Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “EU”

Trump’s Obnoxious Meddling in Britain

It is a measure of how deeply loathed he is in the U.K. that Trump’s embrace of Johnson and his criticism of May are likely to doom Johnson’s prospects and bolster support for the prime minister.

Posted July 12th, 2018

Boris Johnson Leaves Again

Both May and the U.K. are running out of time to secure an agreement to salvage something from the shambles that her government has made of this process.

Posted July 9th, 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

What Is Trump’s Trade War Supposed to Accomplish?

Like any coercive tactic, it will breed resentment and encourage resistance among the affected nations.

Posted June 1st, 2018

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

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

Posted June 1st, 2018

Trump Starts an Unnecessary Trade War

Initiating a trade war with many of our major trading partners will harm many more U.S. manufacturers and other businesses than it could conceivably help.

Posted May 31st, 2018

Nobody ‘Wins’ in a Trade War

Trump doesn’t accept that mutually beneficial exchanges and agreements are possible, and so he looks for ways to sabotage them.

Posted March 2nd, 2018

Trump’s Bullying of Our Allies on the Nuclear Deal Won’t Succeed

Our allies see no reason to “fix” something that isn’t broken.

Posted January 25th, 2018

Iran Hawks Can’t Stop Lying About the Nuclear Deal

Our government is risking harm to our relations with allies by lying about the nuclear deal.

Posted October 19th, 2017

The Folly of Reneging on the Nuclear Deal

The U.S. would gain nothing from reneging on the deal.

Posted September 26th, 2017

Trump’s Nuclear Deal Folly

The administration is desperate to find an excuse to get rid of the deal, but they aren’t finding one that anyone else takes seriously.

Posted September 21st, 2017

The Pitfalls of Sanctions

Our allies understandably resent having their companies punished for the behavior of another government and reasonably object to being dictated to by Washington.

Posted July 31st, 2017

Why May Should Go

May is finished politically, and the Conservatives should replace her sooner rather than later.

Posted July 12th, 2017

The Problem with Kurdish Independence

Kurdish independence would spark new conflicts and complicate existing ones.

Posted June 20th, 2017

Trump’s Failure on His First First Foreign Trip

Trump returned with little to show for his time abroad and damaged a few important relationships in the process.

Posted May 30th, 2017

Trump Hectors NATO Allies, But Praises the Saudis

If we are going to flatter and applaud anyone, it should be our real allies and not reckless clients that implicate us in their war crimes.

Posted May 25th, 2017

May’s Election Gamble

If there’s one thing May ought to have learned from her predecessor, it is that voters have an odd habit of not cooperating with a politician’s plans

Posted April 19th, 2017