Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Dwight Eisenhower”

‘Rewarding Friends and Punishing Enemies’ Is a Gangster’s Motto, Not a Foreign Policy Rule

Many U.S. clients don’t deserve to be rewarded, and in some cases indulging them just encourages them to be reckless and implicates us in their excesses and wrongdoing.

Posted February 6th, 2017

Why I Won’t Miss Obama

Obama has tossed aside the last few restrictions that theoretically limited presidential war-making.

Posted March 14th, 2016

A “Reform Conservative” Foreign Policy Without Any Reform (II)

Reciting hawkish boilerplate isn’t reform.

Posted January 14th, 2015

Presidential Legacies and the Judgements of “History”

Aaron David Miller thinks he knows how “history” will judge Obama’s foreign …

Posted May 22nd, 2014

Obama, Paul, and Jeffersonian Foreign Policy

Colin Dueck’s conclusion to his article on Rand Paul shows why we …

Posted January 30th, 2014

Why Republicans Might Lose in 2016

Megan McArdle thinks that a Republican victory in 2016 is likely. The …

Posted July 12th, 2013

Interventionists Ignore Public Opinion at Their Peril

Richard Cohen uses a very strange example to berate Obama for his …

Posted February 11th, 2013

The Libyan War and Realism

Noah Millman continues the discussion on Obama and realism: To start, allow …

Posted January 24th, 2013

Obama and Truman

Ross Douthat employs a strange anachronism in his recent column on Obama’s …

Posted January 15th, 2013

The GOP’s Biggest Problem on Foreign Policy

Danielle Pletka unwittingly reminds everyone why Republicans are still not trusted on …

Posted January 4th, 2013

Chuck Hagel & GOP Foreign Policy

What will it take for Republicans to reclaim moderate internationalism?

Posted December 17th, 2012

Ike’s Bluff

Here is an excerpt from my review of Evan Thomas’ Ike’s Bluff …

Posted November 25th, 2012