Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Japan”

Cotton’s Blithe Warmongering on Iran

It is unfortunate that Cotton’s proposal was not laughed out of the room for being the sick warmongering that it is.

Posted June 16th, 2019

Abe’s Thankless Task in Tehran

Instead of putting one of our allies in the absurd position of being our go-between, the next administration should open direct channels of communication with the Iranian government.

Posted June 12th, 2019

The Impasse with Iran

Iran has every incentive to avoid talking to the U.S. right now, and the administration’s interest in negotiation is disingenuous and purely for show.

Posted June 11th, 2019

Diplomacy with North Korea Needs Realistic Goals

North Korea isn’t going to give up its nuclear weapons in any case, so these objections to Moon’s mediation make no sense.

Posted May 29th, 2018

The Danger of Unrealistic Goals for North Korea Diplomacy

The gap between the U.S. and North Korean positions does not appear to have narrowed at all.

Posted April 20th, 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

The U.S. and Japan Close the Door on North Korean Diplomacy

If North Korea has to make major concessions as a condition for beginning a “meaningful dialogue,” that guarantees that there will be no dialogue of any kind.

Posted February 19th, 2018

Trump’s Unforced Error on China and Japan

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

Posted November 4th, 2017

Trump’s Asia Trip

Based on his past behavior, it is more likely than not that the president will get into a public quarrel with at least one allied government during the trip.

Posted November 2nd, 2017

Insisting on North Korea’s Denuclearization Is a Dead End

Denuclearization of North Korea is not a realistic or achievable goal.

Posted October 30th, 2017

The U.S. Should Talk to North Korea, and Trump Should Be Quiet

There is no effective “answer” to North Korean provocations that doesn’t eventually involve diplomatic engagement with them.

Posted August 30th, 2017

Graham’s Deranged Idea for Attacking North Korea

Graham’s only desire is to get the U.S. into more unnecessary wars regardless of the consequences.

Posted April 20th, 2017

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Cameron is in the fight of his life. Philip Johnston comments on …

Posted May 13th, 2016

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

P5+1 nations press Senate Democrats to support the nuclear deal. John Hudson …

Posted August 7th, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The fear of cowardice. Chris Walsh explains the role the idea of …

Posted June 26th, 2015

Walker’s Bad History and Worse Foreign Policy

Walker talks about learning from history, but fails to take into account the different circumstances of the two periods that he is comparing.

Posted June 1st, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The escalation advocates are wrong on Ukraine. Sean Kay counters the argument …

Posted February 6th, 2015