Daniel Larison

Posts in category “foreign policy”

Obama’s Awful Decision to Resume Miltary Aid to Egypt

The administration is flouting U.S. law in the process.

Posted April 1st, 2015

The Increasing Costs of the Saudi War on Yemen

Dozens of civilians have been killed so far, and that number is only going to rise.

Posted April 1st, 2015

Rubio Isn’t a “Transformational” Candidate

Rubio can’t expand the Republican coalition.

Posted April 1st, 2015

NATO and “Arab NATO”

The U.S. shouldn’t have anything to do with a new Saudi-led coalition.

Posted March 31st, 2015

The U.S. Backs a War in Yemen It Doesn’t Understand

The U.S. is making an unnecessary war much easier for the governments that want to fight it.

Posted March 31st, 2015

Report: U.S. Increasing Support for Saudi War on Yemen

No U.S. interests are served by aiding a Saudi attack on its neighbor.

Posted March 30th, 2015

The U.S. Shouldn’t Support Saudi Arabia’s War on Yemen

If another authoritarian state were doing what Saudi Arabia is doing to Yemen now, every Western government would be condemning it as unprovoked aggression.

Posted March 30th, 2015

The Dangerous Saudi Intervention in Yemen

The U.S. has no reason to support actions that are likely to intensify and prolong a conflict in Yemen.

Posted March 30th, 2015

There Is No “Coming Break” with Israel

There might be a temporary end to some of the usual reflexive support

Posted March 30th, 2015

War with Iran Would Be a Disaster for the Region

Attacking Iran would just drive their nuclear program deeper underground.

Posted March 30th, 2015

Rubio’s Puzzling Presidential Bid

Two-thirds of Floridian Republicans want him to run for re-election.

Posted March 30th, 2015

The GOP’s Absurd Israel Litmus Test

Hard-liners have redefined support to mean offering a blank check.

Posted March 28th, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Our unrealistic foreign policy. Christopher Preble asks why the public should be …

Posted March 27th, 2015

Bolton and the MEK

Bolton’s embrace of the MEK ought to discredit his views on Iran policy.

Posted March 27th, 2015

The U.S. Should Stop Enabling Reckless Clients

In practice, the U.S. has shown “forbearance” by indulging Israeli governments in their worst policies.

Posted March 27th, 2015

Walker and Iran Hawks’ Phony Concern for Nonproliferation

Hawks feign concern about future proliferation while vowing to repudiate an agreement that has a good chance of preventing it.

Posted March 26th, 2015

Boehner and the “Anti-War President”

When Boehner calls Obama an “anti-war president,” he is obviously lying.

Posted March 26th, 2015