Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Iraq”

Sanders and Foreign Policy

Sanders seems leery of talking about foreign policy unless he absolutely has to.

Posted January 29th, 2016

The War on ISIS Expands to Libya

The Obama administration was wrong to expand the intervention into Syria, and it would be even more reckless to add yet another country as part of its illegal war.

Posted January 26th, 2016

Obama’s Foreign Policy Legacy

The war on Yemen that the U.S. has supported over the last nine months has to be the largest black mark on Obama’s record.

Posted December 28th, 2015

The GOP’s Foreign Policy Fantasy Problem

There are many Obama policy failures to criticize, but hawkish critics have opted for the least credible and most preposterous lines of attack based on a fantasy record.

Posted December 17th, 2015

The Farcical Debate Over an Authorization for the War on ISIS

No matter what Congress does on a new authorization, the war is going to continue.

Posted December 10th, 2015

Rubio and the Coalition Against ISIS

Rubio would find that our allies and clients are even less willing to risk taking casualties in a ground war, and his “multinational coalition” would also be one in name only.

Posted December 7th, 2015

Cruz’s Atrocious Ideas for the War on ISIS

Cruz’s plan is the sort of “tough”-sounding proposal that would be atrocious and stupid if put into practice.

Posted December 7th, 2015

Britain’s Sham Debate on Bombing Syria

Britain joins the bombing campaign in Syria with relatively low public support.

Posted December 3rd, 2015

The “Broad Coalition” and the War on ISIS

The U.S. is assuming responsibility for regional security problems while most of the governments in that part of the world do little or nothing.

Posted November 30th, 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

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’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

Article 5 and the Illegal War on ISIS

Invoking Article 5 isn’t going to solve the problem of the war’s illegality under U.S. law.

Posted November 18th, 2015

The Pitfalls of France’s War on ISIS

Hollande’s declaration against ISIS sets a goal that he must know his government can’t achieve at an acceptable cost.

Posted November 16th, 2015

Romney and the Hawkish “Leadership” Fetish

For Romney, America “must lead” even if “leading” means taking on enormous costs unrelated to our security.

Posted November 16th, 2015

Escalating the War on ISIS Is a Mistake

The burden of proof is on the advocates of more aggressive measures, and they are failing to show that these will produce the desired results.

Posted November 16th, 2015

Responding to the Paris Attacks

The U.S. and France should be very wary of escalating the war on ISIS.

Posted November 16th, 2015