Daniel Larison

Posts in category “politics”

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Why mourn King Abdullah? James Carden attacks the fawning attention paid to …

Posted January 30th, 2015

Brooks’ Simplistic Interventionism

It is exactly this sort of oversimplified approach to foreign conflicts that keeps luring the U.S. into unnecessary wars.

Posted January 30th, 2015

Cotton’s Dishonest Attack on Diplomacy with Iran

Cotton is petrified of a thoroughly manageable and relatively minor threat.

Posted January 29th, 2015

Senate Hard-liners Press Ahead with New Iran Sanctions

The purpose of passing the bill now is to demonstrate how thoroughly opposed to diplomacy with Iran the majority is.

Posted January 29th, 2015

Netanyahu’s Stunt and Public Opinion

There is significant public opposition to this sort of behavior from Congress.

Posted January 29th, 2015

The Folly of Siding with Netanyahu

If Republican hawks were wise, they wouldn’t be supporting Netanyahu’s stunt.

Posted January 29th, 2015

The GOP’s Foreign Policy Ignorance Problem

In order to acquire a reputation for “expertise” in the party, all that a politician needs to do is to engage in a lot of unfounded bluster and fear-mongering.

Posted January 29th, 2015

When Democratists Blame America

Freedom has been retreating around the world for the last decade no matter how much support the U.S. gives to democracy promotion efforts.

Posted January 28th, 2015

Israel and the “Jacksonians”

In this case many so-called “Jacksonians” will make excuses for another government’s shoddy behavior, which is exactly what “Jacksonians” aren’t supposed to do.

Posted January 28th, 2015

What Rubio Revival?

Pundits keep trying to conjure up the ever-elusive Rubio revival, and of course the revival never comes.

Posted January 28th, 2015

Obama, Modi, and U.S.-Indian Relations

The two leaders have made a point of cultivating a better relationship over the last year.

Posted January 28th, 2015

The U.S.-Israel Relationship and “Reckless Driving”

Netanyahu seems sure that there will be no real consequences for Israel for his behavior.

Posted January 27th, 2015

The Unbearable Fakeness of Being Romney

Nothing could be more phony than to try to “re-brand himself as authentic.”

Posted January 27th, 2015

Republicans and Foreign Policy Restraint

There is a peace constituency in the GOP.

Posted January 27th, 2015

Has Rubio Been Underestimated?

Apart from the debacle over the Senate immigration bill, he hasn’t done anything in the Senate except to call for more foreign wars.

Posted January 27th, 2015

What the Iran Hawks Hope to Gain from Netanyahu’s Speech

What matters to them is staking out a maximalist position on Iran so that they can denounce the administration for being “weak.”

Posted January 26th, 2015

Walker and Foreign Policy

Walker has given antiwar conservatives and libertarians no reason to think that he is any different from the hawkish crowd.

Posted January 26th, 2015