Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Russia”

A Missed Opportunity on New START

Failure to extend the treaty will leave both countries worse off, and once the treaty expires it is difficult to imagine another one taking its place anytime soon.

Posted July 17th, 2018

The Helsinki Debacle and U.S.-Russian Relations

Trump is bringing discredit on the very idea of engagement with Russia, and at the same time the U.S. gains nothing from his substance-free approach to diplomacy.

Posted July 16th, 2018

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Is intentional starvation the future of war? Jane Ferguson reports on the …

Posted July 13th, 2018

New START and the Helsinki Summit

Unfortunately, the president and his National Security Advisor have both expressed opposition to New START in the past.

Posted July 10th, 2018

The Iran Obsession and the Helsinki Summit

The administration is once again subordinating U.S. policy to the preferences of its reckless clients in the region.

Posted July 2nd, 2018

The Saudi Threat Against Qatar

The fact that the Saudis are willing to threaten another country with an illegal attack like this underscores just how reckless and destabilizing Saudi Arabia has become in the last few years.

Posted June 3rd, 2018

The Ridiculous Proposal to Label Russia a State Sponsor of Terrorism

None of the things Gardner lists here makes Russia a state sponsor of terrorism, unless we are redefining terrorism to include all policies and actions that Washington doesn’t like.

Posted April 23rd, 2018

No, Trump Is Not a ‘Realist’

Realist is probably the most overused and misused label in foreign policy discourse today.

Posted April 16th, 2018

Syria Is Not Ours to ‘Turn Over’ to Anyone

Syria was never ours to “turn over” to anyone else, and it never will be.

Posted April 16th, 2018

Trump Tramples on the Constitution, Again

There is no outcome that justifies the risks and law-breaking that this Syria attack involves.

Posted April 13th, 2018

The Risks of Escalation from an Illegal Attack on Syria

Punishing Assad is not worth the possibility of provoking war with Russia or Iran, much less both at the same time.

Posted April 11th, 2018

Trump Stupidly Taunts Russia

Russia will take Trump’s taunt as a challenge to stand by its client in spite of the attack, and the attack itself risks killing Russian personnel that would create a new crisis with a nuclear-armed state.

Posted April 11th, 2018

The Costs of an Illegal Attack on Syria

A U.S.-led attack on Syria would be one of the most egregious violations of the so-called international order in at least the last thirty years.

Posted April 10th, 2018

The Perils of an Illegal Attack on Syria

Another attack could potentially put the U.S. in a state of war with as many as three other states.

Posted April 10th, 2018

Don’t Launch Another Illegal Attack on Syria

The prospect of yet another illegal U.S. attack on another government is disturbing for several reasons.

Posted April 9th, 2018

Syria and the Cult of Resolve

If Trump does what Graham wants, he will be trampling on the U.N. Charter and the Constitution again.

Posted April 8th, 2018

Trump’s Saber-Rattling on Syria

If Trump were really interested in extricating the U.S. from war in Syria, he would not be engaged in mindless saber-rattling against the Syrian government and its allies.

Posted April 8th, 2018