Daniel Larison

Posts in category “politics”

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

A portrait of an imperialist. Geoffrey Wheatcroft reviews Lawrence James’ Churchill and …

Posted August 22nd, 2014

ISIS and the Administration’s Ridiculous Threat Inflation

The administration is once again demonstrating its flair for rhetorical overkill: Senior …

Posted August 21st, 2014

The U.S. Must Avoid Escalation in Iraq (II)

Surprising no one at all, the drumbeat for escalation in Iraq continues. …

Posted August 21st, 2014

Why We Don’t Avoid Mission Creep

Benjamin Friedman notes how quickly the new intervention in Iraq has expanded: …

Posted August 20th, 2014

Cameron and Iraq

Alex Massie is unhappy with Cameron on Iraq: You might think, even …

Posted August 20th, 2014

Outside Intervention and the Syrian Civil War

Lionel Beehner asks the wrong question: Rather, we should be asking: Is …

Posted August 20th, 2014

How Much Does Foreign Policy Rhetoric Matter?

Dan Drezner doubts Beinart’s claim that the public-elite gap on foreign policy …

Posted August 19th, 2014

There Is Still No Foreign Policy “Paradox”

Roger Cohen once again repeats a tiresome argument: Yet many seem to …

Posted August 19th, 2014

On “Organizing Principles” and Ideology

Christopher Preble points out that having an “organizing principle” for foreign policy …

Posted August 19th, 2014

2014 Campaigns Are Ignoring Foreign Policy

This year’s Senate campaigns have largely ignored foreign policy issues: But you’d …

Posted August 18th, 2014

The Futility of Propping Up Foreign Leaders

David Schmitz reviews the record of U.S. failures in choosing foreign leaders …

Posted August 18th, 2014

Hawkishness Can Be a Serious Liability

Zachary Keck argues that Clinton’s hawkish foreign policy views don’t matter for …

Posted August 18th, 2014

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Henry Adams and the gift of pessimism. Michael Brendan Dougherty reflects on …

Posted August 15th, 2014

Iraq and Mission Creep

Earlier this week, I spoke with Zack Beauchamp for bloggingheads on Clinton, …

Posted August 15th, 2014

The U.S. Must Avoid Escalation in Iraq

Max Boot predictably wants to expand the goals of intervention in Iraq. …

Posted August 14th, 2014

Clinton and the Neoconservatives (II)

Michael Tomasky argues that Clinton isn’t a “neocon,” which is true enough, …

Posted August 13th, 2014

The U.S. Wasn’t “Drawn” Into Iraq

David Brooks couldn’t be more wrong: We are now living in what …

Posted August 12th, 2014