Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Russia”

Why Trump’s Iran Policy Fails

There is a basic failure to understand the Iranian government’s behavior that distorts the Trump administration’s perception.

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

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

The Bogus ‘Credibility’ Argument Rides Again

All of the same painfully stupid arguments are back, and they have only gotten worse with repetition.

Posted June 23rd, 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

The Pointless Jerusalem ‘Summit’

This meeting in Jerusalem will make for a curious photo op, but it isn’t going to produce anything significant.

Posted June 5th, 2019

Trump’s Venezuela Hallucination

In this case, it seems that he just invented something out of thin air so that his Venezuela policy wouldn’t look quite so feckless.

Posted June 4th, 2019

Pence’s Dangerous West Point Sabre-Rattling

When political and military leaders in a country convince themselves that war with another state is inevitable, they tend to take actions that make it harder to avoid that war.

Posted May 28th, 2019

Yes, NATO Expansion Was a Mistake

NATO expansion has been a mistake for the U.S. because the U.S. didn’t need to add any more security commitments in Europe or anywhere else after the end of the Cold War.

Posted May 14th, 2019

The Regime Change Policy Keeps Failing in Venezuela

One of the main reasons is that both the opposition and the administration have assumed that everything would fall into place and that their opponents would put up no resistance.

Posted May 1st, 2019

An Awful ‘Strategy’ for China

This “strategy” reeks of trying to essentialize cultural and racial differences as the basis for stoking tensions with another major power.

Posted May 1st, 2019

The Stalemate in Venezuela

After three months of deadlock, Venezuela’s crisis appears to be no closer to resolution than it was in January.

Posted May 1st, 2019

Trump’s Misguided Venezuela and Cuba Policies

As usual, Mead fails to grasp that this is proof that Trump’s aggressive policies are reckless and harmful to U.S. interests.

Posted April 23rd, 2019

Taking the Wrong Side in Libya

The Trump administration is taking sides in Libya’s civil war, and thanks to the president’s bad judgment our government is taking the wrong side.

Posted April 19th, 2019

Don’t Goad Trump Into Starting a War

When he claims that Russia is “taunting” the U.S., Zakaria is clearly taunting Trump to do something foolish in order to uphold another stupid “red line.”

Posted April 3rd, 2019