Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Ukraine”

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

Arming Ukraine: Still a Terrible Idea

Arming Ukraine won’t achieve the goals that its supporters claim.

Posted June 17th, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

An open-ended conflict in Iraq. Micah Zenko reviews the shifting administration justifications …

Posted June 12th, 2015

Bush and Hawkish Magical Thinking

Bush greatly overrates the power and influence that the U.S. has over the events in other parts of the world.

Posted June 11th, 2015

Western Public Opinion and NATO

Many NATO countries favor expanding the alliance, but aren’t committed to defending new members.

Posted June 10th, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Has the GOP learned anything from the Iraq debacle? Gene Healy revisits …

Posted June 5th, 2015

Christie’s Awful, Dishonest Foreign Policy Speech

The good news is that Christie will never be in a position to implement his horrible policy ideas.

Posted May 18th, 2015

Rubio’s Myopic “Vision” for Europe

Supporting Ukraine’s NATO membership is the worst of Rubio’s bad ideas.

Posted May 11th, 2015

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