Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Ukraine”

Obama To Sign New Russia Sanctions Bill

The most striking thing about the administration’s decision is how completely spineless it is.

Posted December 17th, 2014

Congress Votes to Arm Ukraine

If Obama doesn’t want to contribute to make things worse in Ukraine, he should veto the bill.

Posted December 12th, 2014

The Sloppy Thinking Behind “Credibility” Arguments

Other states don’t perceive America’s supposed lack of “resolve” in the same way that our own hawks do.

Posted December 8th, 2014

Ukraine and NATO

Ukraine isn’t ever going to be part of NATO because it would be a huge liability for the alliance.

Posted December 3rd, 2014

The Virtue of Ruling Out Bad Policy Options

When the U.S. isn’t willing or able to do certain things overseas, it gives nothing away to acknowledge as much.

Posted December 3rd, 2014

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Replacing Hagel. Nikolas Gvosdev identifies some of the many problems that Obama …

Posted November 28th, 2014

The Folly of Arming Ukraine

Neither Ukraine nor the U.S. would benefit from it.

Posted November 21st, 2014

History Has No Tides

History doesn’t have right or wrong sides, and it doesn’t have tides, either.

Posted November 17th, 2014

The Hawks’ Solution to Everything: Throw More Weapons at the Problem

The hawks’ solution of throwing weapons at every problem that arises overseas has very little popular support.

Posted November 10th, 2014

McCain’s Sound and Fury

The good news is that few, if any, of McCain’s preferred policies are likely to be adopted.

Posted November 6th, 2014

Boehner’s Hawkish Demagoguery

If Americans need to be reminded why his party can’t be trusted on foreign policy, these comments from Boehner should do the trick.

Posted October 28th, 2014

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

When Congress should assert itself and when it shouldn’t. Paul Pillar compares …

Posted October 24th, 2014

The Sikorski Flap

In light of this latest embarrassment, Poland is definitely better off being represented abroad by someone else.

Posted October 22nd, 2014

Keep Ukraine Out of NATO

The notion of bringing Ukraine in NATO should be shelved permanently.

Posted September 29th, 2014

Ukraine Shouldn’t Be Given Major Non-NATO Ally Status

It would be cruel and foolish to give these governments the false impression that the U.S. is going to back them in a crisis.

Posted September 24th, 2014

The Folly of Arming Ukraine

Sen. Corker’s bill should be voted down.

Posted September 22nd, 2014

Saakashvili’s Desperate Quest for Rehabilitation

Revisiting the facts of Saakashvili’s tenure just confirms his reputation for recklessness and abuse of power.

Posted September 19th, 2014