Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Barack Obama”

The Pointless Suffering of Yemen

Yemen’s civilian population continues to pay the price for this war.

Posted August 31st, 2015

Walker’s Bad Idea for U.S.-China Relations

Walker’s recommendation for our China policy is a wholly harmful one.

Posted August 24th, 2015

Obama and the Illegal War on ISIS

The president deserves full blame for starting and continuing yet another illegal war.

Posted August 24th, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Foreign policy by bumper sticker. Richard Burt and Dimitri Simes lament the …

Posted August 21st, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Debunking the bad arguments against the nuclear deal. Nicholas Miller refutes five …

Posted August 14th, 2015

The Nuclear Deal and Threat Inflation

Inflating the threat from Iran interests hawks much more than an agreement that reduces it.

Posted August 13th, 2015

Debating the Nuclear Deal

Most of the opponents of the deal have been arguing in bad faith and were going to oppose the agreement tooth-and-nail no matter what it contained.

Posted August 12th, 2015

Iran Hawks and “Fear-mongering”

Iran hawks fear that the deal will make it harder to engage in their own fear-mongering about Iran.

Posted August 10th, 2015

The Illegal War on ISIS After One Year

Voting on a new authorization at this very late stage would just be an affirmation by Congress of what Obama has been doing.

Posted August 10th, 2015

Obama’s Speech on the Nuclear Deal

Obama delivered a very cogent and combative case for the nuclear deal.

Posted August 5th, 2015

Why Does the U.S. Support the War on Yemen?

It is just another example of our needlessly destructive meddling in the affairs of other nations..

Posted August 4th, 2015

Obama’s Many Abuses of the 2001 AUMF

The administration’s legal arguments regarding the war on ISIS have been absurd from the start.

Posted August 3rd, 2015

The Cruel and Indefensible War on Yemen

This has been one of the ugliest and cruelest episodes of harmful U.S. meddling in the last thirty years.

Posted August 3rd, 2015

Obama’s Ongoing Folly in Syria

Obama’s latest decision illustrates the danger of yielding to hawkish demands to “arm the rebels” in the first place.

Posted August 3rd, 2015

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