Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Russia”

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Acknowledging the divergence of U.S. and Israeli interests. Robert Merry comments on …

Posted March 20th, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Brent Scowcroft, realist Republican. Jordan Michael Smith reviews Bartholomew Sparrow’s The Strategist: …

Posted March 6th, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

There is no better deal coming on the nuclear issue. Paul Pillar …

Posted February 27th, 2015

Ruling Out Ukraine’s NATO Membership

Ruling out Ukraine’s membership in NATO would not concede anything that hasn’t already been conceded.

Posted February 25th, 2015

Americans Still Oppose Arming Ukraine

Most Americans are understandably wary of funneling weapons into an ongoing conflict.

Posted February 24th, 2015

McCain’s Extremely Selective Sense of Shame

McCain feels shame only when the U.S. refuses to take futile action that would cause more death and destruction somewhere in the world.

Posted February 23rd, 2015

Misremembering Bush and NATO Expansion

It should not be forgotten that just a few years ago the U.S. was eagerly pushing to expand NATO.

Posted February 17th, 2015

Don’t Try Bringing Sweden and Finland into NATO

They would be as unwise to join the alliance as the alliance would be to invite them.

Posted February 13th, 2015

The Cheap Moralizing of the Interventionists

The interventionist argument is long on cheap moralizing and short on sober reflection.

Posted February 10th, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The escalation advocates are wrong on Ukraine. Sean Kay counters the argument …

Posted February 6th, 2015

The Folly and Futility of Arming Ukraine

Even if it doesn’t lead to escalation, it still isn’t going to “work.”

Posted February 4th, 2015

Ukraine and “Credibility”

Even the hawks know that Ukraine itself doesn’t matter very much to the U.S.

Posted February 3rd, 2015

Report: U.S. Considering Arms for Ukraine

Supplying Ukraine with weapons sends exactly the wrong message.

Posted February 2nd, 2015

Arming Ukraine Is Still a Terrible Idea

There is a real risk of triggering a much larger and more dangerous Russian response.

Posted February 2nd, 2015

The West and Ukraine

Western governments decided over the last year that Ukraine wasn’t worth very much to them.

Posted January 20th, 2015

Romney and the “Vindication” Fantasy

Romney didn’t foresee or predict anything correctly.

Posted January 14th, 2015

Huckabee’s Foreign Policy Keeps Getting Worse

Huckabee has nothing to offer those of us interested in foreign policy restraint.

Posted January 5th, 2015