Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “The Philippines”

Remembering the Philippine War

It is significant that one of the only times in recent years that the Philippine War was remembered was so that it could provide fodder for the counterinsurgency fad among pro-war pundits.

Posted August 5th, 2019

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

John Bolton’s history of tirades and dirty tricks. Daniel DePetris reviews Bolton’s …

Posted March 30th, 2018

Romney’s Fantasy Version of American History

The more disturbing possibility is that Romney actually believes that his fantasy version of American history is true.

Posted March 30th, 2018

Trump’s Unsuccessful Asia Trip

Trump’s Asia trip was unsuccessful and marred by some significant mistakes.

Posted November 14th, 2017

Trump’s Asia Trip

Based on his past behavior, it is more likely than not that the president will get into a public quarrel with at least one allied government during the trip.

Posted November 2nd, 2017

Whose West?

Except as a category for organizing different areas and periods of history, “civilization” is not a terribly useful unit of analysis.

Posted February 21st, 2017

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Rise of the American mercenary. Kelley Vlahos reports on the extensive role …

Posted October 28th, 2016

Duterte and U.S. Foreign Policy

The U.S. shouldn’t keep its forces where they aren’t wanted, and it shouldn’t want to keep security dependents that no longer desire our presence.

Posted October 26th, 2016

Foreign Policy and the Third Presidential Debate

The candidates have had to answer remarkably few questions about how and why they would continue America’s entanglements in foreign conflicts.

Posted October 19th, 2016

Weekly Roundup

Who are the protesters in Ukraine? Keith Darden and Lucan Way review …

Posted February 14th, 2014

Bad Ideas for U.S. Policy in Asia

Joseph Bosco makes a number of questionable proposals about U.S. policy in …

Posted February 5th, 2014

The Myth of the “Honest Broker”

Andrew Bacevich reviewed American Umpire for the current issue of the magazine. …

Posted August 13th, 2013

Anti-Imperialism and Conservatives

Having recently discussed Grover Cleveland’s foreign policy record in an article for …

Posted June 10th, 2013