Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Turkey”

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

The “Broad Coalition” on ISIS That Still Doesn’t Exist

The “breadth” of this very shallow coalition isn’t very meaningful.

Posted October 14th, 2014

Turkey’s Conditions for Joining the ISIS War Are Unacceptable

Turkey is trying to use the war against ISIS to keep pursuing the misguided goal of regime change in Syria.

Posted October 9th, 2014

Biden’s Gaffe and Obama’s “Broad Coalition”

There was a time not that long ago when Biden was boasting of the role that the Turks, Saudis, and others played in supporting anti-Assad forces.

Posted October 7th, 2014

Turkey and the War Against ISIS

If Turkish participation is contingent on expanding the war to include attacks on the Syrian regime, it would be better to do without such “help.”

Posted October 2nd, 2014

The “Broad” Coalition That Doesn’t Exist

The U.S. is fighting a new, open-ended war for the sake of “partners” that are contributing little or nothing to the war.

Posted September 11th, 2014

U.S. Foreign Policy and the “Cause of Freedom”

The Wall Street Journal repeats a piece of ideological claptrap: So it …

Posted July 8th, 2014

Fixing the U.S.-Brazil Relationship

Roger Cohen makes the case for an improved U.S.-Brazilian relationship in a …

Posted April 21st, 2014

Weekly Roundup

The ruins of Ani. A photo gallery of the medieval Armenian Bagratuni …

Posted January 31st, 2014