Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Russia”

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

U.S. Planes at Risk After Downing of Syrian Jet

The risks to U.S. and allied pilots have just increased substantially

Posted June 19th, 2017

Realism Doesn’t Need to Be ‘Reclaimed’

“Reclaiming” realism means dubbing hard-line policies as realist and throwing most actual realist arguments out the window.

Posted May 23rd, 2017

Trump’s Boastful Incompetence

This was information that was considered sensitive enough that it hadn’t been shared with other close allies, but that didn’t stop the president from blurting it out.

Posted May 15th, 2017

McCain and Graham’s Predictable Warmongering

McCain and Graham predictably want “greater military action” against the Syrian government because that is always their answer to everything.

Posted April 12th, 2017

Tillerson and the Continued Bungling of U.S.-Russian Relations

Our officials routinely fail to understand that they can’t make Moscow dramatically change its foreign policy just by hectoring them about it.

Posted April 11th, 2017