Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Hillary Clinton”

Syria and the 2016 Race

The leading candidates don’t appear to be willing to commit the U.S. to a new ground war.

Posted December 1st, 2015

Cruz Attacks Rubio’s Foreign Policy “Adventurism”

While this attack could hurt Rubio, it may not do very much for Cruz.

Posted December 1st, 2015

Clinton’s Reckless and Flawed Syria Policy

Clinton’s plan suffers from many of the same flaws as Bush’s.

Posted November 23rd, 2015

The Libyan War and Hindsight

Opponents of the Libyan war aren’t relying on hindsight to fault Clinton for her bad judgment.

Posted November 5th, 2015

Biden and Democratic Foreign Policy

It’s too bad that Biden’s skeptical arguments didn’t win out more often in the administration’s internal debates.

Posted October 21st, 2015

Webb Drops Out

Webb was right to end his campaign for the Democratic nomination.

Posted October 20th, 2015

Sanders’ Foreign Policy Problem

Peter Beinart noticed that Bernie Sanders wasn’t very well-prepared to talk about …

Posted October 19th, 2015

Clinton’s War of Choice

Clinton’s answer on Libya was a reminder of how lousy the case for intervention was from the beginning.

Posted October 15th, 2015

Why We Should Take Foreign Policy Pledges Seriously

We shouldn’t assume that candidates are merely indulging in empty rhetoric.

Posted October 15th, 2015

The Libyan War and Clinton’s “Smart Power”

There was nothing remotely clever or intelligent about the way that U.S. and allied power was used in Libya four years ago.

Posted October 14th, 2015

The Dispiriting Democratic Debate

The opportunity to attack Clinton on her foreign policy vulnerabilities was completely squandered.

Posted October 14th, 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

Previewing the First Democratic Debate

Several of Clinton’s opponents are in a good position to take advantage of her vulnerability on foreign policy.

Posted October 13th, 2015

Syria and Clinton’s Record of Terrible Foreign Policy Judgment

Clinton’s Syria position is part of a pattern of making terrible decisions regarding military intervention.

Posted October 7th, 2015

A Syria “No-Fly Zone” Is Madness, So Naturally It Has Bipartisan Support

The calls for a “no-fly zone” in Syria should be flatly rejected.

Posted October 5th, 2015

Clinton’s Syria Folly and 2016

It’s not surprising that Clinton has taken a foreign policy position that is horrible on the merits.

Posted October 5th, 2015

The Insanity of a “No-Fly Zone” in Syria

Hawks are proposing that the U.S. risk the possibility of armed conflict with the Russians over Syria for no reason.

Posted October 1st, 2015