Daniel Larison

Posts in category “politics”

Cotton’s Unhinged Syria Policy

In place of a proxy war, Cotton would risk a major war with a nuclear-armed state.

Posted November 25th, 2015

The Downing of the Russian Jet and the Folly of Intervention

This incident should be a sobering warning for everyone in the West that wants to impose a “no-fly zone” in Syria.

Posted November 25th, 2015

Trump and Republican Foreign Policy

The same people that have treated gut instinct and ideological conformity as the only things that really matter in foreign policy are now deservedly stuck with a loudmouth nationalist.

Posted November 24th, 2015

McCain’s Panicked Alarmism

McCain and Graham can make outlandish statements about how horrible the state of the world is, and yet they are rarely called out for their shameless fear-mongering.

Posted November 23rd, 2015

Rubio the Inflexible Hawk

When it comes to foreign policy, Rubio has no flexibility at all.

Posted November 23rd, 2015

Clinton’s Reckless and Flawed Syria Policy

Clinton’s plan suffers from many of the same flaws as Bush’s.

Posted November 23rd, 2015

Yemen and the War on ISIS

The U.S. ought to stop supporting the Saudis and their allies in Yemen.

Posted November 23rd, 2015

Bush’s Syria Policy Is Still Foolish and Costly

If being the “world’s leader” amounts to much the same thing as being the “world’s policeman” in practice, it makes no difference if a hawkish politician rejects one name in favor of another.

Posted November 23rd, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

There is no Obama doctrine. Leon Hadar reviews Colin Dueck’s The Obama …

Posted November 20th, 2015

Rubio’s Extremely Dangerous Plan for the War on ISIS

Rubio would risk a shooting war with Russia by trying to defeat ISIS and Assad at the same time.

Posted November 19th, 2015

The Indefensible War on Yemen Continues

None of the countries involved in battering and starving Yemen has been made more secure, and Yemen has been wrecked.

Posted November 19th, 2015

Rubio, the Hard-liners’ Factional Candidate

Rubio has gone out of his way to give hard-liners everything they could want on foreign policy.

Posted November 19th, 2015

Article 5 and the Illegal War on ISIS

Invoking Article 5 isn’t going to solve the problem of the war’s illegality under U.S. law.

Posted November 18th, 2015

Carson and the GOP’s Foreign Policy Ignorance Problem

Almost all of the Republican candidates are woefully unprepared and lacking in foreign policy experience.

Posted November 18th, 2015

Kasich’s Odd Idea for a New Propaganda Agency

Kasich’s promotion of “Judeo-Christian Western values” is likely to land with a thud with the target audiences that he wants to reach.

Posted November 18th, 2015

Jindal Calls It Quits

Jindal’s campaign never made any sense.

Posted November 18th, 2015

More U.S. Weapons for the Saudis’ War on Yemen

The bombing campaign will continue to claim more civilian lives, and the U.S. will be partly responsible for that.

Posted November 17th, 2015