Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Barack Obama”

The Horrifying Starvation of Yemen Continues

The horror of what has been deliberately done to Yemen over the last two years is matched only by the near-total international indifference to the plight of its people.

Posted February 22nd, 2017

‘American Exceptionalism’ and Our Warped Foreign Policy ‘Idealists’

The dangers of a warped understanding of internationalism and “American exceptionalism.”

Posted February 21st, 2017

The Ongoing Disgrace of U.S. Support for the War on Yemen

U.S. support for the indefensible war on Yemen is an ongoing disgrace and an enduring blot on our country’s reputation.

Posted February 16th, 2017

Trump Keeps Indulging Our Reckless Gulf Clients

That isn’t a surprise, but it is another indication that the shameful U.S. support for the war on Yemen is going to increase.

Posted February 8th, 2017

‘Observe Good Faith and Justice Towards All Nations’

Trump is starting off his presidency to a remarkable degree by pursuing the exact opposite of what Washington recommended.

Posted February 1st, 2017

Reviewing Obama’s Flawed Foreign Policy Record

Obama made a number of egregious, unforced errors that mar his record.

Posted January 26th, 2017

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