Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Vladimir Putin”

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

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