Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Russia”

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

Cameron’s Increasingly Ridiculous Argument Against ‘Brexit’

Besides the rank fear-mongering involved, the problem with Cameron’s claims is that they don’t make a lot of sense.

Posted May 17th, 2016

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Cameron is in the fight of his life. Philip Johnston comments on …

Posted May 13th, 2016

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