Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Syria”

Realism and “Credibility”

Stephen Walt considers the reasons why many realists have usually opposed U.S. …

Posted April 17th, 2014

The U.S. Hasn’t “Betrayed” Ukraine

Matthew Kaminski makes an obnoxious accusation about the U.S. and Ukraine: But …

Posted April 14th, 2014

Foreign Policy and the 2016 Election

Walter Russell Mead comments on an item about the possible role of …

Posted April 10th, 2014

Great Powers and the Cult of Resolve

Patrick Porter does a great job debunking the hawkish obsession with “resolve” …

Posted April 9th, 2014

Ukraine and BRICS

Suzanne Nossel wants the U.S. to rally major non-Western powers against Russia: …

Posted April 1st, 2014

Obama’s Foreign Policy Is Unpopular Because He Takes Unpopular Actions (II)

Ross Douthat continues the discussion on Obama’s foreign policy and public opinion. …

Posted March 28th, 2014

Obama’s Foreign Policy Is Unpopular Because He Takes Unpopular Actions

Obama delivered a speech in Belgium earlier this week on the Ukraine …

Posted March 27th, 2014

Kagan and the Delusions of American Hawks

Robert Kagan must be kidding: So we return to the paradox: President …

Posted March 27th, 2014

Cruz’s Peculiar Brand of Hawkishness

A.J. Delgado explains that the foreign policy disagreements between Cruz and Paul …

Posted March 20th, 2014

Western Hawks and Foreign Governments

Daniel Henninger discovers that Putin holds the exact same views of U.S. …

Posted March 20th, 2014

Foolish Hawkishness, Now More Than Ever

Michael Oren pretends to write about Ukraine: The erosion can only be …

Posted March 13th, 2014

The “Emboldening” Fantasy

Condoleeza Rice rehearses some boilerplate rhetoric: These global developments have not happened …

Posted March 10th, 2014

Syria and Ukraine

Ross Douthat offers a quasi-defense of the importance of U.S. Syria policy …

Posted March 5th, 2014

The Awful “Credibility” Argument That Won’t Die

Robert Kagan trots out the very unpersuasive “credibility” argument once again: As …

Posted February 27th, 2014

The Hegemonist’s Lament: “The World Is a Mess and I Just Need To Rule It”

Richard Cohen offers more of his distinctive foreign policy analysis: An increasingly …

Posted February 25th, 2014

Thoughtless Rhetoric and Foreign Rebellions

Bryan Cartledge’s history of Hungary, The Will to Survive, has been described …

Posted February 25th, 2014

The Low Stakes For the West in Russia’s “Near Abroad”

Ross Douthat draws attention to how little Western governments have at stake …

Posted February 24th, 2014