Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Soviet Union”

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The folly of expanding draft registration. John Allen Gay sees no reason …

Posted February 12th, 2016

The Most Awful and Absurd Foreign Policy Quotes from 2015

Micah Zenko presents his list of the 20 “best worst” quotes from …

Posted December 30th, 2015

The Hawks Who Cried “Existential Threat”

Describing something as an “existential threat” is the worst and most irresponsible kind of threat inflation.

Posted December 10th, 2015

Reagan and the Nuclear Deal

Iran hawks will still find extraneous reasons to object to the deal because it doesn’t and can’t achieve results it was never intended to achieve.

Posted July 20th, 2015

Graham’s Iran Panic

All of the regimes that hard-liners have assumed could not be deterred have been far more concerned with self-preservation and survival.

Posted June 30th, 2015

Jindal’s Dangerous Rejection of Containment

Jindal sets an impossible foreign policy goal.

Posted June 24th, 2015

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

The Foreign Policy Generation Gap

Stephen Peter Rosen wants to convince younger Americans that interventionism isn’t so …

Posted March 31st, 2014

U.S. Interests and the “Verdict of 1989”

George Weigel makes a ridiculous claim: But the fecklessness involved in describing …

Posted March 3rd, 2014

The Hawkish Marriage of Cold War Nostalgia and Threat Inflation

Josh Rogin reports that leading Republicans in Congress are out of their …

Posted February 27th, 2014

Sharansky’s Foolish Support for Iran Sanctions

Natan Sharansky isn’t making much sense: Is the Free World, led by …

Posted November 18th, 2013

“Chicken Kiev” and Syria

Max Boot dredges up an old smear against realists: But it is …

Posted June 3rd, 2013

The Cult of “Credibility”

Jonathan Mercer reviews the evidence against the “credibility” argument: For their part, …

Posted May 13th, 2013

Iran Still Isn’t a Martyr-State

Jonathan Adelman manages to cram almost every lazy, bogus claim about the …

Posted April 8th, 2013

When All Else Fails, Use a Horribly Flawed WWII Analogy

Max Boot must be running out of ways to agitate for intervention …

Posted December 12th, 2012

Revisiting the “Chicken Kiev” Speech

Noah Millman continues the discussion on separatism: And editorialists were far from …

Posted November 1st, 2012

Yes, Iran Is a Much Smaller Threat Than the USSR

Thomas Sowell writes: From the beginning, Barack Obama has tried to downplay …

Posted September 11th, 2012