Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “John Bolton”

Romney at State Would Be Disastrous

Unless Romney completely reinvented himself once again, his foreign policy views would be just as bad as Bolton’s or Giuliani’s.

Posted November 21st, 2016

Giuliani Might Be Even Worse Than Bolton

Giuliani shares the same flaws but has absolutely no relevant experience.

Posted November 17th, 2016

Bolton and Trump’s Foreign Policy Judgment

Trump’s bad foreign policy judgment extends to trusting in the faulty judgment of hard-liners that have been consistently wrong about most things for the last fifteen years.

Posted November 14th, 2016

What Will a Trump Foreign Policy Look Like?

A Trump foreign policy will probably be highly unilateralist, preoccupied with terrorism and Iran, and fixated mostly on the Middle East.

Posted November 9th, 2016

Explaining My 2016 Vote

It is usually not very hard to find reasons not to vote for the major party candidates, but the 2016 election has made it much easier than normal.

Posted November 7th, 2016

Cruz’s Reckless Unilateralism on Foreign Policy

When it comes to honoring important agreements that the U.S. made with allied governments, Cruz couldn’t care less about their views or interests.

Posted March 24th, 2016

No, the U.S. Shouldn’t Play the “Taiwan Card”

It would risk a major confrontation with China over an issue that the U.S. has successfully managed for decades while gaining the U.S. nothing.

Posted January 18th, 2016

The GOP’s Debate Conundrum

We don’t really need to hear twelve versions of the same answers.

Posted May 6th, 2015

Bolton’s Iran Fanaticism

Bolton’s MEK boosterism reminds us how fanatical and unmoored from reality Bolton’s ideas on Iran policy truly are.

Posted April 22nd, 2015

Bolton and the MEK

Bolton’s embrace of the MEK ought to discredit his views on Iran policy.

Posted March 27th, 2015

Walker and Iran Hawks’ Phony Concern for Nonproliferation

Hawks feign concern about future proliferation while vowing to repudiate an agreement that has a good chance of preventing it.

Posted March 26th, 2015

Attacking Iran Would Be Illegal, But Iran Hawks Still Don’t Care

Iran hawks’ respect for international law vanishes as soon as it becomes an obstacle to U.S. military action.

Posted March 17th, 2015

Why the Hard-liner Protest Candidacies Will Backfire

Paul is most likely to benefit from having more hard-liners in the race.

Posted February 10th, 2015

Jindal’s Boilerplate Hawkishness

Appealing to foreign policy hard-liners is nothing new for Jindal.

Posted December 4th, 2014

We Don’t Need To Hear From Any Iraq War Hawks

Jonathan Chait is partly right here, but his observations are not as …

Posted June 18th, 2014

Yes, We Can Write Off Santorum As a Future Candidate (II)

Quin Hillyer wonders why so few people take Rick Santorum seriously as …

Posted May 19th, 2014

John Bolton and “Ignoring” National Security Issues

John Bolton must not have a very good memory (via Friedersdorf): I …

Posted January 23rd, 2014