Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Russia”

The Mindless Hawkishness of Arming Ukraine

The U.S. will find itself caught in a fruitless and unnecessary competition with another major power that has far more at stake in the conflict.

Posted December 20th, 2017

Trump’s National Security ‘Strategy’ and the Great Powers

Trump’s “strategy” likely increases tensions with both major powers in Eurasia at the same time, and it gives them added incentive for them to work together against the U.S.

Posted December 18th, 2017

Trump’s ‘Recognition of Reality’

Giving formal recognition to one side’s claim while completely ignoring the other isn’t a “recognition” of reality.

Posted December 7th, 2017

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The U.S.-Saudi starvation blockade. Pat Buchanan condemns the U.S.-backed coalition blockade of …

Posted November 24th, 2017

Trump Would Be a Fool to Arm Ukraine

Trump is unusually susceptible to hawkish demands to do irresponsible and destructive things.

Posted November 22nd, 2017

Trump’s North Korea Policy Is Divorced from Reality

The administration remains committed to pursuing an impossible goal at the risk of fighting an unnecessary and very costly war.

Posted November 8th, 2017

The Perils of Arming Ukraine

Advocates of arming Ukraine minimize the potential risks of their proposal while exaggerating the benefits that it will produce.

Posted October 11th, 2017

The Extraordinary Folly of Arming Ukraine

The proposal to send “lethal aid” to Ukraine has no merit.

Posted October 9th, 2017

The Folly of Reneging on the Nuclear Deal

The U.S. would gain nothing from reneging on the deal.

Posted September 26th, 2017

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Foreign policy realists hit nerve with establishment elite. Andrew Bacevich responds to …

Posted September 22nd, 2017

The U.S. Needs to Stop Fighting in Syria

The U.S. should never have expanded the war on ISIS into Syria, and American forces have no business operating in Syria.

Posted September 21st, 2017

The Enormous Folly of Arming Ukraine

The effect would be to cause more instability and violence mostly at Ukraine’s expense.

Posted August 8th, 2017

Georgia Shouldn’t (and Won’t) Be a NATO Member

Reviving talk of Georgia’s future NATO membership today is irresponsible and dangerous.

Posted August 8th, 2017

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Is expanding the U.S. military presence in Syria legal? Sharmine Narwani explains …

Posted August 4th, 2017

Arming Ukraine Is Still Folly

Sending more weapons into Ukraine risks reigniting and escalating the conflict at the same time that it deepens U.S. involvement in it.

Posted August 1st, 2017

The Pitfalls of Sanctions

Our allies understandably resent having their companies punished for the behavior of another government and reasonably object to being dictated to by Washington.

Posted July 31st, 2017

Trump’s Second Foreign Trip

Even if Trump’s trip goes off without any major screw-ups, the president isn’t going to have much to show for his time in Europe.

Posted July 5th, 2017