Daniel Larison
A daily blog on foreign policy and international affairs by Daniel Larison
Created 27 Jul 2020
  • The Cruel Farce of U.S. Regime Change Policy in Venezuela
    05 Jan 2022 • 5 min read • 15 4
    The Biden administration is continuing the farce that is our government’s regime change policy in Venezuela: The United States continues to recognize the authority of the democratically elected 2015 N...
  • An Unnecessary 'Two-Headed Fight'
    05 Jan 2022 • < 1 min read • 12 4
    Seth Cropsey tries to tie together two issues that have very little to do with each other: A crisis may be imminent in Ukraine as Vladimir Putin gathers troops on the Russian border for a possible inv...
  • Support an End of War Declaration in Korea
    05 Jan 2022 • < 1 min read • 14 5
    The South Korean government is still actively pursuing an end of war declaration for the Korean War: South Korea’s president Moon Jae-in is pressing ahead with his quest to declare an end to the Korea...
  • Si Vis Pacem, Don't Listen to Joe Lieberman
    03 Jan 2022 • 2 min read • 22 2
    As he usually does, Joe Lieberman is banging war drums: A great Roman general said a long time ago, “If you want peace, prepare for war.” That is wise counsel worth following with Russia and Iran in 2...
  • The Delusions That Created the Ukraine Crisis
    30 Dec 2021 • 1 min read • 10 6
    The current Ukraine crisis is the product of delusional thinking. Gerard Toal explained this last week in an excellent column: The short answer is this: security delusions on all sides paved the way, ...
  • Choking the Afghan People to Death
    29 Dec 2021 • 3 min read • 18 4
    Graeme Smith urges the U.S. and its allies to stop starving Afghanistan: The United States and its allies should ease their restrictions and get to work helping revive the Afghan economy. Doing so wou...
  • Hawkish Ideologues and the Risk-Averse Authoritarians
    28 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read • 12 2
    Aaron MacLean from the poorly-named Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) claims to be able to explain “what Putin, Xi, and Khamenei want,” and then ends up offering the crudest and most simplis...
  • A 'Preventive' Attack That Would Prevent Nothing
    23 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read • 10 2
    Eric Brewer and Nicholas Miller consider what would be a “redline” for military action against Iran. They open the article with this line: Iran’s expanding nuclear program and foot-dragging at the neg...
  • Biden's Stagnant Venezuela Policy Has to Change
    22 Dec 2021 • 3 min read • 15 5
    Geoff Ramsey urges Biden to change the stagnant Venezuela policy that he inherited from Trump: After 11 months in office, the administration has not significantly altered U.S. policy. Indeed, in Janua...
  • Fighting for Ukraine Is a Losing Proposition
    20 Dec 2021 • 2 min read • 14 5
    Fred Kagan is on the warpath as usual: Americans and Europeans must understand that Ukraine’s independence is of vital import — for ourselves as well as Ukraine — and must act accordingly. That is als...
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