradox: President …

Posted March 27th, 2014

The Awful “Credibility” Argument That Won’t Die

Robert Kagan trots out the very unpersuasive “credibility” argument once again: As …

Posted February 27th, 2014

Pushing the Foreign Policy Debate in the Direction of Restraint

Greg Scoblete continues the discussion on Kagan and Rand Paul: The problem …

Posted February 8th, 2013

Kagan’s Condescending Response to Rand Paul

May we always be preserved from the condescending nonsense of Robert Kagan. …

Posted February 7th, 2013

Kagan vs. the Emerging Democracies

Martin Indyk and Robert Kagan write: Strengthening the liberal political order will …

Posted January 21st, 2013

Kagan and U.S. Relations with Russia and China

Richard Burt and Dimitri Simes discuss U.S. relations with Russia and China: …

Posted August 22nd, 2012