Daniel Larison

Posts in category “foreign policy”

The Unending War on ISIS

The war began as a “limited” and defensive action, but quickly morphed into an aggressive, open-ended, multi-year commitment that was never debated.

Posted August 27th, 2015

The Civilian Victims of the War on Yemen

The war on Yemen will continue claiming innocent victims long after the hostilities end.

Posted August 27th, 2015

Thinking About War and Voting

What if there were a peace party that Christians could support?

Posted August 27th, 2015

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

Five Months of the War on Yemen

Our government is helping to batter and starve an entire country simply to placate a band of despots.

Posted August 26th, 2015

Iran Hawks vs. the Iranian People (II)

Iran hawks would prefer to tear up the deal and subject Iranians to greater deprivation.

Posted August 26th, 2015

The Nuclear Deal and Congress’ Meddling

Congress didn’t need to insert itself into this process.

Posted August 26th, 2015

Why the GOP Keeps Flailing on Foreign Policy

The party’s hawkish think tanks typically reward and praise candidates for taking a witless-but-confrontational position.

Posted August 25th, 2015

The Humanitarian Disaster in Yemen Continues

The war on Yemen keeps going, and the country’s humanitarian crisis continues to worsen.

Posted August 25th, 2015

Walker’s Bad Idea for U.S.-China Relations

Walker’s recommendation for our China policy is a wholly harmful one.

Posted August 24th, 2015

Obama and the Illegal War on ISIS

The president deserves full blame for starting and continuing yet another illegal war.

Posted August 24th, 2015

Scowcroft, the GOP, and the Nuclear Deal

In a more competent and responsible party, Scowcroft’s argument for the deal would provide cover for many members of Congress and presidential candidates to support it.

Posted August 24th, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Foreign policy by bumper sticker. Richard Burt and Dimitri Simes lament the …

Posted August 21st, 2015

Cotton’s Recipe for Unending Conflict

As usual, Tom Cotton favors aimless, unfocused interventionism.

Posted August 19th, 2015

Kasich, the “Cheap Hawk” for Increased Military Spending

Kasich is so frugal that he thinks the U.S. should embark on a huge surge in military spending.

Posted August 18th, 2015

Corker’s Case Against the Nuclear Deal Makes No Sense

Like every other opponent of the deal, Corker refuses to accept a major nonproliferation success because it isn’t perfect.

Posted August 18th, 2015

The Modern GOP and George H.W. Bush’s Internationalism

Republican hawks tend to avoid mentioning the elder Bush’s record primarily because they regard his internationalism as insufficiently aggressive.

Posted August 18th, 2015