Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Russia”

The MH17 Disaster

Last Thursday’s downing of Malaysia Airlines flight 17 was an inexcusable crime. …

Posted July 20th, 2014

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The Nixon Doctrine, polycentrism, and “credibility.” Mark Safranski recounts the creation of …

Posted July 11th, 2014

Rand Paul and “Reckless Driving”

Emma Roller reports on Rand Paul’s recent “pro-Israel” pandering: Since that fateful …

Posted July 2nd, 2014

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Driving Russia and China together. Dimitri Simes criticizes administration errors that are …

Posted June 27th, 2014

The Awful “Credibility” Argument That Never Dies

Pascal-Emmnauel Gobry says that America’s biggest foreign policy problem is that the …

Posted June 25th, 2014

How Obama Sets Himself Up To Fail in Foreign Policy (II)

Dan Drezner tries to make sense of Obama’s polling numbers on foreign …

Posted June 24th, 2014

The Bizarre Need To Take Sides

Leslie Gelb proposes a bad response to current conflicts in Syria and …

Posted June 23rd, 2014

Military Action and the Illusion of Control

Micah Zenko faults the tendency in our foreign policy debates to ascribe …

Posted June 16th, 2014

The Perils of Reagan Nostalgia

Ken Adelman seems to think he is making an insightful observation here: …

Posted June 10th, 2014

Obama Still Isn’t a Realist (II)

John Allen Gay agrees that Obama isn’t a realist: Realists shouldn’t see …

Posted June 3rd, 2014

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

When intellectuals go to war. Corey Robin remarks on some of the …

Posted May 30th, 2014

How Obama Sets Himself Up To Fail in Foreign Policy

Ross Douthat declares Obama’s foreign policy to be a failure: But the …

Posted May 19th, 2014

Another Terrible Hawkish Idea On Ukraine

Andrew Langer proposes the absurd option of putting U.S. forces in Ukraine: …

Posted May 14th, 2014

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

How many people have died in Syria’s war? Laia Balcells, Lionel Beehner, …

Posted May 2nd, 2014

Rand Paul and the Republican Foreign Policy Debate

Leon Hadar points out the pitfalls for Rand Paul in trying to …

Posted May 1st, 2014

Weakness Can Be Provocative, But Deliberate Provocation Always Is

The Wall Street Journal repeats a familiar foolish demand: While Ukraine is …

Posted April 28th, 2014

The Folly of the New Containment

Thomas Graham objects to a new attempt to “contain” Russia: Politically, the …

Posted April 28th, 2014