Daniel Larison

Posts in category “foreign policy”

The “Obvious” Lessons of the Vietnam War

We in the U.S. convince ourselves that we can “help” in a foreign conflict, but we haven’t the foggiest how to “help.”

Posted April 28th, 2015

Cotton and the Iran Hawks’ Loathing of Diplomacy (II)

The Iran hawks’ “negotiating” style is to keep adding increasingly unrealistic conditions so that no one except for them is able to support the bill or deal that they want.

Posted April 28th, 2015

The Iran Hawks’ All-or-Nothing Mentality

Because Corker-Cardin doesn’t give Iran hawks everything they want, most of them seem eager to accept nothing.

Posted April 27th, 2015

The English Threat to the U.K.

It may not be that long before unionists find that most English voters will be happy to be rid of the union.

Posted April 27th, 2015

No End to the War on Yemen in Sight

The U.S.-backed war on Yemen keeps going.

Posted April 27th, 2015

The Continuing Cluelessness of Hard-liners

If they can tack on their amendments, the Iran hawks will be making it easier for Obama to veto Corker-Cardin.

Posted April 27th, 2015

Bush’s Clueless RJC Speech

George W. Bush reminds us just how horrible his foreign policy judgment is.

Posted April 27th, 2015

Foreign Policy Priorities and the Hawkish Desire to Be “Focused Everywhere”

To imagine that the U.S. could be “focused everywhere” is to admit that one has no clue how to conduct foreign policy.

Posted April 27th, 2015

Lindsey Graham and the “Wrong Side of History”

Ideologues convinced that they are on the “right side” of history usually end up defeated and discredited because of their ideological excesses.

Posted April 27th, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Not being defined by genocide. Meline Toumani argues against letting remembrance of …

Posted April 24th, 2015

The Politics of the Libyan War

If politicians were judged on the quality of their record, Libya would be a major problem for Clinton.

Posted April 24th, 2015

The U.S. Isn’t “Assisting” Iran’s Rise

Opponents of a nuclear deal want to keep promoting a false story that Iran is “on the march.”

Posted April 24th, 2015

Miliband’s Odd Libya Attack

Supporting intervention in Libya was Miliband at his most Blair-like in the worst possible way.

Posted April 24th, 2015

Debunking Rubio’s Exaggerated Reputation on Foreign Policy

If Rubio’s foreign policy reputation is a sham, what possible reason would anyone have to support him for president?

Posted April 23rd, 2015

Bumper Sticker Foreign Policy and the 2016 Election

There is not much reason to think that an election defined by foreign policy issues benefits the GOP.

Posted April 23rd, 2015

The U.S. Continues to Enable Its Reckless Client’s War

Continuing to assist in the wrecking of Yemen is indefensible.

Posted April 23rd, 2015

Bolton’s Iran Fanaticism

Bolton’s MEK boosterism reminds us how fanatical and unmoored from reality Bolton’s ideas on Iran policy truly are.

Posted April 22nd, 2015