Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Ukraine”

Clinton’s “Non-Intervention” Pandering

Clinton is misleading her voters and trying to distract attention from her real foreign policy record.

Posted January 27th, 2016

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

When money can’t buy an army. Kelley Vlahos reports on the costly …

Posted January 22nd, 2016

Rubio’s Hostility to Russia (and Diplomacy)

Every position Rubio has taken on issues related to Russia is guaranteed to worsen relations.

Posted January 21st, 2016

Realism and Its Discontents

It is neither moral nor wise for the U.S. to pick sides in a foreign civil war, and virtually all realists warned against U.S. involvement in Syria from the start.

Posted January 12th, 2016

The Most Awful and Absurd Foreign Policy Quotes from 2015

Micah Zenko presents his list of the 20 “best worst” quotes from …

Posted December 30th, 2015

Expanding NATO Still Makes No Sense

Montenegro adds nothing to the alliance.

Posted December 2nd, 2015

Carson’s Confrontational Foreign Policy

Like the other hawkish candidates, Carson has embraced mindless and unnecessary confrontation as the core of his foreign policy.

Posted November 2nd, 2015

The Hawkish Syria Panic and the U.S. Obsession with “Leadership”

The obsession with global “leadership” provides a ready-made excuse to meddle in the affairs of another country no matter what the conditions are.

Posted October 19th, 2015

McCain’s Predictable Warmongering on Syria

McCain’s proposal exposes the U.S. to the very risks that a major power is supposed to be trying to avoid.

Posted October 13th, 2015

Hawks Always Want to Escalate a Conflict Somewhere

Arming Ukraine has always been a lousy idea, but it is even worse now.

Posted October 7th, 2015

The Hawkish Syria Panic Continues

There is virtually no conflict that hawks don’t want the U.S. to join, and once joined there is no conflict that they don’t want to escalate.

Posted October 5th, 2015

Kevin McCarthy’s Outdated Foreign Policy

The U.S. is far more secure than it was in 1979, and anyone that doesn’t understand that shouldn’t be giving lectures on foreign policy.

Posted September 28th, 2015

Is Rubio’s Foreign Policy “Savvy”?

When Rubio sees a foreign conflict, he looks for ways to escalate it and to increase U.S. involvement in it.

Posted September 21st, 2015

The Debates and Republican Foreign Policy

The terrible state of Republican foreign policy was on full display last night.

Posted September 17th, 2015

Kasich’s Drearily Conventional Foreign Policy

Like many other hawks, Kasich perceives a U.S. stake in a conflict where none exists, and his answer is to throw more weapons at the problem.

Posted July 8th, 2015

McCain and Wars of Aggression

It is hard to take a hawk like McCain seriously on Ukraine.

Posted June 29th, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

America’s diplomatic crisis. Chas Freeman details the failings of U.S. diplomacy. America …

Posted June 19th, 2015