Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Afghanistan”

Jeb Bush’s Evasions on Foreign Policy

If Bush won’t “re-litigate” the Bush-era wars, we should assume that he saw nothing wrong with how his brother managed them.

Posted February 13th, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

COIN is a proven failure. Lt. Col. Daniel Davis describes the failure …

Posted December 5th, 2014

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The truth about the wars. Daniel Bolger reflects on the wars in …

Posted November 14th, 2014

Ryan Is Obviously Not a Dove

Paul Ryan gave a speech today at the Center for a New …

Posted June 11th, 2014

Withdrawals and Arbitrary Deadlines

Paul Pillar thinks an arbitrary deadline for withdrawal from Afghanistan is unavoidable: …

Posted May 28th, 2014

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

How many people have died in Syria’s war? Laia Balcells, Lionel Beehner, …

Posted May 2nd, 2014

The U.S. and NATO Aren’t Going To War Over Ukraine

Mario Loyola also wants the U.S. to threaten war to defend Ukraine: …

Posted April 8th, 2014

Weekly Roundup

Tolstoy in Crimea. Charles King recounts some of the novelist’s experiences as …

Posted March 28th, 2014

Clinton and Foreign Policy Competence

Noah Millman continues the discussion on Rand Paul and foreign policy, and …

Posted February 18th, 2014

Rand Paul and Foreign Policy

Robert Golan-Villela talks about “the Rand Paul moment”: The result is that …

Posted January 31st, 2014

Thoughts on the State of the Union

Even while saying little new, President Obama defended Iran negotiations.

Posted January 28th, 2014

John Bolton and “Ignoring” National Security Issues

John Bolton must not have a very good memory (via Friedersdorf): I …

Posted January 23rd, 2014

Rubio’s Tedious AEI Speech

Marco Rubio spoke at the American Enterprise Institute on foreign policy yesterday. …

Posted November 21st, 2013

Obstacles to Republican Foreign Policy Reform

Max Boot can’t figure out how the GOP lost its traditional advantage …

Posted November 15th, 2013

George H.W. Bush Wasn’t an “Isolationist,” And Other Observations

Michael Tomasky attacks non-existent “isolationism” with some curious modern examples: But there‚Äôs …

Posted September 13th, 2013

How Not to Keep a Low Profile in a Foreign War

Max Boot frets about Obama’s lack of commitment to defeating Assad: Apparently …

Posted July 15th, 2013

Domestic Obstacles to Diplomacy

Nikolas Gvosdev looks at the reaction to diplomatic efforts in the Snowden …

Posted June 28th, 2013