Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “John Kerry”

Kerry’s Lies About the War on Yemen

The war on Yemen never was a war of self-defense, and it compounds the U.S. disgrace of aiding the Saudis’ war to claim that it was.

Posted June 1st, 2016

Supporting a Year of the Appalling War on Yemen to ‘Reassure’ Despots

Obama’s bad decision to support the Saudi-led intervention was made for all the wrong reasons.

Posted March 14th, 2016

The U.S. Should Halt Its Support for the War on Yemen

It is a serious mistake to “blindly back” the Saudis in their war.

Posted February 2nd, 2016

10 Months of the U.S.-Backed War on Yemen

All of the administration’s reasons for supporting the Saudis in Yemen are risible.

Posted January 25th, 2016

The Nuclear Deal and the Freed Prisoners

It is a testament to the value of the diplomatic channels created over the last two years that these Americans have now been freed.

Posted January 18th, 2016

The Most Awful and Absurd Foreign Policy Quotes from 2015

Micah Zenko presents his list of the 20 “best worst” quotes from …

Posted December 30th, 2015

Kerry’s Shameful Praise for the War on Yemen

Obama administration officials can’t actually defend the war that the Saudis and their allies are waging with our help, and so they have to invent a fantasy version.

Posted November 30th, 2015

Escalating the Illegal War in Iraq and Syria

The U.S. has deepened its involvement in Syria’s civil war, and it is ludicrous for administration officials to pretend otherwise.

Posted November 2nd, 2015

Iran Hawks and the Loathing of Diplomacy

If these members of Congress had their way, the U.S. would have walked away without any of the gains from this deal.

Posted July 29th, 2015

No, Kerry Isn’t “Saying Too Much” About the Nuclear Deal

Many of the deal’s critics in the Senate are asking useless questions.

Posted July 28th, 2015

The Nuclear Deal with Iran

The future success of the deal will depend on support and compliance from the next administration.

Posted July 14th, 2015

The Administration’s Absurd Justification for Supporting the War on Yemen

The U.S. is backing the same destabilizing and aggressive behavior in Yemen it claims to oppose elsewhere.

Posted April 9th, 2015

Rubio’s Confusion About ISIS and Iran Continues

Rubio may have a lot to say on foreign policy issues, but what he says is often wrong.

Posted March 11th, 2015

The Senate Torture Report and Foreign Policy

Only now that there is minimal accountability for the use of torture are critics of the report concerned about the foreign response.

Posted December 8th, 2014

The Yaalon Quarrel and U.S.-Israel Relations

Israel has few “friends” to start with, and can hardly afford to antagonize the few that it has.

Posted October 28th, 2014

Hawkishness Can Be a Serious Liability

Zachary Keck argues that Clinton’s hawkish foreign policy views don’t matter for …

Posted August 18th, 2014

Kirk’s Tired and Dangerous Warning About Appeasement (II)

Mark Kirk keeps relying on tired Munich references in the Iran debate: …

Posted November 14th, 2013