Daniel Larison

Posts in category “foreign policy”

Setting Realistic Goals for Cuba Policy

The proper goal for U.S. Cuba policy is to promote mutually beneficial and peaceful relations between our countries.

Posted December 22nd, 2014

The Nonsensical Case Against Normalization

Even if nothing changes in the Cuban political system, both Cubans and Americans would still be better off by resuming diplomatic ties and increasing trade.

Posted December 22nd, 2014

Rubio’s Losing Bet on Cuba Policy

It doesn’t do Rubio any good to become the best-known spokesman of pro-embargo dead-enders

Posted December 22nd, 2014

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Obama’s Cuba opportunity. Philip Peters made the case for a change in …

Posted December 19th, 2014

The Paul-Rubio Fight over Cuba

Rubio has made himself the leading defender of a bankrupt policy that also happens to be broadly unpopular.

Posted December 19th, 2014

Why Hard-liners Rely on Stale Cliches

It’s an exercise in reaffirming their ideological assumptions.

Posted December 18th, 2014

Obama Hasn’t Given Rubio a “Gift” on Cuba

Becoming the leading defender of an outdated and failed policy that most Floridians reject won’t improve Rubio’s chances of re-election.

Posted December 18th, 2014

The Politics of Normalization with Cuba

Normalization is broadly popular in the country and especially in Florida.

Posted December 18th, 2014

Rubio Truly Hates Diplomacy

The U.S. should seek to maintain normal relations with as many states as possible.

Posted December 18th, 2014

Jeb Bush Defends Our Bankrupt Cuba Policy to the End

Bush will support failed, hard-line policies to the bitter end.

Posted December 17th, 2014

Cuba and “Credibility”

Restoring diplomatic relations with Cuba isn’t going to have negative “repercussions” around the world.

Posted December 17th, 2014

Report: U.S. and Cuba to Seek Normal Relations

Finally, the U.S. is ending more than fifty years of fruitless hostility.

Posted December 17th, 2014

Changing U.S. Cuba Policy Is Long Overdue

Normalization is twenty years overdue.

Posted December 17th, 2014

Obama To Sign New Russia Sanctions Bill

The most striking thing about the administration’s decision is how completely spineless it is.

Posted December 17th, 2014

Bush Is Weaker Than He Appears

The “electability” argument on which the case for Jeb Bush depends falls apart on closer inspection.

Posted December 16th, 2014

The Bushes Just Won’t Go Away

Nothing conveys a message of staleness and intellectual bankruptcy like yet another Bush dynasty revival.

Posted December 16th, 2014

Warren’s Missing Foreign Policy Revisited

Warren’s foreign policy is mostly unknown.

Posted December 16th, 2014