Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Barack Obama”

Why We Don’t Avoid Mission Creep

Benjamin Friedman notes how quickly the new intervention in Iraq has expanded: …

Posted August 20th, 2014

There Is Still No Foreign Policy “Paradox”

Roger Cohen once again repeats a tiresome argument: Yet many seem to …

Posted August 19th, 2014

Hawkishness Can Be a Serious Liability

Zachary Keck argues that Clinton’s hawkish foreign policy views don’t matter for …

Posted August 18th, 2014

So Much For The “Limited” Intervention

Obama says that airstrikes in Iraq could continue for months: President Obama …

Posted August 9th, 2014

Getting Dragged Back Into Iraq

Obama’s Libyan adventure undercuts his promises to keep the latest bombing raids from escalating.

Posted August 8th, 2014

Presuming To Know Other Countries’ Real Interests

Dan Drezner criticizes Obama for lecturing Russia on what is in its …

Posted August 5th, 2014

Hawkish Delusions and “Staying the Course”

Daniel Henninger makes the latest unpersuasive attempt to spin the public’s aversion …

Posted July 31st, 2014

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