Daniel Larison

Posts in category “politics”

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

How Saudi Arabia tricked American veterans. Kelly Vlahos reports on Saudi lobbying …

Posted April 28th, 2017

Kasich’s Dangerous, Unthinking Hawkishness

There is no scenario in which this buffoonish plan achieves Kasich’s goal without causing a war that would claim countless lives.

Posted April 28th, 2017

The Trump Administration’s Foolish Maximalism on North Korea

The Trump administration is demanding something from North Korea that it will never get.

Posted April 28th, 2017

Tillerson and the State Department ‘Ghost Ship’

The failure to fill these positions at State is going to make the administration’s foreign policy even clumsier and more uninformed than it has to be.

Posted April 27th, 2017

The Alarming Indifference to Trump’s Illegal Attack

Trump’s attack was notable for clearly having no justification in domestic or international law.

Posted April 27th, 2017

There Is No ‘Trump Doctrine’

Trump’s foreign policy is almost entirely a series of reactions (and overreactions) to whichever events happen to catch the president’s attention.

Posted April 26th, 2017

Grading the Trump Administration

Compared to any other modern administration, this one has to be considered the least competent and worst-run at this point in a presidential term.

Posted April 26th, 2017

A Pattern of Trump Foreign Policy Malpractice

This is what we can expect when the administration as a whole seems to regard diplomacy with disdain or indifference.

Posted April 25th, 2017

Chris Murphy and the Democrats’ Foreign Policy Predicament

Murphy hasn’t been silent on foreign policy, and in some cases has been the loudest opponent of U.S. policy.

Posted April 25th, 2017

Victory for The Discredited Status Quo in France

Macron’s agenda is mostly the continuation of the same policies that have generated enormous contempt for France’s political class

Posted April 24th, 2017

Haley’s Irresponsible Threat Against North Korea

North Korean missile tests may be undesirable, but they don’t come close to justifying military action against North Korea.

Posted April 24th, 2017

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Yemen: the graveyard of U.S. policy myths. Kevin Schwartz explains how “the …

Posted April 21st, 2017

Graham’s Deranged Idea for Attacking North Korea

Graham’s only desire is to get the U.S. into more unnecessary wars regardless of the consequences.

Posted April 20th, 2017

Syria and the So-Called ‘Jacksonians’

The “Jacksonian” label is not very useful.

Posted April 20th, 2017

Wrecking and Starving Yemen with Washington’s Blessing

Both Trump and Obama have earned lasting scorn for their willingness to facilitate the wrecking and starvation of Yemen.

Posted April 20th, 2017

Substituting Fantasy for Policy on North Korea

The administration’s position is not a policy so much as it is just a fantasy of total capitulation by the other side.

Posted April 19th, 2017

Trump’s Easily Avoidable Carrier Blunder

On substance the administration is misguided, and in both the messaging and execution of its policy towards North Korea they have proven to be inept

Posted April 19th, 2017