Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Barry Posen”

The War on Yemen and Everything That’s Wrong with U.S. Foreign Policy

Our government’s support for the war on Yemen exemplifies all of what is worst in U.S. foreign policy.

Posted August 15th, 2018

Trump the ‘Illiberal Hegemonist’

“Illiberal hegemony” is the worst of both worlds.

Posted February 19th, 2018

Trump’s Anti-Restraint Foreign Policy

One of the more worrisome aspects of Trump’s foreign policy to date has been his tendency to encourage what Barry Posen calls “reckless driving” by U.S. clients.

Posted November 8th, 2017

Trump vs. Foreign Policy Restraint (II)

The gap between what advocates of restraint want to see in U.S. foreign policy and what Trump is doing is very wide and seems likely to keep getting wider.

Posted January 27th, 2017

Trump vs. Foreign Policy Restraint

Trump has given us many reasons to assume he isn’t in favor of foreign policy restraint.

Posted January 3rd, 2017

No, the U.S. Doesn’t Need Higher Military Spending

The case for increased military spending is not at all persuasive.

Posted November 12th, 2015

The Folly and Futility of Arming Ukraine

Even if it doesn’t lead to escalation, it still isn’t going to “work.”

Posted February 4th, 2015

The U.S.-Israel Relationship and “Reckless Driving”

Netanyahu seems sure that there will be no real consequences for Israel for his behavior.

Posted January 27th, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The truth about the wars. Daniel Bolger reflects on the wars in …

Posted November 14th, 2014

Rand Paul and “Reckless Driving”

Emma Roller reports on Rand Paul’s recent “pro-Israel” pandering: Since that fateful …

Posted July 2nd, 2014

Sikorski and the U.S. Propensity To Indulge Allied Whining

Kori Schake’s response to the Sikorski leak is exactly what you’d expect: …

Posted June 30th, 2014

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

To bomb or not to bomb. Micah Zenko objects to reducing foreign …

Posted June 20th, 2014

The U.S. Shouldn’t Intervene in Iraq (II)

Barry Posen makes the case for doing nothing in Iraq: America need …

Posted June 18th, 2014

The Value of Restraint

Noah Berlatsky has written a thoughtful review of Barry Posen’s Restraint. He …

Posted June 18th, 2014

Restraint, Iraq, and the “Surge”

I am now reading Barry Posen’s new book, Restraint. In one section …

Posted June 16th, 2014

The New Internationalism

Stephen Walt recently criticized the upcoming foreign policy think tank annual conferences …

Posted June 12th, 2014

Burden-Sharing Requires American Restraint

Christopher Preble observes that our allies won’t assume greater burdens for their …

Posted May 30th, 2014