Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “New START”

The Inexhaustible Bad Faith of Iran Hawks

Much like Romney’s complaints about the “flaws” in New START, Cruz’s complaints about “sunset clauses” and the like are objections made in bad faith by someone who wants to demolish the entire structure.

Posted September 22nd, 2019

A Foreign Policy Pivot? I Wouldn’t Bet On It

The pivot metaphor has been used many times during Trump’s presidency to describe an impending change in direction, but the pivots never seem to take place.

Posted September 12th, 2019

The U.S. Needs More Arms Control

The danger in the coming years is that the limits put in place by the treaties negotiated during and after the Cold War will completely disappear.

Posted August 11th, 2019

Misunderstanding the ‘Restraint Coalition’

The differences Brands identifies may apply to generic Democrats and Republicans, but they don’t describe us very well at all.

Posted August 6th, 2019

New START Is On the Chopping Block

Refusing to extend the treaty is an act of international vandalism, since there will be nothing in the foreseeable future to replace New START when it is gone.

Posted July 31st, 2019

Feigning Interest in Arms Control to Kill New START

The administration’s supposed desire for a “better” arms control treaty is just as phony as its desire for a “better” nuclear deal with Iran.

Posted July 16th, 2019

Biden’s Ho-Hum Foreign Policy Speech

It should be possible to attack Trump on his record without whitewashing all of pre-2016 U.S. foreign policy as Biden did.

Posted July 11th, 2019

Bolton Isn’t Quitting

The only thing that Bolton believes in quitting is a successful diplomatic agreement that advances U.S. interests.

Posted July 5th, 2019

The Destruction of Arms Control

Bolton wants to burn down the last arms control treaty that remains for purely ideological reasons that have nothing to do with the security of the United States.

Posted July 1st, 2019

Bolton Gets Ready to Kill New START

Like all of his complaints about arms control agreements, Bolton’s criticisms of New START are made in bad faith.

Posted June 27th, 2019

Romney Has Learned Nothing

The junior senator from Utah has learned nothing after all these years, and there is no reason to expect that he ever will.

Posted June 6th, 2019

For Bolton, Diplomatic Success Is Failure and Failure Is Success

Bolton hates every diplomatic agreement that has succeeded, and he applauds diplomatic breakdowns as successes.

Posted March 3rd, 2019

Don’t Let New START Die

Allowing New START to expire would be very dangerous and foolish, but all signs suggest that this is exactly what the administration is going to do.

Posted February 7th, 2019

Survey: Two-Thirds of Americans Want to Keep the INF Treaty

Trump’s decision to exit the treaty doesn’t have popular support.

Posted February 5th, 2019

Trump Is Killing the INF Treaty

Giving up on the INF Treaty is one of the biggest blunders that Trump has made as president, and it could prove to be one of his costliest mistakes.

Posted February 1st, 2019

Save the INF Treaty

Quitting the INF Treaty unfortunately fits the administration’s pattern of reneging on and abandoning agreements without giving any thought to the consequences of withdrawal.

Posted December 10th, 2018

Quitting the INF Treaty Is a Serious Mistake

Quitting the INF Treaty and allowing New START to expire would represent the willful destruction of the most important arms control agreements that the U.S. has.

Posted October 21st, 2018