Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Bob Corker”

Yemen and the Absurd “No Daylight” Standard

The idea that the U.S. needs to do more to support the Saudis in Yemen is disgraceful and obnoxious.

Posted October 15th, 2015

The Nuclear Deal and Congress’ Meddling

Congress didn’t need to insert itself into this process.

Posted August 26th, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

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

Posted August 21st, 2015

Corker’s Case Against the Nuclear Deal Makes No Sense

Like every other opponent of the deal, Corker refuses to accept a major nonproliferation success because it isn’t perfect.

Posted August 18th, 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

GOP Opposition to the Nuclear Deal

The fact that most elected Republicans are bitterly opposed to the deal reflects very poorly on them and on the kind of foreign policy they want for the U.S.

Posted July 14th, 2015

Corker and Congress’ Clumsy Meddling on Iran

Iran hawks in Congress have interfered enough to strengthen the hand of Iran’s negotiators in the final stages of the talks.

Posted July 6th, 2015

Iran Hawks Still Want to Sabotage a Nuclear Deal

Corker’s own legislation has made it more likely that Obama will agree to terms that are even less satisfactory to hawkish critics

Posted June 29th, 2015

Corker and the Absurd AUMF Debate

The U.S. should be looking for a way to get out of the war instead of worrying about getting Congress to rubber stamp another unnecessary intervention

Posted May 29th, 2015

The Corker-Cardin Iran Bill

The “compromise” bill is better than the original version, it is still unwarranted meddling that could make the negotiations more difficult.

Posted April 20th, 2015

Paul’s Announcement Speech

Paul’s foreign policy rhetoric was combative enough to be off-putting to antiwar conservatives and libertarians.

Posted April 7th, 2015

Why the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act Should Be Defeated

The bill is clearly written to make it impossible for the U.S. to live up to its end of an agreement with Iran.

Posted March 23rd, 2015

Paul’s Unpersuasive Excuse for Signing the Iran Letter

It isn’t good enough to support diplomacy in theory while being maneuvered into doing things aimed at wrecking it in practice.

Posted March 20th, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Brent Scowcroft, realist Republican. Jordan Michael Smith reviews Bartholomew Sparrow’s The Strategist: …

Posted March 6th, 2015

Corker’s Iran Bill and Congressional Meddling

The Corker legislation represents misguided Congressional interference in the president’s conduct of diplomacy.

Posted March 6th, 2015

Paul and the Right’s Ideological Enforcers

Ludicrous ideological policing seems to work only too well.

Posted March 5th, 2015

McCain’s Sound and Fury

The good news is that few, if any, of McCain’s preferred policies are likely to be adopted.

Posted November 6th, 2014