Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Ukraine”

Grassroots Republicans and Foreign Policy Reform

Jim Antle considers the prospects for Republican foreign policy reform. He writes …

Posted July 21st, 2014

The MH17 Disaster

Last Thursday’s downing of Malaysia Airlines flight 17 was an inexcusable crime. …

Posted July 20th, 2014

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The Nixon Doctrine, polycentrism, and “credibility.” Mark Safranski recounts the creation of …

Posted July 11th, 2014

The Dangers of Obsessing Over “Credibility”

There was a recent exchange on Twitter about the importance of “credibility” …

Posted July 8th, 2014

How Obama Sets Himself Up To Fail in Foreign Policy (II)

Dan Drezner tries to make sense of Obama’s polling numbers on foreign …

Posted June 24th, 2014

Allies and Obligations

Kori Schake ends a post about D-Day with a very strange conclusion: …

Posted June 6th, 2014

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

When intellectuals go to war. Corey Robin remarks on some of the …

Posted May 30th, 2014

Another Terrible Hawkish Idea On Ukraine

Andrew Langer proposes the absurd option of putting U.S. forces in Ukraine: …

Posted May 14th, 2014

Attacking Syria Wouldn’t Have Changed Anything In Ukraine

John Vinocur repeats a very tired argument: French President Fran├žois Hollande, in …

Posted May 13th, 2014

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Sentimentality about war. Elizabeth Samet considers how we use sentimentality and euphemisms …

Posted May 9th, 2014

The Cult of “Credibility” and Resolve

David Ignatius makes a depressingly common argument: In the realm of power …

Posted May 7th, 2014

Unnecessary Wars, “Credibility,” and Pathological Beliefs

Christopher Fettweis makes an interesting observation in the introduction to his book, …

Posted May 5th, 2014

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

How many people have died in Syria’s war? Laia Balcells, Lionel Beehner, …

Posted May 2nd, 2014

Alliances and “Credibility” Arguments (II)

There are many things wrong with this Economist editorial, but this struck …

Posted May 1st, 2014

Rand Paul and the Republican Foreign Policy Debate

Leon Hadar points out the pitfalls for Rand Paul in trying to …

Posted May 1st, 2014

Obama’s Foreign Policy Is Unpopular Because He Takes Unpopular Actions (III)

Max Boot tries to make sense of the new WSJ/NBC News poll …

Posted April 30th, 2014

A Foreign Policy That Pleases No One

Kori Schake takes offense at Obama’s dismissal of his hawkish foreign policy …

Posted April 30th, 2014