Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Vietnam”

Washington’s Continuing Failure to Understand Our Adversaries

The U.S. keeps expecting North Korea to give up something that they have no reason to give up in exchange for something that isn’t as important to them as we think it is.

Posted March 4th, 2019

The Importance of Engagement with Iran

Diplomatic engagement isn’t going to eliminate all conflicts, but it allows the U.S. to manage those conflicts and defuse tensions before they reach dangerous levels.

Posted January 21st, 2019

The Case for Normalizing Relations with Iran

It is extremely strange that our governments do not have normal relations after all this time.

Posted August 7th, 2018

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

Tillerson Doesn’t Understand Diplomacy

Tillerson’s comment about the relationship with Iran displays a startling ignorance of how often the U.S. has found a way to set aside old animosities with its adversaries.

Posted October 8th, 2017

Rubio and China

As he usually does, Rubio prefers a combative approach without weighing the costs or thinking through the consequences.

Posted August 26th, 2015

The Absurd Idea of an Alliance with Vietnam (II)

Vietnam is not an obvious or desirable ally.

Posted December 2nd, 2014

The Absurd Idea of an Alliance with Vietnam

Allying with Vietnam would be short-sighted and irresponsible.

Posted October 14th, 2014

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Shakespeare’s elusive politics. Noah Millman rejects the idea that Shakespeare was simply …

Posted August 8th, 2014

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The war for the “Greater Middle East.” Andrew Bacevich summarizes the reasons …

Posted July 18th, 2014

ANZUS and Dangerous Allies

Jared McKinney reviews Dangerous Allies, a new book by Malcolm Fraser, the …

Posted July 9th, 2014

Weekly Roundup

Egypt’s new dictator. Gregg Carlstrom profiles Abdel Fatah el-Sisi. Germany considers how …

Posted February 21st, 2014

No, J.F.K. Wasn’t a Conservative

Matt Steinglass ably dissects the recently-revived argument that John F. Kennedy was …

Posted October 22nd, 2013

Don’t Weep for the “Special” Relationship

Roger Cohen’s lament for the “special” relationship is as absurd an overreaction …

Posted August 30th, 2013

The Confusion of Iraq War Hawks

Dan McCarthy makes an interesting suggestion in his new post on Vietnam, …

Posted March 25th, 2013

The GOP’s “McCain Phase”

It’s useful in some ways to think of the Iraq war as …

Posted March 14th, 2013

What If China Is Declining in Strength?

Minxin Pei proposes that the U.S. change its China policy to cope …

Posted August 30th, 2012