Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Ukraine”

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Kevin McCarthy’s Outdated Foreign Policy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

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