Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Vladimir Putin”

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

Obama’s Russia “Snub”

I’m not sure that Obama’s decision to “snub” Putin at the G-20 …

Posted August 7th, 2013

Policy Differences Trump Personal Ties

This New York Times article reviews Obama’s relationships with a number of …

Posted June 19th, 2013

U.S. Criticism Doesn’t Change Authoritarian Regimes’ Behavior

Hannah Thoburn protests what she considers to be an insufficient U.S. response …

Posted June 16th, 2013

Chechen Bombers in Boston

It’s not remotely clear that the suspects have political motivations.

Posted April 19th, 2013

Yoo and the Magnitsky Act

John Yoo isn’t very perceptive: But seriously, I couldn’t go to Russia …

Posted April 16th, 2013