Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Jeb Bush”

The Republican Nomination and the Politics of Immigration

Immigration is a bigger weakness for both Rubio and Bush than their boosters would like to admit.

Posted April 22nd, 2015

Jeb Bush and Regime Change

Bush seems to think the U.S. should have been actively involved in trying to subvert and overthrow the Iranian government.

Posted April 20th, 2015

Jeb Bush’s Continuing Evasions on Foreign Policy

Like Bush’s other evasions, avoiding the question about regime change in Iran does nothing to reassure skeptics.

Posted April 20th, 2015

Jeb Bush Embraces George W. Bush’s Foreign Policy

Jeb Bush has no desire to distance himself from his brother’s foreign policy record.

Posted April 17th, 2015

The Politics of the Nuclear Deal

Opposing the deal isn’t smart positioning for the eventual Republican nominee.

Posted April 2nd, 2015

The GOP’s Absurd Israel Litmus Test

Hard-liners have redefined support to mean offering a blank check.

Posted March 28th, 2015

Jeb Bush and the Crowded 2016 Field

The more conservative candidates there are in the race, the better Bush’s chances are.

Posted March 26th, 2015

Jeb Bush and the Continuing Baker Panic

The latest in a long line of attempts to banish realists from Republican foreign policy debate.

Posted March 24th, 2015

Jeb Bush and the Baker Panic

There is absolutely no reason to think that Bush is inclined toward realist views.

Posted March 20th, 2015

The Absurd “No Light” Approach to Managing Allies and Clients

If the U.S. never allowed any “light” between it and its allies and clients, that would mean letting those allies and clients dictate what U.S. policy ought to be.

Posted February 26th, 2015

Bush’s Fatuous Views on Iraq and ISIS

Bush’s statement combines the worst sort of second-guessing with a magical belief in the power of an American military presence to forestall undesirable developments overseas.

Posted February 26th, 2015

The Rise and Fall of Rubio

Rubio now seems set on pursuing a nomination he can’t get at the expense of giving up the Senate seat he won in the race against Crist.

Posted February 24th, 2015

Jeb Bush and the Iraq War

Interventionists can never admit that a foreign war was wrong in principle.

Posted February 23rd, 2015

Bush and the “Jacksonians”

Beinart once again shows how unhelpful and frequently misleading Mead’s categories can be.

Posted February 19th, 2015

Why 2016 Hawkish Candidates May Hamper U.S. Diplomacy

The prospect of a more hawkish administration in 2017 will make other governments less interested in making deals with the U.S.

Posted February 19th, 2015

Bush Intends to Follow Romney’s Lead on Foreign Policy

Bush is expected to imitate the Romney campaign’s overall approach to foreign policy.

Posted February 18th, 2015

Jeb Bush’s Underwhelming Foreign Policy Speech

It is telling that the most specific positions he took align him closely with his party’s hard-liners.

Posted February 18th, 2015