Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “John Kerry”

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

Closing In On a Deal with Iran

The big news at the end of the week is that negotiations …

Posted November 8th, 2013

Making Sense of the Russian Syria Proposal

Charles Crawford’s response to Russia’s gambit over Syrian chemical weapons is excessive, …

Posted September 10th, 2013

Keller and the “New Isolationism”

Bill Keller’s warning about the “new American isolationism” in connection with the …

Posted September 9th, 2013

Kerry’s Warped Definition of War

Peter Beinart chides John Kerry for claiming yesterday that the administration isn’t …

Posted September 4th, 2013

Appeasement and “Munich” Are Entirely Irrelevant to the Syria Debate

Michael Hirsh resorts to some very tired name-calling: World War II began …

Posted September 3rd, 2013

The Resolution on Syria Is Very Broad, Likely Won’t Pass In Current Form

The Wall Street Journal editors exist in another dimension where the very …

Posted September 2nd, 2013

Obama Isn’t “Unbound”

Peter Beinart interprets the Rice and Power choices as further proof that …

Posted June 5th, 2013

Boycotting Sochi Isn’t Going to Help Syria

David Rothkopf proposes a very bad idea for Syria diplomacy: The Russians …

Posted May 7th, 2013

Keep Ignoring Demands for Syrian Intervention (II)

The editors at The Financial Times also want John Kerry to issue …

Posted February 27th, 2013

Movement Conservatives Are Far Too Eager to Cheer On Their Politicians

Conor Friedersdorf pours scorn on Jim DeMint’s apologia for Ted Cruz: What …

Posted February 21st, 2013

Kerry and Hagel

My column on Kerry’s nomination and the possible Hagel nomination went up …

Posted January 4th, 2013

Engagement Is Not Appeasement

Michael Rubin continues the assault on Hagel, saying that he lacks “a …

Posted December 17th, 2012

Rice, Obama, and Foreign Policy in the Second Term

Peter Beinart writes (via Scott McConnell): Now, freed from having to seek …

Posted December 11th, 2012