Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Robert Merry”

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Would “Rexit” mean the first step towards war with Iran? Robert Merry …

Posted December 1st, 2017

Trump’s Anti-Restraint Foreign Policy

One of the more worrisome aspects of Trump’s foreign policy to date has been his tendency to encourage what Barry Posen calls “reckless driving” by U.S. clients.

Posted November 8th, 2017

The Costs of Reneging on the Nuclear Deal

Trump’s intention to blow up the deal is all the more alarming to other governments, especially our allies, because it is so clearly unnecessary and irrational.

Posted October 10th, 2017

Trump’s Weakness

Trump makes no firm commitments, and he reverses himself according to whatever is most expedient to him at the time.

Posted August 21st, 2017

The Consequences of Last Night’s Attack

It is inevitable that Syria hawks will now be greatly encouraged to press for a larger intervention, and Trump has demonstrated that he will cave in to demands for “action” very quickly.

Posted April 7th, 2017

The 2016 Election and Obama’s Approval Rating

Obama’s approval rating has been averaging over 50% for many months.

Posted September 15th, 2016

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The British Empire and WWII. William Dalrymple reviews Yasmin Khan’s The Raj …

Posted July 31st, 2015

The GOP and the Nuclear Deal

The GOP is on the wrong side of public opinion on the deal.

Posted July 27th, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Acknowledging the divergence of U.S. and Israeli interests. Robert Merry comments on …

Posted March 20th, 2015

What Rubio Doesn’t Know

Rubio’s foreign policy errors aren’t limited to one bungled attack line.

Posted March 4th, 2015

Washington’s Foreign Policy Illusions

The impulse to meddle in the affairs of other nations “for their own good” is not limited to just one party or foreign policy tradition.

Posted October 22nd, 2014

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Driving Russia and China together. Dimitri Simes criticizes administration errors that are …

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

Weekly Roundup

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

Posted March 14th, 2014

Why U.S. Syria Policy Is So Badly Muddled

Robert Merry compares Washington’s muddled Syria policy with Russia’s: Thus does U.S. …

Posted February 19th, 2014

Brooks, “Energetic” Government, and the Whigs

Robert Merry tries to make sense of David Brooks’ celebration of the …

Posted February 5th, 2014

Netanyahu vs. Obama

Robert Merry ponders the rift between Obama and Netanyahu over Iran: For …

Posted November 19th, 2013