Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Henry Kissinger”

Will Trump Make Pompeo National Security Advisor?

Pompeo can’t even do the one job he already has, and giving him added responsibility and power would be a terrible mistake.

Posted September 12th, 2019

Two Tedious Attacks on Realists

Attacks on academic realists are written to shore up the boundaries of what passes for acceptable “mainstream” foreign policy thought in Washington.

Posted September 20th, 2017

Trump and Obama Aren’t Realists

Trump and Obama may end up taking a few positions that realists share, but they are doing so for their own reasons and usually with very different assumptions about how the world works.

Posted April 13th, 2016

Christie and the GOP’s Foreign Policy Ignorance Problem

There’s no substitute for paying close attention to foreign policy issues over a long period of time.

Posted December 4th, 2015

Kissinger’s Misleading Claims on Yemen

The U.S. isn’t at odds with the despots in Cairo and Riyadh.

Posted October 19th, 2015

Obama Isn’t a Synthesis of McGovern and Kissinger

Hawks need Obama to be some hybrid holdover from the 1970s, because they are still arguing with their old opponents from forty years ago.

Posted October 21st, 2014

Obama and Realism

Leon Hadar responds to my post on Obama and realism: There is …

Posted January 22nd, 2013

Beyond Realism

Will Marshall wants Obama to move “beyond realism” in foreign policy: Amoral, …

Posted September 6th, 2012