Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Barack Obama”

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Trump and Israel. Kelley Vlahos reports on the uncertainty created by Trump’s …

Posted January 20th, 2017

Obama’s Unnecessary Wars and ‘Humanitarian’ Interventionism

Obama has probably done more to discredit “humanitarian” interventionism with his policies than any other recent president.

Posted January 17th, 2017

Obama’s Legacy: War Without End

Obama’s legacy is continuing U.S. involvement in wars in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, and Yemen.

Posted January 16th, 2017

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Obama’s reckless interventionism. Bonnie Kristian reviews the record of Obama’s many wars. …

Posted January 13th, 2017

Syria and the Judgments of ‘History’

Future historians may be challenged to explain to their contemporaries why so many people were fixated on getting the U.S. mired in a foreign civil war.

Posted January 10th, 2017

Obama’s Rhetorical Excess and U.S. Foreign Policy

One recurring theme in Obama’s foreign policy decisions is that he leaves a huge gap between his speeches and the policies he is actually prepared to carry out.

Posted January 10th, 2017

The Atrocious War on Yemen and Our Reckless Gulf Clients

As we can see from their senseless war on Yemen, they actively work to make the region less secure than it was before.

Posted January 9th, 2017

Where Is the Opposition to Our Illegal and Unnecessary Wars?

Obama’s legacy: normalizing perpetual war while pretending to end wars.

Posted January 9th, 2017

Obama Hasn’t Presided Over ‘Retrenchment’

The U.S. is involved in more wars in more countries today than it was when Obama became president.

Posted January 5th, 2017

Yemen Is Being Starved to Death

The humanitarian catastrophe in Yemen threatens millions of people with death from starvation and preventable disease.

Posted January 3rd, 2017

Obama’s Misguided Indulgence of U.S. Client States

Obama has gone out of his way to try to placate and indulge them even when they behave appallingly.

Posted January 3rd, 2017

Obama’s ‘Disdain of Military Force’ and Our Militarized Foreign Policy

Obama leaves office with the unhappy distinction of being the only president to spend his entire tenure presiding over foreign wars.

Posted January 2nd, 2017

U.S. Clients Are Not Our ‘Friends’

It is long past time since the U.S. dealt with these states based on our own interests rather than going out of our way to cater to theirs.

Posted December 29th, 2016

‘Pro-Israel’ Hawks Are No Good for the U.S. or Israel

Criticizing Israel for behavior that has contributed to its increasing isolation in the world is not an unfriendly or treacherous act.

Posted December 28th, 2016

UNSCR 2334 and Obama’s ‘Betrayal’ of Israel

The resolution that the U.S. chose not to veto does nothing except restate the obvious and affirm existing U.S. policy regarding illegal Israeli settlements.

Posted December 28th, 2016

Obama’s Foreign Policy Has Been Anything But ‘Inactive’

It is a measure of how thoroughly our foreign policy debates are warped by a “do something” mentality that such an activist president could ever be accused of inaction abroad.

Posted December 21st, 2016

Spare Us the Folly of Another ‘Freedom Agenda’

Non-interference in the affairs of other nations is incompatible with efforts to try to “shape” the internal politics of other countries

Posted December 20th, 2016