Daniel Larison

Posts in category “politics”

A Dangerous Escalation of the U.S. Role in the War on Yemen

U.S. involvement has never seemed more unwise or more contrary to U.S. interests than it does now.

Posted April 20th, 2015

Jeb Bush and Regime Change

Bush seems to think the U.S. should have been actively involved in trying to subvert and overthrow the Iranian government.

Posted April 20th, 2015

Yemen’s Worsening Humanitarian Crisis

The U.S. is contributing to the unfolding disaster.

Posted April 20th, 2015

Rubio’s Phony Concern for Stability

Rubio feigns concern about regional disorder while saying that the U.S. might need to start another unnecessary war.

Posted April 20th, 2015

Jeb Bush’s Continuing Evasions on Foreign Policy

Like Bush’s other evasions, avoiding the question about regime change in Iran does nothing to reassure skeptics.

Posted April 20th, 2015

The Corker-Cardin Iran Bill

The “compromise” bill is better than the original version, it is still unwarranted meddling that could make the negotiations more difficult.

Posted April 20th, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The Armenian genocide a hundred years later. Justin Marozzi reviews Ronald Suny …

Posted April 17th, 2015

The Absurdity of U.S. Support for the War on Yemen

The U.S. is backing a reckless war led by an ugly authoritarian client to counter an “expansion” of Iranian influence that isn’t happening.

Posted April 17th, 2015

U.S. Backing for the Disastrous War on Yemen Continues

No U.S. interests are being served here.

Posted April 17th, 2015

Jeb Bush Embraces George W. Bush’s Foreign Policy

Jeb Bush has no desire to distance himself from his brother’s foreign policy record.

Posted April 17th, 2015

Walker’s Wisconsin Woes

Walker’s declining approval ratings could drag down his 2016 candidacy.

Posted April 16th, 2015

The Widening Partisan Split on Israel

The partisan split on Israel is persisting and getting wider.

Posted April 16th, 2015

There Is No “New Isolationism”

Foreign policy is normally a low priority for almost all voters.

Posted April 16th, 2015

Why We Should Believe Candidates’ Foreign Policy Pledges

If Republican presidential candidates say they intend to scrap a nuclear deal as soon as they have the chance, we should not doubt that they mean to do this.

Posted April 16th, 2015

Enabling Reckless Clients and the War on Yemen

If the U.S. is stuck with the clients it has, it has to be able to pick and choose the degree and kind of support it provides.

Posted April 15th, 2015

Cuba and Rubio’s Terrible Foreign Policy Judgment

Rubio’s views on Cuba policy are driven primarily by ideology.

Posted April 15th, 2015

The Unjust and Unnecessary War on Yemen

If it weren’t one of our clients, the attacking government would be denounced for threatening the stability of the entire region.

Posted April 15th, 2015