Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Turkey”

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The Trump administration will be hawkish. Benjamin Friedman explains why Trump’s rhetoric …

Posted November 18th, 2016

No, There Isn’t a ‘New Cold War’ Between Democracy and Authoritarianism

What we see instead is a series of limited, largely reactive moves by authoritarian states against perceived threats to themselves or their clients.

Posted August 29th, 2016

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Kirchick’s coup fantasies. Noah Millman ridicules an American coup fantasist. As a …

Posted July 22nd, 2016

Why the Coup Failed in Turkey

The attempted coup was the last gasp of a fading system.

Posted July 20th, 2016

The Failed Coup in Turkey Had No Popular Support

The lack of popular support for the failed coup in Turkey sets it apart from some other recent takeovers.

Posted July 18th, 2016

The Failed Coup in Turkey

Military rule would have been no better for Turkey’s political stability in the coming years.

Posted July 18th, 2016

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Permanent Mideast intervention won’t stop terror. Charles Peña makes the case that …

Posted June 3rd, 2016

U.S. Proxies in Syria Are Attacking Each Other

The U.S. should start disentangling itself from this mess as quickly as it can.

Posted February 20th, 2016

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Dean of the realists. Tom Switzer reviews the career and thought of …

Posted November 27th, 2015

The Downing of the Russian Jet and the Folly of Intervention

This incident should be a sobering warning for everyone in the West that wants to impose a “no-fly zone” in Syria.

Posted November 25th, 2015

Clinton’s Reckless and Flawed Syria Policy

Clinton’s plan suffers from many of the same flaws as Bush’s.

Posted November 23rd, 2015

Why Backing Kurdish Independence Still Doesn’t Make Sense

Carving out a new state creates a number of new problems for U.S. policy and doesn’t do much to solve existing ones.

Posted October 1st, 2015

Regional Opinion on Iran

Iran’s image has taken a substantial hit in the last ten years.

Posted June 18th, 2015

Report: Turkey and the U.S. Agree to Give Syrian Rebels Air Support

Syria hawks may finally be getting their deranged wish.

Posted May 25th, 2015

Paul’s Odd Support for Kurdish Independence

Paul doesn’t seem to have thought through any of the implications of what Kurdish independence would mean for the countries affected by it.

Posted March 11th, 2015

The Phony “Broad Coalition” Against ISIS

The U.S. has been suckered into taking on almost all of the work and the risks of the air campaign while its “partners” make token contributions.

Posted February 13th, 2015

The Real Reason the U.S. Can’t Stop Free-Riding

Washington needs to stop indulging U.S. allies and clients.

Posted November 3rd, 2014