Daniel Larison

Posts in category “foreign policy”

Trump Wins the Adelson Primary

It tells us a great deal about Trump and the sort of foreign policy we can expect from him in practice that Adelson backs him.

Posted May 5th, 2016

Kasich’s Foolish Hawkishness

His consistently dangerous hawkishness showed us why we should be glad that Kasich’s campaign languished in obscurity for all these months.

Posted May 5th, 2016

Clinton’s Aggressive Foreign Policy

We have every reason to expect that she will be much more aggressive than Obama.

Posted May 4th, 2016

Indiana Results

Tonight’s result confirmed that die-hard anti-Trump Republicans are a minority of the GOP.

Posted May 3rd, 2016

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Inside Saudi Arabia’s push to silence criticism of its brutal war on …

Posted April 29th, 2016

Trump and Republican Alarmism

When a politician tells you that the world is more dangerous now than ever, he is either horribly misinformed, trying to sell you a bad policy, or both.

Posted April 28th, 2016

Romney Paved the Way for Trump

Romney showed Trump the way to win the nomination.

Posted April 28th, 2016

Trump’s Foreign Policy Speech

Like previous Trump statements on foreign policy, this speech was all over the map.

Posted April 28th, 2016

What Is the Point of Trump’s Foreign Policy Speech?

The speech isn’t going to satisfy most people that work on foreign policy, but then it was never going to and it isn’t meant to.

Posted April 27th, 2016

Attack of the ‘Centrists’

Nothing could better sum up the vacuity of conventional ‘centrist’ foreign policy thinking.

Posted April 26th, 2016

The Limits of the Cruz-Kasich Pact

Anti-Trump Republicans have done and continue to do a terrible job of coordinating their efforts.

Posted April 25th, 2016

Stop Calling the Saudis Our ‘Allies’

The costs of the relationship are now much higher than any benefits it may produce.

Posted April 25th, 2016

Obama’s Incremental Escalation of the War on ISIS

This week’s decision is another step on the road to a larger U.S. military presence in Syria.

Posted April 25th, 2016

Clinton and the Immorality of ‘Get Caught Trying’ Foreign Policy

If we strip away the euphemisms and the neutral language, we can see just how immoral the “get caught trying” approach really is.

Posted April 25th, 2016

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Libya and the five stages of intervention. Trevor Thrall explains how the …

Posted April 22nd, 2016

The Bankrupt U.S.-Saudi Relationship

We can’t pretend that the U.S. is being well-served by aggressive and reckless Saudi foreign policy.

Posted April 21st, 2016

Who’s Afraid of ‘Brexit’?

It’s not clear that “Brexit” would be such a great problem for the U.S. or most of the world.

Posted April 21st, 2016