Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “China”

China and Germany Reject Trump’s Threats

Trump’s Iran policy is illegitimate in the eyes of almost every other government in the world.

Posted August 8th, 2018

The Case for Normalizing Relations with Iran

It is extremely strange that our governments do not have normal relations after all this time.

Posted August 7th, 2018

Trump’s Persistent Iran Delusions

Another case of Trump declaring victory when nothing has changed.

Posted July 17th, 2018

Trump Touts a ‘Contract’ with North Korea That Doesn’t Exist

If Trump thinks that he has somehow been betrayed or cheated, he is much more likely to listen to the ravings of Graham and Bolton.

Posted July 9th, 2018

Paying the Price of Trump’s Iran Obsession

Trump’s Iran policy has been destructive all along, but now it is threatening to damage the U.S. and global economy for no good reason.

Posted June 27th, 2018

The Destructive Iran Obsession Gets Even Worse

The U.S. isn’t just proposing to wage economic war on Iran, but threatens to extend that war to all of Iran’s major trading partners.

Posted June 26th, 2018

Waging a Trade War That No One Supports

The only one that seems likely to benefit from this quarreling among allies is China while we hurt each other for no reason.

Posted June 6th, 2018

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

A new history of Arabia, written in stone. Elias Muhanna describes the …

Posted June 1st, 2018

Thornton and Trump’s Disdain for Diplomacy

Withdrawing Thornton’s nomination will continue the administration’s pattern of rejecting knowledgeable people for important positions because they fail to adopt sufficiently hawkish views.

Posted May 30th, 2018

Stop Comparing North Korea to Libya

The administration has to stop thinking of North Korea as another Libya in any way.

Posted May 26th, 2018

Bolton Will Be Trump’s New National Security Advisor

Everything that was reckless and destructive in Trump’s foreign policy is now much likelier to become even worse.

Posted March 22nd, 2018

Trump’s National Security ‘Strategy’ and the Great Powers

Trump’s “strategy” likely increases tensions with both major powers in Eurasia at the same time, and it gives them added incentive for them to work together against the U.S.

Posted December 18th, 2017

Haley’s Empty Threats and Unrealistic Demands

The administration’s response to the latest test shows that they remain wedded to a bankrupt approach that prioritizes isolation and punitive measures.

Posted November 29th, 2017

China and Trump’s Unrealistic North Korea Policy

Trump either badly misunderstood the Chinese position and went public with that misunderstanding, or he misrepresented it to make it seem as if his unctuous behavior towards Xi had paid off.

Posted November 16th, 2017

Trump’s Unsuccessful Asia Trip

Trump’s Asia trip was unsuccessful and marred by some significant mistakes.

Posted November 14th, 2017

Trump’s North Korea Policy Is Divorced from Reality

The administration remains committed to pursuing an impossible goal at the risk of fighting an unnecessary and very costly war.

Posted November 8th, 2017

Trump’s Unforced Error on China and Japan

Trump’s remarks seem designed to alarm Beijing and embarrass Tokyo.

Posted November 4th, 2017