Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Ukraine”

The House GOP’s Stale Foreign Policy Agenda

The House GOP document is consistent with the party’s complete failure to come to grips with its major foreign policy failures over at least the last fifteen years.

Posted June 13th, 2016

Kasich’s Foolish Hawkishness

His consistently dangerous hawkishness showed us why we should be glad that Kasich’s campaign languished in obscurity for all these months.

Posted May 5th, 2016

Kasich’s Foreign Policy Recklessness on Display

Kasich has given no thought to the possible negative consequences of the Ukraine policy he endorses, and he doesn’t want to think about them.

Posted April 20th, 2016

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Let’s end America’s hopeless war for the Middle East. Andrew Bacevich calls …

Posted April 8th, 2016

Trump’s Jumbled, Deal-Obsessed Foreign Policy

All that he does know for certain is that the U.S. is getting a raw deal with whichever country is involved.

Posted March 28th, 2016

The Cult of ‘Credibility’ Revisited

The only people that think that U.S. “credibility” has been weakened over the last few years are the ones that belong to the cult.

Posted March 23rd, 2016

Non-Interventionists Don’t Want an ‘Aggressive U.S. Posture in the World’

If Trump favors an “aggressive U.S. posture in the world,” it is safe to say that he doesn’t want have any kind of non-interventionist approach to the world.

Posted March 21st, 2016

The ‘Credibility’ Argument Isn’t Credible

Hawks insisted that disasters would follow a loss of U.S. “credibility” in Syria and have been proven wrong.

Posted March 14th, 2016

Syria Hawks Were Completely Wrong About the ‘Red Line’ and Ukraine

It’s long past time that we dismissed such shoddy “credibility” arguments all together.

Posted March 11th, 2016

The Hawkish Cult of ‘Leadership’

The U.S. needs to cast aside the reflexive, cultish devotion to U.S. “leadership” as an end in itself.

Posted February 17th, 2016

Clinton’s “Non-Intervention” Pandering

Clinton is misleading her voters and trying to distract attention from her real foreign policy record.

Posted January 27th, 2016

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

When money can’t buy an army. Kelley Vlahos reports on the costly …

Posted January 22nd, 2016

Rubio’s Hostility to Russia (and Diplomacy)

Every position Rubio has taken on issues related to Russia is guaranteed to worsen relations.

Posted January 21st, 2016

Realism and Its Discontents

It is neither moral nor wise for the U.S. to pick sides in a foreign civil war, and virtually all realists warned against U.S. involvement in Syria from the start.

Posted January 12th, 2016

The Most Awful and Absurd Foreign Policy Quotes from 2015

Micah Zenko presents his list of the 20 “best worst” quotes from …

Posted December 30th, 2015

Expanding NATO Still Makes No Sense

Montenegro adds nothing to the alliance.

Posted December 2nd, 2015

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