Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Russia”

Jeb Bush and W.’s Second-Term Foreign Policy

Jeb Bush isn’t even pretending to support foreign policy restraint.

Posted June 29th, 2015

McCain and Wars of Aggression

It is hard to take a hawk like McCain seriously on Ukraine.

Posted June 29th, 2015

Arming Ukraine: Still a Terrible Idea

Arming Ukraine won’t achieve the goals that its supporters claim.

Posted June 17th, 2015

Bush and Hawkish Magical Thinking

Bush greatly overrates the power and influence that the U.S. has over the events in other parts of the world.

Posted June 11th, 2015

Western Public Opinion and NATO

Many NATO countries favor expanding the alliance, but aren’t committed to defending new members.

Posted June 10th, 2015

Jeb Bush Goes to Europe

Bush’s hawkish message will mostly fall on deaf ears in Germany.

Posted June 9th, 2015

A Bad WWI Counterfactual

A bad WWI counterfactual based on a poor reading of the history of the war and its aftermath.

Posted June 3rd, 2015

Christie’s Awful, Dishonest Foreign Policy Speech

The good news is that Christie will never be in a position to implement his horrible policy ideas.

Posted May 18th, 2015

Rubio Was Never a “Moderate” on Foreign Policy

The idea that Rubio was ever a “moderate” on foreign policy is simply wrong.

Posted May 12th, 2015

Rubio’s Myopic “Vision” for Europe

Supporting Ukraine’s NATO membership is the worst of Rubio’s bad ideas.

Posted May 11th, 2015

Rubio’s Predictable Announcement Speech

Rubio’s desire for a “new American century” is just as ideological and dangerous as the phrase suggests.

Posted April 14th, 2015

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