Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “South Korea”

Trump’s North Korea Policy Is Divorced from Reality

The administration remains committed to pursuing an impossible goal at the risk of fighting an unnecessary and very costly war.

Posted November 8th, 2017

Trump’s Asia Trip

Based on his past behavior, it is more likely than not that the president will get into a public quarrel with at least one allied government during the trip.

Posted November 2nd, 2017

Avoiding War with North Korea

When the allied government that has the most to lose flatly rejects the idea of war with its neighbor, the U.S. should adapt its policy accordingly.

Posted November 1st, 2017

Insisting on North Korea’s Denuclearization Is a Dead End

Denuclearization of North Korea is not a realistic or achievable goal.

Posted October 30th, 2017

The Poisonous Fruits of Threat Inflation

Support for war with North Korea has risen in the last decade and a half.

Posted September 15th, 2017

Talking to North Korea Is the Best Option Available

Now is the time to give diplomacy a chance.

Posted September 4th, 2017

Trump’s Latest Dangerous Response on North Korea

Publicly berating an allied government for “appeasement” at any time is a clumsy and incompetent move.

Posted September 3rd, 2017

The Pitfalls of Trump’s Predictable Bellicosity

Trump has been reliably bad at alliance management and consistently prone to issuing threats that scare our allies more than they worry our adversaries.

Posted August 17th, 2017

The Mindless Hawkish Response to North Korea’s Missile Test

Threatening North Korea with regime change would confirm the regime’s leadership in its conviction that it needs its nuclear weapons and missile programs.

Posted July 4th, 2017

South Korea and Trump’s Clumsy Alliance Management

Unless the administration coordinates and consults with Seoul much more than it has, the alliance will deteriorate steadily over the next few years.

Posted May 9th, 2017

Graham’s Deranged Idea for Attacking North Korea

Graham’s only desire is to get the U.S. into more unnecessary wars regardless of the consequences.

Posted April 20th, 2017

Trump’s Easily Avoidable Carrier Blunder

On substance the administration is misguided, and in both the messaging and execution of its policy towards North Korea they have proven to be inept

Posted April 19th, 2017

The Insane Case for Attacking North Korea

Restarting the Korean War is obviously crazy.

Posted January 8th, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Time for U.S. forces to leave South Korea. Christopher Lee makes the …

Posted July 25th, 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 Perverse Effects of Alarmism

Michael Rubin makes a remarkably shoddy argument about U.S. “weakness”: The Korean …

Posted March 18th, 2014

Weekly Roundup

Who are the protesters in Ukraine? Keith Darden and Lucan Way review …

Posted February 14th, 2014