Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Fareed Zakaria”

Trump’s Foreign Policy and U.S. ‘Leadership’

When a foreign policy pundit declares that U.S. “leadership” has been brought to an end by this or that action, he is often just saying that he thinks the current president is conducting foreign policy the wrong way.

Posted June 5th, 2017

Trump’s Syria Attack and Our Abject Media

Many in the media are at their most credulous and indulgent when the president is at his most dangerous.

Posted April 8th, 2017

The Bankrupt U.S.-Saudi Relationship

We can’t pretend that the U.S. is being well-served by aggressive and reckless Saudi foreign policy.

Posted April 21st, 2016

The Bizarre Need to Take Sides and Our Foreign Policy Debates

There is a strong bias against neutrality in our foreign policy debates.

Posted January 8th, 2016

Obama’s Gradual Escalation of the War on ISIS

As he often does, Obama has endorsed a version of the hawkish option that he derided just a few months before.

Posted November 6th, 2015

The Hawkish Syria Panic and the U.S. Obsession with “Leadership”

The obsession with global “leadership” provides a ready-made excuse to meddle in the affairs of another country no matter what the conditions are.

Posted October 19th, 2015

Syria and the Bizarre Need to Take Sides

Instead of taking the lack of obvious allies as a warning to stay out entirely, the U.S. keeps trying to find a way to take sides.

Posted October 2nd, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Henry Adams and the gift of pessimism. Michael Brendan Dougherty reflects on …

Posted August 15th, 2014

Why Obama Keeps Caving To Hawks

Fareed Zakaria correctly observes that Obama has “caved” to Syria hawks by …

Posted July 11th, 2014

Do Somethingism Run Amok

Fareed Zakaria shouts at Obama to “do something”: The crisis in Ukraine …

Posted March 14th, 2014

No War for Credibility (II)

Krauthammer frets about the danger of lost “credibility” over Syria: Instead he’s …

Posted May 10th, 2013

Tracking U.S. Favorability in Europe Since 2000

Reading Fareed Zakaria’s new article, I was reminded of the Pew survey …

Posted July 26th, 2012