Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Stephen Walt”

No, Really, Clinton Will Be Very Hawkish as President

Almost everything in her foreign policy record says that this is how she will govern.

Posted September 26th, 2016

Trump and Obama Aren’t Realists

Trump and Obama may end up taking a few positions that realists share, but they are doing so for their own reasons and usually with very different assumptions about how the world works.

Posted April 13th, 2016

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The big lie about the Libyan war. Micah Zenko remembers how the …

Posted March 25th, 2016

Realists and the Trump Trap

Maybe realists think backing Trump is the sort of short-sighted and ill-considered course of action that they are warning other people against all the time.

Posted February 3rd, 2016

Squandering the Opportunity Created by the Nuclear Deal

The U.S. has an opportunity to create a more constructive relationship with Iran, but it is being squandered.

Posted September 17th, 2015

Rubio’s Foreign Policy of Constant Meddling

Rubio wants the U.S. to be meddling everywhere, but he doesn’t want to own up to the dangers that he would be courting.

Posted August 11th, 2015

The Madness of “Preventive” War

“Preventive” war is always unnecessary, and there can be no justification for it.

Posted May 18th, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Leo Strauss: hawk or dove? Samuel Goldman reviews Robert Howse’s Leo Strauss: …

Posted January 9th, 2015

The “Credibility” Con Game

The appeal to “credibility” is the bludgeon that hawks employ when the case for their preferred “action” is extremely weak.

Posted January 7th, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The secret casualties of Iraq’s chemical weapons. C.J. Chivers reports on the …

Posted October 17th, 2014

The Perils of Threat Inflation

The U.S. is an extraordinarily secure country, so it takes an extraordinary amount of exaggeration to convince Americans that new foreign wars are necessary.

Posted October 17th, 2014

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Why WWI lasted as long as it did. Stephen Walt considers the …

Posted August 1st, 2014

The New Internationalism

Stephen Walt recently criticized the upcoming foreign policy think tank annual conferences …

Posted June 12th, 2014

Free-Riding Allies and the Myth of U.S. Indispensability

Stephen Walt details what he’d like to hear from Obama today. Here …

Posted May 28th, 2014

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Why Holy Thursday matters to Christians. Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry explains. The role of …

Posted April 18th, 2014

Realism and “Credibility”

If you arrived here by mistake after clicking through from the save …

Posted April 17th, 2014

Weekly Roundup

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

Posted February 14th, 2014