Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “George H.W Bush”

Jeb Bush’s Costly and Dangerous Syria Policy

Even if Bush’s policy “worked,” it would be extraordinarily costly and would gain the U.S. absolutely nothing.

Posted October 13th, 2015

Jeb Bush’s Foreign Policy Confusion

There is no reason to believe that Jeb has inherited his father’s foreign policy competence.

Posted September 21st, 2015

The Modern GOP and George H.W. Bush’s Internationalism

Republican hawks tend to avoid mentioning the elder Bush’s record primarily because they regard his internationalism as insufficiently aggressive.

Posted August 18th, 2015

No, Jeb Bush Won’t Be a Realist

Bush could hardly be making his agreement with his brother’s policies more obvious.

Posted February 11th, 2015

Jeb Bush and Foreign Policy

The country was already badly misled once by crediting a younger Bush with following in the foreign policy tradition of his father.

Posted November 19th, 2014

2016 and the Third-Term “Curse”

Voters’ fatigue with the Democrats could be a serious problem for their nominee in 2016.

Posted November 18th, 2014

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

When Congress should assert itself and when it shouldn’t. Paul Pillar compares …

Posted October 24th, 2014

DeMint and the “Chicken Kiev” Speech

Jim DeMint must be kidding: President Obama, having thrown away George W. …

Posted December 23rd, 2013

The Protests in Kiev and the “Chicken Kiev” Speech

Michael Rubin confuses several things in his post on the protests in …

Posted December 3rd, 2013

“Chicken Kiev” and Syria

Max Boot dredges up an old smear against realists: But it is …

Posted June 3rd, 2013

Non-Interventionist Blowback?

Syria hawks have lately been falling back on an argument that echoes …

Posted May 17th, 2013

Obama and Realism

Leon Hadar responds to my post on Obama and realism: There is …

Posted January 22nd, 2013

Obama Isn’t a Realist, But His Administration Accepts Realist Refugees from the GOP

To answer the question in the title of Leon Hadar’s new article, …

Posted January 14th, 2013

The GOP’s Biggest Problem on Foreign Policy

Danielle Pletka unwittingly reminds everyone why Republicans are still not trusted on …

Posted January 4th, 2013

Revisiting the “Chicken Kiev” Speech

Noah Millman continues the discussion on separatism: And editorialists were far from …

Posted November 1st, 2012

The Odd Case of the Undecided Fiscal Conservative/Social Liberal

The undecided voters quoted in this James Fallows post don’t have very …

Posted October 13th, 2012

Beyond Realism

Will Marshall wants Obama to move “beyond realism” in foreign policy: Amoral, …

Posted September 6th, 2012