Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Russia”

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Why Holy Thursday matters to Christians. Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry explains. The role of …

Posted April 18th, 2014

Confrontation Can’t Be Avoided By Actively Seeking It

The Economist wants to confront Russia now: The West has seen Russia …

Posted April 17th, 2014

When Keeping Military Action “On the Table” Is Useless

Jim Arkedis wants the U.S. to keep the option of using force …

Posted April 17th, 2014

Reagan and the Ukraine Crisis

The National Review editors make a typically nonsensical claim about the Ukraine …

Posted April 16th, 2014

Throwing Weapons At The Problem

The Chicago Tribune laments that the U.S. isn’t already throwing weapons at …

Posted April 15th, 2014

Israel’s Unsurprising Response to Crimean Annexation

Ha’aretz reports that the Obama administration is annoyed that Israel puts its …

Posted April 14th, 2014

Romney Wasn’t “Churchill-Like” on Russia, He Was Thoroughly Ignorant

Robert O’Brien drones on about Churchill for a while, and then makes …

Posted April 11th, 2014

Neoconservatism and Democracy Promotion

Noah Millman continues the discussion about neoconservatism. He makes many very good …

Posted April 10th, 2014

The U.S. and NATO Aren’t Going To War Over Ukraine

Mario Loyola also wants the U.S. to threaten war to defend Ukraine: …

Posted April 8th, 2014

Obama’s Real Foreign Policy Dilemma

Walter Russell Mead reads Leslie Gelb’s bizarre demand to make empty military …

Posted April 7th, 2014

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

How La Follette became an anti-imperialist. Andrew Bacevich reviews Richard Drake’s The …

Posted April 4th, 2014

Ukraine and BRICS

Suzanne Nossel wants the U.S. to rally major non-Western powers against Russia: …

Posted April 1st, 2014

The Bizarre Need To Issue Empty Threats

Leslie Gelb makes a very dubious assertion: Whether the White House admits …

Posted March 31st, 2014

Weekly Roundup

Tolstoy in Crimea. Charles King recounts some of the novelist’s experiences as …

Posted March 28th, 2014

Why the U.S. Needs to Preach What It Will Practice

Ian Bremmer makes the obvious point that official U.S. rhetoric on Ukraine …

Posted March 27th, 2014

Russia and Realism (II)

I agree with most of what Millman says in his response to …

Posted March 26th, 2014

Crisis Fatigue and the Elite-Public Gap

Robert Gates worries that the public doesn’t understand what is at stake …

Posted March 26th, 2014