Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Afghanistan”

The Third Presidential Debate’s Neglect of Foreign Policy

The U.S. is perpetually at war, and some of those wars aren’t even up for debate during the process of choosing the next president.

Posted October 20th, 2016

Foreign Policy and the Third Presidential Debate

The candidates have had to answer remarkably few questions about how and why they would continue America’s entanglements in foreign conflicts.

Posted October 19th, 2016

The Problem with NATO

NATO has spent the better part of the last two decades abandoning its original mission as a defensive alliance.

Posted April 5th, 2016

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

When money can’t buy an army. Kelley Vlahos reports on the costly …

Posted January 22nd, 2016

Obama’s Foreign Policy Legacy

The war on Yemen that the U.S. has supported over the last nine months has to be the largest black mark on Obama’s record.

Posted December 28th, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The man on the operating table. Andrew Quilty reports on the U.S. …

Posted December 11th, 2015

Faulty Hawkish Perceptions in Foreign Policy Debates

Because they often don’t recognize when the other side is making a terrible mistake by intervening, hawks are usually in favor of answering a blunder with a similarly misguided response.

Posted December 11th, 2015

A Biden Candidacy and Foreign Policy

Biden’s overall foreign policy record for the last twenty years isn’t that much better than Clinton’s.

Posted September 30th, 2015

Clinton’s Bad Foreign Policy Record

The Iraq war vote was just one in a series of poor decisions Clinton has made.

Posted July 7th, 2015

The Folly of “Nation-Building”

The real alternative to “nation-building” is to refrain from overthrowing the existing government.

Posted June 8th, 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

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