Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Barack Obama”

Will’s Unpersuasive Case Against the Nuclear Deal

The “best reason” to reject the deal isn’t even a good reason.

Posted July 30th, 2015

Reagan and the Nuclear Deal

Iran hawks will still find extraneous reasons to object to the deal because it doesn’t and can’t achieve results it was never intended to achieve.

Posted July 20th, 2015

The Nuclear Deal with Iran

The future success of the deal will depend on support and compliance from the next administration.

Posted July 14th, 2015

The U.S. Discovers That There Is No “Moderate” Syrian Opposition

The last thing that the administration should do is listen to the advice of hawks that have been seeking deeper U.S. involvement in Syria for years.

Posted July 8th, 2015

The Humanitarian Disaster in Yemen

Yemen needs an end to the blockade and a prolonged cease-fire.

Posted July 7th, 2015

Why Is the War on Yemen Being Ignored?

The lack of attention makes it much easier for the U.S. and Britain to continue their disgraceful support for an indefensible war.

Posted July 6th, 2015

Oren and the Absurd “No Daylight” Standard

Oren distorts the historical record, but distorting the record is the point of the exercise.

Posted June 23rd, 2015

Republicans and the Libyan War

Like many other hawks, Perry discovers only in hindsight that an unnecessary war for regime change might have been in error.

Posted June 23rd, 2015

Perry and Hawkish Illusions of Control

The last thing that the U.S. needs is to have a president with an exaggerated belief in the ability of the U.S. to “shape” the politics of other nations.

Posted June 23rd, 2015

Misremembering Rubio’s Foreign Policy

Rubio is a “centrist” only as part of the bad tradition of McCain and Lieberman.

Posted June 22nd, 2015

The Absurd Idea of “No Daylight” in U.S.-Israel Relations

It is impossible to hold to a “no daylight” standard in dealing with any other government.

Posted June 16th, 2015

The Shameful U.S. Role in the War on Yemen

The U.S. is complicit in a humanitarian disaster in Yemen.

Posted June 15th, 2015

Obama and the War on ISIS

The mismatch between words and policies has been a long-running problem for the administration.

Posted June 15th, 2015

Clinton Wants Voters to Forget Her Foreign Policy Record

Clinton has every incentive to ensure that voters aren’t reminded how lousy her foreign policy record is.

Posted June 15th, 2015

Walker’s Britain Blunder

It is at best tacky for Walker to use anything Cameron said to him for campaign purposes.

Posted June 15th, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

An open-ended conflict in Iraq. Micah Zenko reviews the shifting administration justifications …

Posted June 12th, 2015

The Folly of U.S. Support for the War on Yemen

There was never any good reason for the intervention, nor was there any good reason for U.S. involvement

Posted June 3rd, 2015