Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Russia”

Boehner’s Hawkish Demagoguery

If Americans need to be reminded why his party can’t be trusted on foreign policy, these comments from Boehner should do the trick.

Posted October 28th, 2014

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

When Congress should assert itself and when it shouldn’t. Paul Pillar compares …

Posted October 24th, 2014

The Pluses and Minuses of Rand Paul’s Foreign Policy

Paul’s speech was an improvement over previous efforts, but he left too many questions unanswered.

Posted October 23rd, 2014

The Romney “Big Tent” on Foreign Policy That Never Existed

Romney’s failing wasn’t that he was too vague on foreign policy, but that he demonstrated how little he knew by making detailed criticisms that made no sense.

Posted October 22nd, 2014

The Sikorski Flap

In light of this latest embarrassment, Poland is definitely better off being represented abroad by someone else.

Posted October 22nd, 2014

Stop the War Before It Gets Worse

The rebels’ position is entirely understandable, but it is also another argument for bringing the intervention to an end.

Posted October 13th, 2014

Georgia and the War Against ISIS

It makes no sense for Georgia to join the latest U.S. war effort.

Posted September 29th, 2014

Keep Ukraine Out of NATO

The notion of bringing Ukraine in NATO should be shelved permanently.

Posted September 29th, 2014

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The most dangerous world ever? Christopher Preble debunks alarmist claims about how …

Posted September 26th, 2014

Ukraine Shouldn’t Be Given Major Non-NATO Ally Status

It would be cruel and foolish to give these governments the false impression that the U.S. is going to back them in a crisis.

Posted September 24th, 2014

The Folly of Arming Ukraine

Sen. Corker’s bill should be voted down.

Posted September 22nd, 2014

Saakashvili’s Desperate Quest for Rehabilitation

Revisiting the facts of Saakashvili’s tenure just confirms his reputation for recklessness and abuse of power.

Posted September 19th, 2014

Scotland and the “Forces of Chaos”

Forbes’ warning is comically alarmist.

Posted September 18th, 2014

The Immorality of Hawkish Moralizing

There are few policies less morally defensible than setting up another nation to suffer an even worse defeat.

Posted September 10th, 2014

Perpetual War for Perpetual War

Policing the world for decades to come is unacceptable and unsustainable.

Posted September 10th, 2014

War Between Israel and Iran Isn’t Inevitable

Unless Israel wants to guarantee that Iran acquires nuclear weapons, it won’t attack Iran.

Posted September 9th, 2014

Realism and Honor

It would be shameful to encourage another country to fight a war that it can’t win simply so that we can feel better about ourselves.

Posted September 9th, 2014