Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Walter Russell Mead”

Why Does the U.S. Cling to an Impossible Goal on North Korea?

For many policymakers and pundits, it is politically safer and easier to endorse a policy goal that can’t be achieved because it is considered “tough.”

Posted February 13th, 2018

Trump’s Unrealistic Foreign Policy

The rhetoric and rationalizations may be different under Trump, but the overconfidence in American power hasn’t changed.

Posted November 28th, 2017

Trump’s First Big Foreign Policy Failure

Trump ordered an illegal attack on a government that posed no threat to the U.S.

Posted April 7th, 2017

Mead’s Ludicrous Revisionism on the Green Movement and Obama

The idea that there was anything the U.S. could have done to change the outcome of Iran’s internal political dispute for the better is ludicrously false.

Posted August 25th, 2016

The U.N. Vote and the So-Called “End Run” Around Congress

This does not have the makings of a “constitutional crisis.”

Posted July 20th, 2015

The Politics of the Libyan War

If politicians were judged on the quality of their record, Libya would be a major problem for Clinton.

Posted April 24th, 2015

Bush and the “Jacksonians”

Beinart once again shows how unhelpful and frequently misleading Mead’s categories can be.

Posted February 19th, 2015

Israel and the “Jacksonians”

In this case many so-called “Jacksonians” will make excuses for another government’s shoddy behavior, which is exactly what “Jacksonians” aren’t supposed to do.

Posted January 28th, 2015

Mead’s Ridiculous Linkage Argument

Walter Russell Mead must be kidding: Unhappily for the Obama administration, the …

Posted July 29th, 2014

The “Post-American” World and Hawkish Fear-mongering

Walter Russell Mead makes some more unfounded assertions: But thanks to Vladimir …

Posted June 2nd, 2014

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

How many people have died in Syria’s war? Laia Balcells, Lionel Beehner, …

Posted May 2nd, 2014

Foreign Policy and the 2016 Election

Walter Russell Mead comments on an item about the possible role of …

Posted April 10th, 2014

Obama’s Real Foreign Policy Dilemma

Walter Russell Mead reads Leslie Gelb’s bizarre demand to make empty military …

Posted April 7th, 2014

Mead’s Warped Understanding of Russia

Walter Russell Mead has a strange definition of what makes a great …

Posted February 17th, 2014

Guilting Germany Into a More Aggressive Foreign Policy (II)

Walter Russell Mead hopes that Germans can be cajoled into backing more …

Posted February 4th, 2014

Saunders on the “Axis of Weevils”

Paul Saunders also found Mead’s “axis of weevils” argument to be unpersuasive: …

Posted December 18th, 2013

The “Axis of Weevils”: Silly and Misleading

David Ignatius cites a recent Mead article to make a point about …

Posted December 14th, 2013