Daniel Larison

Posts in category “politics”

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The most difficult countries to visit. Albert Podell describes the places that …

Posted September 4th, 2015

Our Saudi Problem and the War on Yemen

The Saudi-led blockade is a deliberate and sustained effort to inflict punishment on the civilian population in violation of international law.

Posted September 4th, 2015

Trump’s Ridiculous Foreign Policy

Each time he was pressed to demonstrate relevant knowledge, Trump either evaded the question or complained about “gotcha” questions.

Posted September 3rd, 2015

No, Romney Shouldn’t Run Again

Trump’s campaign pays homage to Romney’s own unprincipled and demagogic pursuit of the nomination.

Posted September 3rd, 2015

The Bad Hawkish Case for Intervention in Syria

Interventionists have a warped understanding of responsibility in foreign policy.

Posted September 2nd, 2015

Walker and the Refusal to Rule Anything Out

Walker doesn’t know how to cope with the scrutiny that goes with running for president.

Posted September 2nd, 2015

The Nuclear Deal and the Politics of Foreign Policy Debate

Iran hawks have done everything they could to try to undermine diplomacy with Iran, and they have fallen short at every step.

Posted September 2nd, 2015

Trump and Iran

Trump’s statements on the nuclear deal are sufficient to prove that his foreign policy judgment is horrible.

Posted September 2nd, 2015

Nothing “Happened” to Walker, He’s Just a Weak Candidate

Walker’s decline isn’t really all that puzzling.

Posted September 1st, 2015

Why Democrats Ignore Clinton’s Terrible Foreign Policy Record

Most Democrats should find Clinton’s foreign policy record to be unacceptable and disqualifying, but that isn’t how they have reacted.

Posted September 1st, 2015

The Saudis Are Trying to Drag the U.S. Deeper into Yemen

The Saudis expect the U.S. to do more for them as they pursue their own goals at the expense of our interests.

Posted September 1st, 2015

Petraeus: Side with Al Qaeda Against ISIS

Once someone starts referring to members of an Al Qaeda affiliate as “moderates,” it’s safe to say that he has lost the plot.

Posted August 31st, 2015

Walker the Untested and Unready

Promising to strain relations with major allies isn’t proof of boldness or “resolve.”

Posted August 31st, 2015

The Pointless Suffering of Yemen

Yemen’s civilian population continues to pay the price for this war.

Posted August 31st, 2015

Yemen and the Folly of “Reassuring” Bad Clients

U.S. support for the campaign in Yemen hasn’t had the effect of “reassuring” the Gulf states.

Posted August 31st, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

What Cuba means for Latin America. Catherine Addington considers how normalization with …

Posted August 28th, 2015

Rubio’s China Speech

Rubio would put the U.S. and China on a collision course.

Posted August 28th, 2015