Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Ukraine”

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

Scotland and Illegal Wars

One side in the independence debate is clearly rejecting at least one kind of military intervention.

Posted September 15th, 2014

Is the Idea of Scottish Independence Baffling?

Nothing could be easier to understand than for people to try getting more control over how (and by whom) they are governed.

Posted September 15th, 2014

The Immorality of Hawkish Moralizing

There are few policies less morally defensible than setting up another nation to suffer an even worse defeat.

Posted September 10th, 2014

War Between Israel and Iran Isn’t Inevitable

Unless Israel wants to guarantee that Iran acquires nuclear weapons, it won’t attack Iran.

Posted September 9th, 2014

Realism and Honor

It would be shameful to encourage another country to fight a war that it can’t win simply so that we can feel better about ourselves.

Posted September 9th, 2014

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

A way out for Ukraine and Russia. Anatol Lieven outlines how the …

Posted September 5th, 2014

Resolving the Conflict Between Ukraine and Russia

It does Ukraine no favors to encourage it to persist in an armed conflict that it will lose one way or another.

Posted September 4th, 2014

Don’t Arm Ukraine (II)

Arming Ukraine won’t result in anything other than more deaths and devastation in Ukraine.

Posted September 3rd, 2014

Don’t Arm Ukraine

Debunking a thoroughly crazy idea.

Posted September 1st, 2014

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The case for restraint. William Ruger reviews Barry Posen’s Restraint for the …

Posted August 29th, 2014

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

A portrait of an imperialist. Geoffrey Wheatcroft reviews Lawrence James’ Churchill and …

Posted August 22nd, 2014

The “Credibility” Scam

Benjamin Friedman does a fine job of dismantling the “credibility” argument: Historical …

Posted August 11th, 2014