Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Barack Obama”

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

Public Opinion and U.S. “Leadership”

Speaking of public opinion and foreign policy, there is a result in …

Posted June 24th, 2014

How Obama Sets Himself Up To Fail in Foreign Policy (II)

Dan Drezner tries to make sense of Obama’s polling numbers on foreign …

Posted June 24th, 2014

Rubio Opposes Ruling Out Stupid Actions

Marco Rubio is annoyed that Obama has ruled out sending ground troops …

Posted June 18th, 2014

There Is No Foreign Policy “Paradox”

Roger Cohen recycles a bizarre idea: The president who is delivering the …

Posted June 6th, 2014

The Warsaw Speech

Nikolas Gvosdev notices the contradictions between Obama’s speech at West Point and …

Posted June 6th, 2014

Obama and Scottish Independence

Obama announced his opposition to Scottish independence and British withdrawal from the …

Posted June 5th, 2014

Obama Still Isn’t a Realist (II)

John Allen Gay agrees that Obama isn’t a realist: Realists shouldn’t see …

Posted June 3rd, 2014

Syria and “Values-Free” Foreign Policy

Fred Hiatt declares Obama’s West Point speech to be “values-free”: A values-free …

Posted June 2nd, 2014

Burden-Sharing Requires American Restraint

Christopher Preble observes that our allies won’t assume greater burdens for their …

Posted May 30th, 2014

Realists and “Self-Described Realists”

John Cassidy is still under the mistaken impression that Obama is a …

Posted May 29th, 2014

The Pointless West Point Speech

As expected, Obama’s commencement speech at West Point contained very little new …

Posted May 28th, 2014

Withdrawals and Arbitrary Deadlines

Paul Pillar thinks an arbitrary deadline for withdrawal from Afghanistan is unavoidable: …

Posted May 28th, 2014

Obama Scheduled To Give a Redundant Foreign Policy Speech

Obama will give a redundant speech later this week: President Barack Obama …

Posted May 26th, 2014

Presidential Legacies and the Judgements of “History”

Aaron David Miller thinks he knows how “history” will judge Obama’s foreign …

Posted May 22nd, 2014

A Foreign Policy That Pleases No One (II)

Ross Douthat continues the discussion on Obama’s foreign policy: But at the …

Posted May 20th, 2014