Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Vladimir Putin”

Our Warped Understanding of ‘Strength’ in Foreign Policy

This is what comes from defining “strength” and “leadership” in terms of decisiveness and action without regard for the consequences of the decisions and actions taken.

Posted September 12th, 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

Christie and the GOP’s Foreign Policy Ignorance Problem

There’s no substitute for paying close attention to foreign policy issues over a long period of time.

Posted December 4th, 2015

Russia’s Syria Blunder and U.S. “Humiliation”

It is foolish to think that a misguided Russian policy is a setback for America.

Posted September 25th, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

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

Posted August 22nd, 2014

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Time for U.S. forces to leave South Korea. Christopher Lee makes the …

Posted July 25th, 2014

Kosovo, Crimea, and Precedents

Today marks the fifteenth anniversary of the start of the NATO bombing …

Posted March 24th, 2014

Russia and Realism

Ross Douthat calls for abandoning illusions about Russia: It may not be …

Posted March 24th, 2014

Western Hawks and Foreign Governments

Daniel Henninger discovers that Putin holds the exact same views of U.S. …

Posted March 20th, 2014

Western Hawks and Foreign Nationalists

Paul Pillar comments on Putin’s recent speech and finds parts of it …

Posted March 20th, 2014

Syria and Ukraine

Ross Douthat offers a quasi-defense of the importance of U.S. Syria policy …

Posted March 5th, 2014

The Low Stakes For the West in Russia’s “Near Abroad”

Ross Douthat draws attention to how little Western governments have at stake …

Posted February 24th, 2014

The Distorting Effects of the Hawkish Obsession With “Resolve”

Victor Davis Hanson seems to think he is a mind-reader: True, Putin …

Posted February 11th, 2014

The U.S. Would Be Unwise To Provoke Russia Over Ukraine

David Adesnik responds to my last post on Ukraine: I think Yanukovich’s …

Posted December 19th, 2013

Bush’s Clueless Russia Policy

Mark Adomanis sums up Peter Baker’s account of Bush-era Russia policy: So …

Posted November 7th, 2013

The Russians Aren’t Coming

Tom Nichols and John Schindler’s follow-up to their argument about growing Russian …

Posted September 26th, 2013

Russia’s “Win” in Syria

Ariel Cohen gets things half-right when he writes this: Putin has demonstrated …

Posted September 17th, 2013