Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Iraq”

Attacking Syria Is Still a Terrible Idea

The U.S. has neither the authority nor the right to do what Kristof wants to do.

Posted August 18th, 2016

Kaine and the Illegal War on ISIS

Kaine has been one of the few members of Congress to challenge presidential authority to bomb ISIS targets

Posted August 8th, 2016

The U.S. Hasn’t ‘Pulled Back’ from the Middle East At All

The U.S. has not been “inactive” in any of the region’s conflicts.

Posted August 8th, 2016

The False Narrative of U.S. ‘Withdrawal from the World’

U.S. involvement around the world has stayed the same or increased in every case.

Posted August 4th, 2016

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Fallujah in ruins. Kelley Vlahos reports on the aftermath of the expulsion …

Posted July 15th, 2016

The 2016 Candidates and Our Warped Foreign Policy Debate

If there is a domestic attack or a foreign conflict, the impulse is to respond to it by inflicting death and destruction on some other part of the world.

Posted July 7th, 2016

Our Ridiculous Foreign Policy Debates

We don’t debate the administration’s actual record, but instead allow both sides to fight over an invented one while overlooking the real costs and consequences of U.S. actions.

Posted June 30th, 2016

Has Obama Done ‘Too Little’ Abroad?

The assessment that Obama has done “too little” abroad is at odds with Obama’s record of frequent activism.

Posted June 29th, 2016

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Clinton’s hawk-in-waiting. Philip Giraldi reviews the record of Victoria Nuland, a likely …

Posted May 20th, 2016

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Inside Saudi Arabia’s push to silence criticism of its brutal war on …

Posted April 29th, 2016

The Five Stages of Interventionism

To say that there was even a stunted debate about the war on ISIS would be generous.

Posted April 18th, 2016

Why I Won’t Miss Obama

Obama has tossed aside the last few restrictions that theoretically limited presidential war-making.

Posted March 14th, 2016

The Eleventh Republican Debate

Most of the debate was a clownish, embarrassing affair.

Posted March 4th, 2016

The War on Yemen Has Nothing to Do With Self-Defense

The Saudi-led intervention is an aggressive and unjustifiable one.

Posted February 16th, 2016

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