Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Lebanon”

Rubio’s Costly, Confrontational Anti-Iranian Policy

Rubio makes no attempt to weigh the costs of this extremely confrontational policy.

Posted July 29th, 2015

Iran’s “Imperial Ambitions” Are Greatly Exaggerated

Iran’s regional reach is very limited.

Posted June 30th, 2015

Jeb Bush and W.’s Second-Term Foreign Policy

Jeb Bush isn’t even pretending to support foreign policy restraint.

Posted June 29th, 2015

Rubio’s Awful “Rollback” Plan for Iran

The costs of a “rollback” policy are always too high even for most of the advocates of “rollback.”

Posted March 24th, 2015

Cotton’s Confused Argument About Iranian Influence

Like all the Iran hawks before him, Cotton claims to fear growing Iranian influence while supporting policies that have facilitated its growth.

Posted March 16th, 2015

Rand Paul and Restraint

Jim Antle tries to find a silver lining in Rand Paul’s “pro-Israel” …

Posted July 7th, 2014

Reagan’s Withdrawal From Lebanon and Hard-liners’ Misreading of History

Micah Zenko reviews Reagan’s disastrous decision to intervene in Lebanon and his …

Posted February 10th, 2014

The Beirut Bombing, 30 Years Later

Christopher Dickey reflects on the anniversary of the 30th anniversary of the …

Posted October 23rd, 2013

The Terrible “Score Settling” Argument for Intervention in Syria

This line from Max Boot sums up how irrational the position of …

Posted June 11th, 2013

Syrian Opposition Leader Calls on the U.S. to Bomb Lebanon

The Syrian opposition’s demands are becoming less and less realistic: “What we …

Posted May 28th, 2013

Teflon Presidents and the Rally Effect

There is another point Dan McCarthy makes in his post on Benghazi …

Posted April 1st, 2013

The Triviality of Ted Cruz

Jonathan Bernstein comments on the movement conservative enthusiasm for Ted Cruz’s treatment …

Posted February 7th, 2013

Hagel’s “Re-Confirmation” Hearing

The Hagel hearing yesterday was a perfect example of many of the …

Posted February 1st, 2013

Condi Rice and Interventionist Remedies That Cure Nothing

Condoleeza Rice misses something important: Karl Marx once called on workers of …

Posted November 26th, 2012