Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Bob Corker”

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

Domestic Politics and Diplomacy with Iran

A change in Senate control could end up derailing negotiations with Iran.

Posted October 16th, 2014

Ukraine Shouldn’t Be Given Major Non-NATO Ally Status

It would be cruel and foolish to give these governments the false impression that the U.S. is going to back them in a crisis.

Posted September 24th, 2014

The Folly of Arming Ukraine

Sen. Corker’s bill should be voted down.

Posted September 22nd, 2014

Thoughtless Rhetoric and Foreign Crises

Josh Rogin reports on Bob Corker’s unhappiness with administration policy on Ukraine: …

Posted April 22nd, 2014

A Syria Policy Designed to Satisfy No One (II)

The administration’s Syria policy hit a roadblock last month: House and Senate …

Posted July 10th, 2013

Rand Paul and the Menendez-Corker Bill to Arm Syrian Rebels

John Hudson reports on Rand Paul’s reaction to the Foreign Relations Committee’s …

Posted May 21st, 2013

The “Do Something” Caucus

The Los Angeles Times reports that members of Congress are attention-seeking opportunists: …

Posted May 13th, 2013

Corker’s Very Confused Syria Policy

Bob Corker wins some sort of prize for chutzpah with this op-ed: …

Posted April 24th, 2013

Cruz’s Hawkishness Shouldn’t Be a Surprise

Jim Antle looks at the record of Bob Corker (R-TN), the new …

Posted February 22nd, 2013