Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Hungary”

‘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

No, There Isn’t a ‘New Cold War’ Between Democracy and Authoritarianism

What we see instead is a series of limited, largely reactive moves by authoritarian states against perceived threats to themselves or their clients.

Posted August 29th, 2016

McCain and Orban

McCain’s blunderbuss approach to diplomacy is an embarrassment for the U.S.

Posted December 5th, 2014

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

A portrait of an imperialist. Geoffrey Wheatcroft reviews Lawrence James’ Churchill and …

Posted August 22nd, 2014

The Awful “Credibility” Argument That Never Dies

Pascal-Emmnauel Gobry says that America’s biggest foreign policy problem is that the …

Posted June 25th, 2014

Thoughtless Rhetoric and Foreign Rebellions

Bryan Cartledge’s history of Hungary, The Will to Survive, has been described …

Posted February 25th, 2014

Slogans Have Consequences

I recently came across Twelve Days, Victor Sebestyen’s history of the 1956 …

Posted February 21st, 2014

Our Clueless Man in Oslo

Henri Barkey rails against the Obama administration’s selection of spectacularly unqualified nominees …

Posted February 7th, 2014

U.S. Criticism Doesn’t Change Authoritarian Regimes’ Behavior

Hannah Thoburn protests what she considers to be an insufficient U.S. response …

Posted June 16th, 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