Daniel Larison

Posts in category “foreign policy”

Don’t Arm Ukraine

Debunking a thoroughly crazy idea.

Posted September 1st, 2014

Beware of Threat Inflators Offering “Solutions”

The world is still mostly much more secure and peaceful than it used to be.

Posted September 1st, 2014

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The case for restraint. William Ruger reviews Barry Posen’s Restraint for the …

Posted August 29th, 2014

Breaking the Bad Habit of Interventionism

Interventionism is a bad habit that can and should be broken and replaced with one of non-interference.

Posted August 29th, 2014

Paul’s Syria Op-Ed and the “Brain-Dead” DNC Response

The U.S. is responsible for the actions it takes abroad, and its blunders and wrongdoing shouldn’t be ignored or explained away through shallow demagoguery.

Posted August 29th, 2014

Public Opinion and Foreign Policy

The vast majority of Americans still doesn’t want a more activist foreign policy.

Posted August 28th, 2014

Warren and Democratic Hawks

Warren’s case just underscores how few real doves there are among elected Democrats at the national level.

Posted August 28th, 2014

Obama, Congress, and War Powers

It should go without saying that Congressional authorization is required for an ongoing war against ISIS.

Posted August 28th, 2014

The Democratic Party’s Many Hawks

The party is not somehow to the “left” of where it was on foreign policy thirty years ago.

Posted August 28th, 2014

The U.S. Must Avoid Escalation in Iraq…and Syria

Now should be the time to recognize that the U.S. isn’t any good at trying to manipulate a foreign civil war.

Posted August 27th, 2014

Why 2014 Isn’t (and Shouldn’t Be) a Foreign Policy Election

The preoccupation with foreign conflicts is almost entirely an elite concern.

Posted August 27th, 2014

ISIS and the “Red Line”

The most absurd attempt yet to blame everything undesirable that has happened in the last year on not enforcing the “red line” in Syria.

Posted August 26th, 2014

A Bad Case for Allying with Assad

It is simply perverse to insist on making deals with ugly regimes in order to facilitate a war of choice.

Posted August 26th, 2014

Obama Still Isn’t a Realist (III)

Paul Saunders makes the case that Obama has never been a realist …

Posted August 25th, 2014

“Relaunching” NATO Isn’t Going to Happen

Anne Applebaum thinks Obama can “relaunch” NATO in his remaining two years: …

Posted August 25th, 2014

The Famous Libyan Victory

Conflict in Libya continues to intensify three years after the U.S.-led war …

Posted August 25th, 2014

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

A portrait of an imperialist. Geoffrey Wheatcroft reviews Lawrence James’ Churchill and …

Posted August 22nd, 2014