Daniel Larison

Posts in category “politics”

Why the U.S. Should End Its War in Iraq and Syria

The U.S. should be finding a way to disentangle itself from a conflict in which it should never have been involved.

Posted May 28th, 2015

The Disastrous Libyan War

Opponents of the Libyan war were right about almost everything from the start.

Posted May 28th, 2015

Cruz’s Foreign Policy Opportunism

Cruz plays the demagogue no matter which position he happens to take at any given moment.

Posted May 27th, 2015

A Quarter-Century of Interventions

The U.S. has bombed and/or invaded another country at least once every year for the past twenty-one years straight.

Posted May 27th, 2015

Jindal’s Mindless “Moral Clarity”

The weakness of Jindal’s position is reflected in his robotic recitation of ideological slogans.

Posted May 27th, 2015

The Worsening War on Yemen

There is real danger of massive loss of life in Yemen.

Posted May 27th, 2015

Hawks and Bad Historical Analogies

When it comes to citing false analogies as a substitute for policy argument, hawks are almost always the offenders.

Posted May 27th, 2015

Four More Pointless Campaigns Are About to Begin

The effect of these minor candidacies will be to bleed off support from the others at the margins.

Posted May 26th, 2015

The GOP’s Debate Conundrum (II)

The GOP has this debate problem in part because it encourages activists and voters to believe that the party is overflowing with potential presidents.

Posted May 26th, 2015

Misrepresenting the War on Yemen

Misreading Yemen’s internal conflict as a proxy war instigated by Iran is as wrong as it gets.

Posted May 26th, 2015

A Nuclear Deal Isn’t Going to “Empower” Iran

The hawks’ claim that a deal will “empower” Iran is as overstated as their other warnings about growing Iranian influence.

Posted May 26th, 2015

Israel and Nonproliferation

Israel doesn’t have to worry about any consequences for its blatant and public efforts to derail a major U.S. diplomatic initiative.

Posted May 26th, 2015

Report: Turkey and the U.S. Agree to Give Syrian Rebels Air Support

Syria hawks may finally be getting their deranged wish.

Posted May 25th, 2015

The Evils of Unnecessary Wars

Unnecessary wars are ruinous and costly for the U.S. and the other countries affected by them.

Posted May 25th, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The new lie about Iraq. Jon Basil Utley recalls how the Bush …

Posted May 22nd, 2015

Why Congress Shouldn’t Authorize the War on ISIS

If the war remains unauthorized, it could be easier to end U.S. involvement.

Posted May 22nd, 2015

Yemen and “Humanitarian” Interventionism

“Humanitarian” interventionists grow strangely quiet when the U.S. is taking sides in a war that is inflicting enormous harm on a civilian population.

Posted May 21st, 2015