Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Bosnia”

A Quarter-Century of Interventions

The U.S. has bombed and/or invaded another country at least once every year for the past twenty-one years straight.

Posted May 27th, 2015

The Uses and Abuses of Historical Analogies

Historical analogies are very often used in crude attempts to shoehorn modern events into convenient ideological stories.

Posted December 1st, 2014

The Many Flaws of “Conservative Internationalism” (II)

Henry Nau repeats his unpersuasive case for what he calls conservative internationalism. …

Posted April 29th, 2014

George H.W. Bush Wasn’t an “Isolationist,” And Other Observations

Michael Tomasky attacks non-existent “isolationism” with some curious modern examples: But there’s …

Posted September 13th, 2013

Why It Matters That Syria Isn’t Bosnia

Micah Zenko revisits sloppy comparisons between Bosnia and Syria: It is true …

Posted July 11th, 2013

The Weary Recitation of Bad Analogies

Richard Cohen reminds us that his references to interventions in the Balkans …

Posted June 17th, 2013

Debating Military Interventions

Paul Miller doesn’t like how the term intervention is used in foreign …

Posted June 11th, 2013

Pernicious Liberal Hawkishness and Syria

Richard Cohen cannot help himself: With a population of around 40 million, …

Posted June 4th, 2013

Crocker on Syria

Josh Rogin reports on the former U.S. diplomats that are wary of …

Posted May 15th, 2013

The Proud Ignorance of Iraq War Hawks

So Jackson Diehl learned nothing from the Iraq war: The problem here …

Posted April 1st, 2013

The “Fast” Interventions of the ’90s Weren’t All That Fast

Jonathan Chait’s explanation for why he supported the Iraq war isn’t very …

Posted March 24th, 2013

Kristol’s Bizarre History Lesson

There’s a lot wrong with this Bill Kristol article, but this line …

Posted March 18th, 2013

Syria Is Still Not Bosnia

In the midst of a bad argument for intervention in Syria, Leon …

Posted March 12th, 2013

Revisiting the “Chicken Kiev” Speech

Noah Millman continues the discussion on separatism: And editorialists were far from …

Posted November 1st, 2012

The U.S. Would Be Stuck with Most of the Risks and Costs of a Syrian War

Richard Cohen is still unhappy that the U.S. has not been bombing …

Posted October 16th, 2012

A Fantasy Speech to Attack a Fantasy Record

Bret Stephens wants Mitt Romney to give a terrible foreign policy speech. …

Posted September 24th, 2012

No, Really, Syria Isn’t Bosnia

The Wall Street Journal rehashes bad ideas for intervention in Syria, complete …

Posted June 14th, 2012