Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Barack Obama”

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

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

The Administration’s Desperate Bid to “Reassure” Israel

The U.S. is volunteering to bribe a client government that has actively tried to derail a major U.S. diplomatic initiative.

Posted May 20th, 2015

Dueck’s “Conservative Realism” and The Obama Doctrine

If one wants a plan for huge increases in military spending and pointlessly confrontational policies, Dueck’s book is a good place to start.

Posted May 14th, 2015

The War on Yemen Keeps Getting Worse

The war on Yemen is about to become even more appalling.

Posted May 8th, 2015

The Absurd AUMF “Debate”

Passing an authorization now would just reconfirm how deferential and useless Congress has become.

Posted May 7th, 2015

Why the GOP Won’t Benefit from a Foreign Policy Election

Hawkish candidates wrongly assume that most Americans are craving a more activist and meddlesome foreign policy.

Posted May 5th, 2015

There Is No Debate in the U.S. on the War on Yemen

The war seems to be greeted here with little more than a shrug.

Posted May 4th, 2015

The Bad U.S. Foreign Policy Habits on Display in the War on Yemen

The administration has outdone itself by taking sides against the enemy of our enemy.

Posted May 4th, 2015

How Client Governments Scam the U.S.

Clients that need to be continually bought off to support policies that make them more secure are not worth having.

Posted May 4th, 2015

The Administration’s Desperate Bid to “Reassure” Bad Clients

The U.S. shouldn’t be responding to its Gulf clients’ complaints by offering them increased support.

Posted May 1st, 2015

Congress’ Screwed-Up Foreign Policy Priorities

Congress tries to interfere with U.S. diplomacy while giving the president free rein to wage illegal wars.

Posted April 30th, 2015

The Continuing Cluelessness of Hard-liners

If they can tack on their amendments, the Iran hawks will be making it easier for Obama to veto Corker-Cardin.

Posted April 27th, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Not being defined by genocide. Meline Toumani argues against letting remembrance of …

Posted April 24th, 2015

The Politics of the Libyan War

If politicians were judged on the quality of their record, Libya would be a major problem for Clinton.

Posted April 24th, 2015

The U.S. Isn’t “Assisting” Iran’s Rise

Opponents of a nuclear deal want to keep promoting a false story that Iran is “on the march.”

Posted April 24th, 2015

The U.S. Continues to Enable Its Reckless Client’s War

Continuing to assist in the wrecking of Yemen is indefensible.

Posted April 23rd, 2015