Daniel Larison

Posts in category “foreign policy”

Public Opinion and the War Against ISIS

Far from being “in love” with war, the public has been whipped into a panic about a vastly exaggerated threat by fear-mongers.

Posted September 30th, 2014

Another Foreign Protest, Another Pointless Demand That the U.S. “Speak Out”

At best, “speaking out” about Hong Kong protests would be a vain gesture, and at worst it could do real harm to the protesters and their cause.

Posted September 30th, 2014

Most Americans Aren’t Hawks

Most Americans don’t identify as hawks, and even more of them don’t want a global “leadership” role for the U.S.

Posted September 30th, 2014

Why the Public Expects Escalation in Iraq and Syria

The public can see that Obama has yielded to pressure for escalation before, and they assume he will do so again.

Posted September 30th, 2014

Cruz’s Reckless Foreign Policy

Cruz has confirmed that his foreign policy is one of “shoot first and don’t ask any questions.”

Posted September 30th, 2014

Georgia and the War Against ISIS

It makes no sense for Georgia to join the latest U.S. war effort.

Posted September 29th, 2014

“Moderate” Rebels Protest U.S. Strikes in Syria

Another reason to doubt the wisdom of the latest war.

Posted September 29th, 2014

Keep Ukraine Out of NATO

The notion of bringing Ukraine in NATO should be shelved permanently.

Posted September 29th, 2014

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The most dangerous world ever? Christopher Preble debunks alarmist claims about how …

Posted September 26th, 2014

The Folly of Fighting Against Both Sides in Syria (II)

The administration appears to have committed the U.S. to go to war against the Syrian government if the regime attacks U.S. proxies.

Posted September 26th, 2014

The U.S. and Israel’s Nuclear Arsenal

The U.S. shouldn’t be forcing people working for the government to “keep” a secret that was revealed long ago.

Posted September 26th, 2014

Why Cameron Recalled Parliament and Obama Ignored Congress

Obama concluded that his mistake last year was not in trying to intervene but rather in bothering to ask for support.

Posted September 25th, 2014

The ISIS War and America’s Role in the World

It seems very unlikely that the current intervention can possibly succeed on its own terms.

Posted September 25th, 2014

How Long Will the Public Support the War on ISIS?

Public support for military intervention is so fleeting because almost all American wars fought in the last fifty years have been unnecessary ones.

Posted September 25th, 2014

The Terrible Idea of Romney 2016

An appallingly bad idea for all involved

Posted September 25th, 2014

The Lazy and Dishonest “Anti-Israel” Attack

Ted Cruz resorted to another round of dishonest smears.

Posted September 24th, 2014

Why Cruz Represents The Worst of Both Worlds on Foreign Policy

He wants to intervene in the affairs of other countries while remaining oblivious and indifferent to their political realities.

Posted September 24th, 2014