Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Barack Obama”

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Is Trump a realist? Leon Hadar considers the evidence and concludes that …

Posted February 5th, 2016

Rubio’s Accomplishments in the Senate

Santorum couldn’t come up with anything because there aren’t any accomplishments to be named.

Posted February 4th, 2016

The U.S. Should Halt Its Support for the War on Yemen

It is a serious mistake to “blindly back” the Saudis in their war.

Posted February 2nd, 2016

Sanders and Foreign Policy

Sanders seems leery of talking about foreign policy unless he absolutely has to.

Posted January 29th, 2016

The War on ISIS Expands to Libya

The Obama administration was wrong to expand the intervention into Syria, and it would be even more reckless to add yet another country as part of its illegal war.

Posted January 26th, 2016

The Nuclear Deal and the Freed Prisoners

It is a testament to the value of the diplomatic channels created over the last two years that these Americans have now been freed.

Posted January 18th, 2016

Foreign Policy and Obama’s Last SOTU

Obama has made it clear that it doesn’t really matter to him whether Congress ever votes on an authorization for the war on ISIS.

Posted January 13th, 2016

Obama’s Last SOTU

This is one of Obama’s last opportunities to define how he wants his presidency to be remembered.

Posted January 12th, 2016

Realism and Its Discontents

It is neither moral nor wise for the U.S. to pick sides in a foreign civil war, and virtually all realists warned against U.S. involvement in Syria from the start.

Posted January 12th, 2016

Ignoring the U.S. Role in the Atrocious War on Yemen

Obama has needlessly chosen to implicate the U.S. in some of Saudis’ most destructive behavior.

Posted January 11th, 2016

An Iran Question for the Presidential Candidates

It would be useful to have the candidates answer this question, if only to identify the ones that want to meddle in the politics of other countries.

Posted January 11th, 2016

The Indefensible War on Yemen Continues

The Obama administration refuses to criticize the Saudi-led coalition for its many documented abuses and likely war crimes.

Posted January 11th, 2016

Speaker Ryan and the Absurd Debate Over a New AUMF

We are regularly reminded of how irrelevant Congress has become to the process of deciding how and whether the U.S. should go to war.

Posted January 7th, 2016

Obama’s Hawkish Critics and the Dishonest Charge of “Retreat”

If Rubio is now saying that “Obama has deliberately weakened America,” that isn’t significantly different from what he and many other hawks been arguing for years.

Posted January 7th, 2016

The North Korea Blame Game

All of the sniping in response to the latest nuclear test is as predictable as it is useless.

Posted January 6th, 2016

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

It just isn’t true that the Obama administration has been “sharply critical” of the intervention in Yemen.

Posted January 5th, 2016

Why Should We Want to “Keep” the Saudis?

The connection with the Saudis has cost the U.S. an extraordinary amount, and it has gained us virtually nothing.

Posted January 4th, 2016