Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Chris Christie”

Support for a “No-Fly Zone” in Syria Should Be Disqualifying

In a sane foreign policy debate, the people agitating for a clash with a nuclear-armed great power would be met with derision and scorn.

Posted November 11th, 2015

Previewing the Fourth Set of Republican Debates

Having fewer candidates on stage can only improve things.

Posted November 10th, 2015

The War on Yemen Continues to Be Ignored

The war on Yemen remains one of the most ignored conflicts in the world.

Posted October 15th, 2015

Christie’s Dangerous Bluster on Syria

Christie claims to be ready to commit acts of war against Russia to enforce a “no-fly zone” that the U.S. has no authority to establish.

Posted October 12th, 2015

Christie and the “Inaction” Canard

Libya and Iraq are in their current state largely thanks to the decisions to “act” by pursuing regime change.

Posted September 29th, 2015

Previewing the Second Set of Republican Debates

Will moderator Hugh Hewitt’s hawkish instincts lead to more boilerplate rhetoric on foreign policy?

Posted September 16th, 2015

The First Republican Debates

The field is filled with knee-jerk hawks that don’t have a very firm grasp on the issues.

Posted August 7th, 2015

Christie’s Hawkish Errors

Christie’s rhetoric reflects some of the biggest mistakes that hawks make when thinking about foreign policy.

Posted July 1st, 2015

Christie’s Dead-End Candidacy

Christie would be fortunate to do as well as Giuliani did in 2008.

Posted June 25th, 2015

What’s the Point of a Jindal Candidacy?

Jindal’s presidential bid makes no sense.

Posted June 24th, 2015

Christie’s Awful, Dishonest Foreign Policy Speech

The good news is that Christie will never be in a position to implement his horrible policy ideas.

Posted May 18th, 2015

Christie: The U.S. Should Do Whatever Its Clients Want

Christie’s complaint is that the U.S. is not allowing the Gulf states to decide what our policies should be.

Posted May 18th, 2015

Christie’s Nonsensical View of the World

Christie’s overconfidence in the power of the presidency to “solve” international problems is dangerous.

Posted February 17th, 2015

Christie’s Missing Foreign Policy

Christie has distinguished himself by saying almost nothing on any specific foreign policy issue in the last two years.

Posted February 3rd, 2015

Christie’s Lacking Foreign Policy

Christie doesn’t seem to have much interest in or familiarity with these issues.

Posted December 30th, 2014

The GOP’s Foreign Policy Swagger Problem

The problem for Republicans: most of their 2016 candidates are just as bad as Christie when it comes to being “heavy on swagger and light on substance.”

Posted September 2nd, 2014

Christie’s Hawkish Pandering Keeps Backfiring

It seems that Chris Christie’s awful foreign policy speech earlier this week …

Posted May 21st, 2014