Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “France”

The War on Yemen and the Failure of the U.N.

The Security Council has remained so shamefully silent because several of the permanent members are deeply complicit in the wrecking and starving of Yemen.

Posted February 21st, 2018

Trump’s Bullying of Our Allies on the Nuclear Deal Won’t Succeed

Our allies see no reason to “fix” something that isn’t broken.

Posted January 25th, 2018

Iran Hawks Can’t Stop Lying About the Nuclear Deal

Our government is risking harm to our relations with allies by lying about the nuclear deal.

Posted October 19th, 2017

The Baffling Inclusion of Chad in the Travel Ban

U.S. diplomats in Chad are still trying to figure out why this happened, but they are understandably having difficulty making sense of an absurd decision.

Posted September 27th, 2017

The Folly of Reneging on the Nuclear Deal

The U.S. would gain nothing from reneging on the deal.

Posted September 26th, 2017

The Pitfalls of Sanctions

Our allies understandably resent having their companies punished for the behavior of another government and reasonably object to being dictated to by Washington.

Posted July 31st, 2017

‘The Mistakes of the Middle Ages’

The worst, most destructive confessional wars in European history did not take place in “the Middle Ages.”

Posted May 10th, 2017

Macron’s Empty Victory

The striking thing about Macron’s landslide win is how little genuine enthusiasm there is for him or his agenda.

Posted May 8th, 2017

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Saudi Arabia’s assault on Yemen will cause mass starvation. Peter Salisbury reviews …

Posted May 5th, 2017

Victory for The Discredited Status Quo in France

Macron’s agenda is mostly the continuation of the same policies that have generated enormous contempt for France’s political class

Posted April 24th, 2017

Obama’s Misguided Indulgence of U.S. Client States

Obama has gone out of his way to try to placate and indulge them even when they behave appallingly.

Posted January 3rd, 2017

The ‘Credibility’ Myth That Never Dies

The “credibility” myth is one of the more pernicious and pervasive ideas in our foreign policy debates.

Posted November 8th, 2016

A Misleading Argument About Georgia and NATO

It does Georgia no favors to maintain the illusion that NATO membership is available to them when it isn’t.

Posted April 4th, 2016

“Brexit” and the U.S.-U.K. Relationship

The effect of “Brexit” on the U.S. and the U.S.-U.K. relationship is almost certainly overstated.

Posted February 15th, 2016

How Clinton Evades Accountability for the Libyan War

Clinton is able to escape scrutiny because in Washington there is never any real accountability for foreign policy blunders and there is usually overwhelming indifference to the consequences of our destructive policies.

Posted December 1st, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

There is no Obama doctrine. Leon Hadar reviews Colin Dueck’s The Obama …

Posted November 20th, 2015

Rubio’s Extremely Dangerous Plan for the War on ISIS

Rubio would risk a shooting war with Russia by trying to defeat ISIS and Assad at the same time.

Posted November 19th, 2015