Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Ukraine”

Kasich and the Errors of “Cheap” Hawks

Kasich has the same bizarre impulse to take sides in conflicts where the U.S. has nothing at stake.

Posted April 22nd, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

There is no better deal coming on the nuclear issue. Paul Pillar …

Posted February 27th, 2015

Ruling Out Ukraine’s NATO Membership

Ruling out Ukraine’s membership in NATO would not concede anything that hasn’t already been conceded.

Posted February 25th, 2015

Americans Still Oppose Arming Ukraine

Most Americans are understandably wary of funneling weapons into an ongoing conflict.

Posted February 24th, 2015

McCain’s Extremely Selective Sense of Shame

McCain feels shame only when the U.S. refuses to take futile action that would cause more death and destruction somewhere in the world.

Posted February 23rd, 2015

Jeb Bush’s Underwhelming Foreign Policy Speech

It is telling that the most specific positions he took align him closely with his party’s hard-liners.

Posted February 18th, 2015

Misremembering Bush and NATO Expansion

It should not be forgotten that just a few years ago the U.S. was eagerly pushing to expand NATO.

Posted February 17th, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Whom does Netanyahu represent? Noah Millman questions the Israeli prime minister’s claim …

Posted February 13th, 2015

Don’t Try Bringing Sweden and Finland into NATO

They would be as unwise to join the alliance as the alliance would be to invite them.

Posted February 13th, 2015

Arming Ukraine and Public Opinion

The good news is that support for arming Ukraine remains a minority view overall.

Posted February 11th, 2015

The Cheap Moralizing of the Interventionists

The interventionist argument is long on cheap moralizing and short on sober reflection.

Posted February 10th, 2015

Cruz’s Demagoguery on Ukraine

There is no treaty that commits the U.S. to defend Ukraine or to aid in their defense.

Posted February 9th, 2015

Graham’s Desperate Use of the “Credibility” Argument

Lindsey Graham’s argument for arming Ukraine at the Munich security conference was appallingly bad.

Posted February 7th, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The escalation advocates are wrong on Ukraine. Sean Kay counters the argument …

Posted February 6th, 2015

The U.S. Shouldn’t “Think Like a Superpower”

The U.S. has no need to rush to take sides in foreign conflicts.

Posted February 5th, 2015

The Folly and Futility of Arming Ukraine

Even if it doesn’t lead to escalation, it still isn’t going to “work.”

Posted February 4th, 2015

Ukraine and “Credibility”

Even the hawks know that Ukraine itself doesn’t matter very much to the U.S.

Posted February 3rd, 2015