Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Iran”

Clinton’s Reckless and Flawed Syria Policy

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

Posted November 23rd, 2015

Yemen and the War on ISIS

The U.S. ought to stop supporting the Saudis and their allies in Yemen.

Posted November 23rd, 2015

Rubio, the Hard-liners’ Factional Candidate

Rubio has gone out of his way to give hard-liners everything they could want on foreign policy.

Posted November 19th, 2015

Revisiting Rubio’s Exaggerated Reputation on Foreign Policy

Rubio continues to benefit from an unearned reputation for foreign policy savvy.

Posted November 12th, 2015

Rubio Has Never Been a Foreign Policy “Moderate”

He is one of the most reliably hawkish and ideological Republicans on foreign policy in Washington.

Posted November 10th, 2015

The U.S. Plans to Throw More Weapons into Syria

All that this does is ensure that the conflict takes even longer to end.

Posted November 5th, 2015

Bush’s Lies About the Nuclear Deal

Everything Bush claims about the nuclear deal is a lie.

Posted November 2nd, 2015

The Unpersuasive Case for New Sanctions on Iran

More sanctions aren’t going to improve political conditions inside Iran.

Posted October 21st, 2015

Sanders’ Foreign Policy Problem

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

Posted October 19th, 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

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 Dispiriting Democratic Debate

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

Posted October 14th, 2015

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

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

Jindal’s Profound Foreign Policy Confusion

Jindal doesn’t have the slightest understanding of international affairs or how to conduct foreign policy responsibly.

Posted October 12th, 2015

Yemen and the Destructive Habit of Taking Sides

The U.S. is assisting ugly client regimes as they lay waste to an impoverished country.

Posted October 5th, 2015