Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Russia”

Another Pointless Round of NATO Expansion

Adding Montenegro to NATO is unnecessary and serves no real purpose.

Posted December 6th, 2016

The Danger of Giving Friendly Countries False Encouragement

It often seems to be the case that another country’s most vocal and enthusiastic boosters here at home have the worst ideas for what U.S. policy towards that country ought to be.

Posted December 6th, 2016

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Is Michael Flynn Trump’s Machiavelli? Christopher Fettweis reviews Michael Flynn and Michael …

Posted December 2nd, 2016

The Case Against Mitt Romney for State

The idea that Romney “showed some prescience” in 2011-12 about Russia (or anything else) is silly revisionism.

Posted November 30th, 2016

The Dreadful Choice: Romney or Giuliani for Secretary of State?

Whichever one wins this contest, our foreign policy and our interests will be the losers.

Posted November 25th, 2016

Romney at State Would Be Disastrous

Unless Romney completely reinvented himself once again, his foreign policy views would be just as bad as Bolton’s or Giuliani’s.

Posted November 21st, 2016

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The Trump administration will be hawkish. Benjamin Friedman explains why Trump’s rhetoric …

Posted November 18th, 2016

Repairing the U.S.-Russia Relationship

We can’t control how Moscow interprets its interests, but we can reassess and modify how we think about ours.

Posted November 16th, 2016

The Folly of ‘Safe Zones’

Safe zones in Syria aren’t going to be successful on their own terms without courting unacceptably high risks of an expanded war.

Posted October 31st, 2016

McMullin’s Dreadfully Conventional Hawkishness

McMullin is an anti-Trump candidate whose main appeal is to Republicans that remain deeply committed to a very aggressive foreign policy.

Posted October 24th, 2016

Foreign Policy and the Third Presidential Debate

The candidates have had to answer remarkably few questions about how and why they would continue America’s entanglements in foreign conflicts.

Posted October 19th, 2016

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Saudi Arabia’s senseless pursuit of war in Yemen. The Financial Times calls …

Posted October 14th, 2016

A Clinton Win Means an Expanded War in Syria

Clinton has told us explicitly many times that she means to increase U.S. involvement in Syria.

Posted October 13th, 2016

Questions That Should Be Asked Tonight, But Won’t Be

A few questions that the candidates ought to be asked, but almost certainly won’t be

Posted October 9th, 2016

The First Presidential Debate

Trump mostly failed to use Clinton’s foreign policy record against her.

Posted September 27th, 2016

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