Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Iraq”

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Hezbollah is not a threat to America. Sharmine Narwani objects to the …

Posted November 3rd, 2017

The U.S. Needs to Leave Iraq

The U.S. should take the opportunity it has now to disentangle itself from Iraq.

Posted October 31st, 2017

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Bringing back the draft won’t stop unnecessary wars. Brian O’Brien warns that …

Posted October 27th, 2017

Iraq and the Administration’s Iran ‘Strategy’

The Iraqi government is making clear that it isn’t interested in serving as a front-line state as part of the administration’s anti-Iranian “strategy.”

Posted October 25th, 2017

Tillerson’s Diplomatic Bungling and the Iran Obsession

Tillerson was so eager to make a show of opposing Iranian influence in Iraq that he harmed U.S. relations with Baghdad while achieving nothing of consequence.

Posted October 23rd, 2017

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

McCain’s tired dogma. Andrew Bacevich responds to John McCain’s Liberty Medal speech. …

Posted October 20th, 2017

The U.S. Needs to Disentangle Itself from Iraq

The U.S. should be trying to extricate itself from Iraq as quickly as it can.

Posted October 16th, 2017

Haass’ Dangerous Proposal for Kurdistan

Less than 24 hours after the eruption of fighting between Kurdish forces and the Iraqi government, we are already hearing proposals from high-profile people to throw weapons at the problem.

Posted October 16th, 2017

Fighting Erupts in Kirkuk

The U.S. has limited influence and may not be able to keep the situation from spiraling out of control.

Posted October 16th, 2017

The Backlash Against the Kurdish Referendum Escalates

Unfortunately, one of the worse scenarios that we feared might happen is beginning to unfold.

Posted October 13th, 2017

Escalating Tensions Over Kurdish Referendum

A Kurdish declaration of independence would likely trigger immediate military responses from one or more of Kurdistan’s neighbors.

Posted September 29th, 2017

The Backlash Against the Kurdish Referendum Continues

The region’s economic dependence on its neighbors makes its political independence against their wishes hard to imagine.

Posted September 27th, 2017

The U.S. Should Reject Preventive War

The U.S. should repudiate preventive warfare because it is both illegal and inherently unjust.

Posted September 22nd, 2017

The Dangers of the Kurdish Referendum

All of this is just the start of the overwhelmingly hostile response from Iraqi Kurdistan’s neighbors.

Posted September 18th, 2017

Senate Rejects Paul’s AUMF Amendment

The result of the Senate vote was disappointing, but Sen. Paul deserves credit for making the vote happen in the first place.

Posted September 13th, 2017

Rand Paul’s Lonely AUMF Battle

Sen. Paul is doing the country an important service by shining a light on Congress’ craven enabling of endless war.

Posted September 12th, 2017

BHL and the Exceptionally Weak Case for Kurdistan

The chief danger of establishing a new Kurdish state is that it would be violently opposed by at least three of its new neighbors.

Posted September 7th, 2017