Daniel Larison

Posts in category “foreign policy”

Americans Don’t Want a More Aggressive Foreign Policy

Americans have no appetite for the more aggressive foreign policy we are all but certain to get from a Clinton administration.

Posted May 26th, 2016

The American Conservative: Restraint and Peace

TAC is a valuable resource for all Americans who want to rediscover a foreign policy conservatism dedicated to the national interest.

Posted May 26th, 2016

Obstacles to Foreign Policy Restraint

It is because we are so secure that our government can “get away with” being heedless and irresponsible in its conduct of foreign policy.

Posted May 25th, 2016

A Trump-Corker Ticket?

On foreign policy, Corker has a mostly bad record.

Posted May 24th, 2016

Kristol and the Anti-Trump Protest Campaign

Nothing could be more “old and tired” than trying to create a splinter faction devoted to unreconstructed Bushism.

Posted May 23rd, 2016

Saudi Distortions and the War on Yemen

So many of the reports on the Saudi-led intervention have accepted the Saudis’ self-serving, dishonest framing of the conflict.

Posted May 23rd, 2016

There Is No Hillary Clinton ‘Doctrine’

What Stacey keeps calling the Clinton “doctrine” is just unfocused meddling in every conflict that comes along.

Posted May 23rd, 2016

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Clinton’s hawk-in-waiting. Philip Giraldi reviews the record of Victoria Nuland, a likely …

Posted May 20th, 2016

Sweden and Finland Won’t Pursue NATO Membership

Expanding the alliance into more of northern Europe doesn’t make sense for these countries, and their governments are smart to recognize that.

Posted May 20th, 2016

Why Did Trump Initially Support the Libyan War?

Trump berated Obama for not taking military action, because that seemed the clear anti-Obama position to take at the time.

Posted May 20th, 2016

McCain’s Sickening Defense of the War on Yemen

No matter how destructive a military intervention is, McCain will defend it as long as it is waged by the U.S. or one of our clients.

Posted May 18th, 2016

Clinton’s Hawkish Admirers

Clinton promises to take most of what’s wrong with U.S. foreign policy and make it worse.

Posted May 18th, 2016

Famine Stalks Yemen

The horrifying conditions in Yemen are the result of the policy being pursued by the Saudis and their allies with U.S. and British support.

Posted May 18th, 2016

Cameron’s Increasingly Ridiculous Argument Against ‘Brexit’

Besides the rank fear-mongering involved, the problem with Cameron’s claims is that they don’t make a lot of sense.

Posted May 17th, 2016

Truman and Clinton’s Foreign Policy

Truman’s example is not a great one to follow, but it makes sense that Clinton would want to follow it.

Posted May 17th, 2016

Saudi Lies and the War on Yemen

The Saudis have been working overtime to avoid accountability for their crimes over the last year.

Posted May 16th, 2016

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Cameron is in the fight of his life. Philip Johnston comments on …

Posted May 13th, 2016