Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Cuba”

McMullin’s Dreadfully Conventional Hawkishness

McMullin is an anti-Trump candidate whose main appeal is to Republicans that remain deeply committed to a very aggressive foreign policy.

Posted October 24th, 2016

Flynn’s Warped Worldview

Flynn recapitulates all of the errors of the hard-liners that used to rave about “WWIV” and “Islamofascism.”

Posted July 11th, 2016

Obama’s Visit to Cuba

Normalization with Cuba is decades overdue.

Posted March 23rd, 2016

Why I Won’t Miss Obama

Obama has tossed aside the last few restrictions that theoretically limited presidential war-making.

Posted March 14th, 2016

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

How much change do Iranians want? Hooman Majd comments on the recent …

Posted March 4th, 2016

Obama’s Cuba Visit

It would have been strange for Obama to normalize relations with Cuba and not go there.

Posted February 18th, 2016

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Is Trump a realist? Leon Hadar considers the evidence and concludes that …

Posted February 5th, 2016

Foreign Policy and the Democratic Debate

Clinton may be able to give a more fleshed-out debate answer, but we also know that she is more likely to get the U.S. involved in unnecessary wars than her rival.

Posted February 5th, 2016

Judging Cuba Normalization by an Unfair Standard

Normal relations with one of our closest neighbors should exist as a matter of course.

Posted February 1st, 2016

Foreign Policy and Obama’s Last SOTU

Obama has made it clear that it doesn’t really matter to him whether Congress ever votes on an authorization for the war on ISIS.

Posted January 13th, 2016

Obama’s Last SOTU

This is one of Obama’s last opportunities to define how he wants his presidency to be remembered.

Posted January 12th, 2016

Obama’s Foreign Policy Legacy

The war on Yemen that the U.S. has supported over the last nine months has to be the largest black mark on Obama’s record.

Posted December 28th, 2015

More Foreign Policy Questions That Should Be Asked, But Won’t Be

A few more foreign policy questions that the candidates should be asked tonight

Posted October 13th, 2015

Is Rubio’s Foreign Policy “Savvy”?

When Rubio sees a foreign conflict, he looks for ways to escalate it and to increase U.S. involvement in it.

Posted September 21st, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

What Cuba means for Latin America. Catherine Addington considers how normalization with …

Posted August 28th, 2015

The Incredibly Weak Case Against Restoring Ties with Cuba

Refusing to have relations with the other regime does not punish them, but it does deprive the U.S. of a way to exercise influence there.

Posted August 17th, 2015

Rubio’s Bankrupt Ideas on Foreign Policy

Rubio offers Iran no incentives for cooperation, but expects to be able to compel them to give way on every front.

Posted August 17th, 2015