Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “New START”

Renew New START

Letting the treaty expire would make both countries and the entire world less secure, and it would further damage relations with Russia.

Posted September 5th, 2018

A Missed Opportunity on New START

Failure to extend the treaty will leave both countries worse off, and once the treaty expires it is difficult to imagine another one taking its place anytime soon.

Posted July 17th, 2018

The Helsinki Debacle and U.S.-Russian Relations

Trump is bringing discredit on the very idea of engagement with Russia, and at the same time the U.S. gains nothing from his substance-free approach to diplomacy.

Posted July 16th, 2018

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Is intentional starvation the future of war? Jane Ferguson reports on the …

Posted July 13th, 2018

New START and the Helsinki Summit

Unfortunately, the president and his National Security Advisor have both expressed opposition to New START in the past.

Posted July 10th, 2018

The Iran Obsession and the Helsinki Summit

The administration is once again subordinating U.S. policy to the preferences of its reckless clients in the region.

Posted July 2nd, 2018

No, Bolton Is Not a Pragmatist

A genuine pragmatist would accept the nuclear deal for what it does and seek to maximize the benefits that the U.S. gets from it. A blinkered ideologue wants to burn it to the ground. Bolton is obviously the latter.

Posted March 26th, 2018

Corker Announces His Retirement

Corker distinguished himself in a bad way by being remarkably supportive of the Saudi-led war on Yemen.

Posted September 26th, 2017

Trump’s Nuclear Babble

Trump’s proposal to increase America’s nuclear arsenal would be enormously expensive, a violation of existing treaties, and the start of an unnecessary arms race.

Posted February 23rd, 2017

Trump’s Foreign Policy Incoherence

The administration is reliably belligerent, but otherwise it is unreliable.

Posted February 20th, 2017

Trump, New START, and U.S.-Russian Relations

If Trump is now echoing the shoddy arguments against New START, that’s bad news for improving relations with Russia.

Posted February 9th, 2017

Trump, Gottemoeller, and U.S.-Russia Relations

There doesn’t seem to be any advantage gained in trying to force Gottemoeller out.

Posted December 16th, 2016

The Third Presidential Debate

Trump missed his last major chance to make the election more competitive.

Posted October 20th, 2016

Clinton’s San Diego Speech on Trump and Foreign Policy

Clinton presented herself as much more of a supporter of diplomatic engagement than she really is while obscuring her reliable support for military action.

Posted June 2nd, 2016

A Trump-Corker Ticket?

On foreign policy, Corker has a mostly bad record.

Posted May 24th, 2016

Why I Won’t Miss Obama

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

Posted March 14th, 2016

Obama’s Foreign Policy Legacy

The war on Yemen that the U.S. has supported over the last nine months has to be the largest black mark on Obama’s record.

Posted December 28th, 2015