Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Russia”

There Is No Need for a U.S. Military Base in Poland

Putting a new base in Poland doesn’t make sense for the U.S., it adds nothing to NATO’s security, and it would be yet another irritant in an already troubled relationship with Moscow.

Posted September 18th, 2018

No U.S. Interests Are Served by Trump’s Endless, Illegal War in Syria

The Trump administration is risking war with as many as three foreign governments.

Posted September 11th, 2018

A Third Attack on Syria Would Be Just as Illegal as the Last Two

The Trump administration would be wrong to launch more airstrikes on the Syrian government, and it has absolutely no authority to do so under the Constitution.

Posted September 11th, 2018

Our Endless, Illegal War in Syria

An open-ended military mission to police part of Syria and oppose Iranian influence is dangerous, unnecessary, and not in the American interest.

Posted September 6th, 2018

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

The Iran Obsession Strikes Again

The entire exercise is likely to be embarrassing for the U.S. because it will underscore just how isolated our government is following the president’s destructive decision to renege on the JCPOA.

Posted September 4th, 2018

Trump’s Reckless Syria Threat

The president is putting the U.S. in the absurd position of risking war with at least three governments for the sake of the remnants of an insurgency that has already lost.

Posted September 4th, 2018

McCain’s Foreign Policy Record

McCain specialized in matters of national security and foreign policy, and yet he had a remarkable knack for misjudging practically every major foreign policy issue of the last three decades.

Posted August 27th, 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

The Saudi Threat Against Qatar

The fact that the Saudis are willing to threaten another country with an illegal attack like this underscores just how reckless and destabilizing Saudi Arabia has become in the last few years.

Posted June 3rd, 2018

The Ridiculous Proposal to Label Russia a State Sponsor of Terrorism

None of the things Gardner lists here makes Russia a state sponsor of terrorism, unless we are redefining terrorism to include all policies and actions that Washington doesn’t like.

Posted April 23rd, 2018

No, Trump Is Not a ‘Realist’

Realist is probably the most overused and misused label in foreign policy discourse today.

Posted April 16th, 2018

Syria Is Not Ours to ‘Turn Over’ to Anyone

Syria was never ours to “turn over” to anyone else, and it never will be.

Posted April 16th, 2018