Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Russia”

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

One woman’s lonely struggle against famine in Yemen. Nawal al-Maghafi reports on …

Posted September 23rd, 2016

Our Warped Understanding of ‘Strength’ in Foreign Policy

This is what comes from defining “strength” and “leadership” in terms of decisiveness and action without regard for the consequences of the decisions and actions taken.

Posted September 12th, 2016

The Lingering Costs of Clinton’s Libyan War

Since Clinton was one of the main advocates for intervention in Libya, she is responsible for at least part of the deterioration in relations with Moscow that followed.

Posted September 7th, 2016

No, There Isn’t a ‘New Cold War’ Between Democracy and Authoritarianism

What we see instead is a series of limited, largely reactive moves by authoritarian states against perceived threats to themselves or their clients.

Posted August 29th, 2016

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The Senate’s dereliction of duty on NATO expansion. Nikolas Gvosdev reviews the …

Posted August 26th, 2016

A ‘Russia-Iran Condominium’ That Doesn’t Exist

To refer to a “Russia-Iran condominium” in the region is to distort and misrepresent the facts beyond recognition.

Posted August 22nd, 2016

Of Course Clinton Will Be Very Hawkish as President

We should assume that she will get the U.S. involved in crises and conflicts that have not yet begun.

Posted August 9th, 2016

The Case for Attacking Syria Is As Flimsy As Ever

The U.S. has no authority or right to do this.

Posted August 4th, 2016

Trump’s Foreign Policy Interview

Trump explicitly says several times that he would prefer to maintain U.S. alliance commitments.

Posted July 21st, 2016

The Folly of Arming Ukraine and the GOP Platform

The Trump campaign rejected one of the more thoughtless and irresponsible foreign policy proposals out there right now.

Posted July 18th, 2016

Flynn’s Warped Worldview and Russia

It appears that Flynn is now on board with viewing Russia as nothing but a menace.

Posted July 13th, 2016

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Military-industrial election. Kelley Vlahos reports on the campaign spending of military contractors. …

Posted July 8th, 2016

How Threat Inflation Works

Threat inflaters always look for ways to take normal, self-interested behavior and make it seem especially sinister and extraordinarily dangerous.

Posted June 20th, 2016

The Diplomats for Unnecessary War

It is rarely a good sign when diplomats are the ones pushing for military action.

Posted June 17th, 2016

The House GOP’s Stale Foreign Policy Agenda

The House GOP document is consistent with the party’s complete failure to come to grips with its major foreign policy failures over at least the last fifteen years.

Posted June 13th, 2016

Trump Isn’t a Candidate of Restraint

Trump isn’t bound by anything resembling a coherent foreign policy vision.

Posted May 31st, 2016

Clinton’s Hawkish Admirers

Clinton promises to take most of what’s wrong with U.S. foreign policy and make it worse.

Posted May 18th, 2016