Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Recep Tayyip Erdogan”

Trump’s Failed Foreign Policy in Miniature

The Erdogan letter is Trump’s failed foreign policy in miniature: ignorant, blustering, threatening, and ineffectual.

Posted October 17th, 2019

Trump’s Embarrassing Letter to Erdogan

In what universe would a message like this produce a favorable response?

Posted October 16th, 2019

The Push to Get Rid of Bolton

If Bolton is “under attack” from within the administration, it is because he has behaved with the same recklessness and incompetence that characterize his preferred policies overseas.

Posted January 14th, 2019

Erdogan’s Gift to Bolton

Erdogan’s snub is the perfect gift for Bolton and for the other Iran hawks that want an excuse to keep our illegal war in Syria going a while longer.

Posted January 8th, 2019

Flynn’s Turkish Connection

Trump made Flynn his National Security Advisor knowing that he was suspected of working as a lobbyist for a foreign government.

Posted May 17th, 2017

Trump’s Strongman Infatuation

The trouble isn’t just that he is cultivating closer ties with these leaders, but that he applauds and endorses their power-grabs and abuses along the way.

Posted May 4th, 2017

Trump and U.S. Support for Authoritarian Power-Grabs

When he sides with authoritarian leaders against their domestic opposition, Trump is unfortunately not so different from his predecessors.

Posted April 18th, 2017

The Failed Coup in Turkey

Military rule would have been no better for Turkey’s political stability in the coming years.

Posted July 18th, 2016

Hawks Continue to Misunderstand and Misrepresent the Green Movement

No Victor Davis Hanson column on foreign policy would be complete without …

Posted July 16th, 2013

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

Obama and Erdogan

Aaron Goldstein has an unusual interpretation of the protests in Turkey: Even …

Posted June 3rd, 2013

Public Opinion and Syria

Marc Lynch recently cited some interesting results from a Pew survey of …

Posted May 8th, 2013

The U.S. Shouldn’t Indulge Its Allies’ Adventurism

Bruce Crumley reports on the French decision to recognize the reorganized opposition …

Posted November 14th, 2012

Romney, Turkey, and Possible Future Intervention in Syria

Bob Wright considers the likelihood of military intervention under Romney: But, whatever …

Posted October 30th, 2012