Daniel Larison

Posts in category “foreign policy”

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

How not to write about Iran. Ishaan Tharoor offers a guide in …

Posted July 3rd, 2015

Cruz’s Risible Cuba Demagoguery

Cruz’s pretense that he “stands” with the people of Cuba by opposing normalization is risible.

Posted July 2nd, 2015

McConnell and the Iran Hawks’ Loathing of Diplomacy

McConnell confirms that there could never be any deal that would satisfy him and other Iran hawks.

Posted July 2nd, 2015

Getting Iran Wrong

Hawks have every incentive to try to use Iran’s ancient history and crude stereotypes about Iranians for the purpose of threat inflation and sowing distrust.

Posted July 2nd, 2015

The Indefensible War on Yemen Continues

Yemen has been kicked into the abyss thanks to an unnecessary war that our government continues to support.

Posted July 1st, 2015

Christie’s Hawkish Errors

Christie’s rhetoric reflects some of the biggest mistakes that hawks make when thinking about foreign policy.

Posted July 1st, 2015

Graham’s Iran Panic

All of the regimes that hard-liners have assumed could not be deterred have been far more concerned with self-preservation and survival.

Posted June 30th, 2015

Iran’s “Imperial Ambitions” Are Greatly Exaggerated

Iran’s regional reach is very limited.

Posted June 30th, 2015

The Mindless U.S. Support for the War on Yemen

The foolish desire to back our clients up regardless of their actions keeps prevailing.

Posted June 29th, 2015

Jeb Bush and W.’s Second-Term Foreign Policy

Jeb Bush isn’t even pretending to support foreign policy restraint.

Posted June 29th, 2015

Iran Hawks Still Want to Sabotage a Nuclear Deal

Corker’s own legislation has made it more likely that Obama will agree to terms that are even less satisfactory to hawkish critics

Posted June 29th, 2015

South Sudan and the Partition “Solution” for Foreign Conflicts

Assuming that a country’s problems can and should be addressed by partitioning the country is dangerous.

Posted June 29th, 2015

McCain and Wars of Aggression

It is hard to take a hawk like McCain seriously on Ukraine.

Posted June 29th, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The fear of cowardice. Chris Walsh explains the role the idea of …

Posted June 26th, 2015

O’Malley’s Conventional Foreign Policy

O’Malley offers a faint echo of Clinton on foreign policy.

Posted June 26th, 2015

Christie’s Dead-End Candidacy

Christie would be fortunate to do as well as Giuliani did in 2008.

Posted June 25th, 2015

“Credibility” and The Right Way to Lose a War

An American decision to withdraw from a given war doesn’t tell us anything about the U.S. commitment to other allies

Posted June 25th, 2015