Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Ukraine”

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Antiwar Eastwood. Asawin Suebsaeng reports on Clint Eastwood’s antiwar views and how …

Posted January 23rd, 2015

The West and Ukraine

Western governments decided over the last year that Ukraine wasn’t worth very much to them.

Posted January 20th, 2015

Restraint, Commitments, and “Credibility”

Hawks pretend that the U.S. has many more commitments than it really has.

Posted January 8th, 2015

The Worst Foreign Policy Arguments of 2014

A list of the very worst foreign policy arguments that should never be used in 2015.

Posted December 31st, 2014

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