Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Barack Obama”

The “Broad” Coalition That Doesn’t Exist

The U.S. is fighting a new, open-ended war for the sake of “partners” that are contributing little or nothing to the war.

Posted September 11th, 2014

The Illegal War Against ISIS

The president doesn’t have the authority that he pretends to have.

Posted September 11th, 2014

The Ever-Expanding War Against ISIS

Any war with the maximalist goal of “destroying” an enemy will always be longer and more costly than we realize now.

Posted September 8th, 2014

Public Opinion and Foreign Policy

The vast majority of Americans still doesn’t want a more activist foreign policy.

Posted August 28th, 2014

Obama, Congress, and War Powers

It should go without saying that Congressional authorization is required for an ongoing war against ISIS.

Posted August 28th, 2014

Obama Still Isn’t a Realist (III)

Paul Saunders makes the case that Obama has never been a realist …

Posted August 25th, 2014

ISIS and the Administration’s Ridiculous Threat Inflation

The administration is once again demonstrating its flair for rhetorical overkill: Senior …

Posted August 21st, 2014

The U.S. Must Avoid Escalation in Iraq (II)

Surprising no one at all, the drumbeat for escalation in Iraq continues. …

Posted August 21st, 2014

Why We Don’t Avoid Mission Creep

Benjamin Friedman notes how quickly the new intervention in Iraq has expanded: …

Posted August 20th, 2014

There Is Still No Foreign Policy “Paradox”

Roger Cohen once again repeats a tiresome argument: Yet many seem to …

Posted August 19th, 2014

Hawkishness Can Be a Serious Liability

Zachary Keck argues that Clinton’s hawkish foreign policy views don’t matter for …

Posted August 18th, 2014

So Much For The “Limited” Intervention

Obama says that airstrikes in Iraq could continue for months: President Obama …

Posted August 9th, 2014

Getting Dragged Back Into Iraq

Obama’s Libyan adventure undercuts his promises to keep the latest bombing raids from escalating.

Posted August 8th, 2014

Presuming To Know Other Countries’ Real Interests

Dan Drezner criticizes Obama for lecturing Russia on what is in its …

Posted August 5th, 2014

Hawkish Delusions and “Staying the Course”

Daniel Henninger makes the latest unpersuasive attempt to spin the public’s aversion …

Posted July 31st, 2014

The “Middle Course” of Increased Hawkishness

George Will proposes a “middle course” between Bush and Obama on foreign …

Posted July 30th, 2014

Why Obama Keeps Caving To Hawks

Fareed Zakaria correctly observes that Obama has “caved” to Syria hawks by …

Posted July 11th, 2014