Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Russia”

Kasich’s Foolish Hawkishness

His consistently dangerous hawkishness showed us why we should be glad that Kasich’s campaign languished in obscurity for all these months.

Posted May 5th, 2016

Clinton’s Aggressive Foreign Policy

We have every reason to expect that she will be much more aggressive than Obama.

Posted May 4th, 2016

Trump’s Foreign Policy Speech

Like previous Trump statements on foreign policy, this speech was all over the map.

Posted April 28th, 2016

Kasich’s Foreign Policy Recklessness on Display

Kasich has given no thought to the possible negative consequences of the Ukraine policy he endorses, and he doesn’t want to think about them.

Posted April 20th, 2016

Pushing NATO Membership for Georgia Is Irresponsible

It would be reckless and cruel to encourage Georgia down the same path that has already done so much damage to the country.

Posted April 13th, 2016

A Misleading Argument About Georgia and NATO

It does Georgia no favors to maintain the illusion that NATO membership is available to them when it isn’t.

Posted April 4th, 2016

The Rocky U.S.-Polish Relationship

The foreign minister’s comments can only hurt Poland’s relations with Washington.

Posted March 30th, 2016

Trump’s Jumbled, Deal-Obsessed Foreign Policy

All that he does know for certain is that the U.S. is getting a raw deal with whichever country is involved.

Posted March 28th, 2016

The Cult of ‘Credibility’ Revisited

The only people that think that U.S. “credibility” has been weakened over the last few years are the ones that belong to the cult.

Posted March 23rd, 2016

The ‘Credibility’ Argument Isn’t Credible

Hawks insisted that disasters would follow a loss of U.S. “credibility” in Syria and have been proven wrong.

Posted March 14th, 2016

Syria Hawks Were Completely Wrong About the ‘Red Line’ and Ukraine

It’s long past time that we dismissed such shoddy “credibility” arguments all together.

Posted March 11th, 2016

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

How much change do Iranians want? Hooman Majd comments on the recent …

Posted March 4th, 2016

Trump and the Republican Open Letter on Foreign Policy

There is not even a brief acknowledgement that Republican foreign policy failures have helped Trump succeed.

Posted March 3rd, 2016

Rubio’s Bad Foreign Policy Judgment

Like Clinton, he invokes his foreign policy record as if it were something to be proud of, but in the eyes of many Republicans it is exactly the opposite.

Posted February 11th, 2016

A “No-Fly Zone” in Syria Is Still Insane

A “no-fly zone” would first require the U.S. to destroy Syrian and Russian air defenses, putting us at war with both states.

Posted February 9th, 2016

Realists and the Trump Trap

Maybe realists think backing Trump is the sort of short-sighted and ill-considered course of action that they are warning other people against all the time.

Posted February 3rd, 2016

Trump’s Foreign Policy

Trump isn’t a realist.

Posted February 3rd, 2016