Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Libya”

The War on ISIS Expands to Libya

The Obama administration was wrong to expand the intervention into Syria, and it would be even more reckless to add yet another country as part of its illegal war.

Posted January 26th, 2016

Foreign Policy and Obama’s Last SOTU

Obama has made it clear that it doesn’t really matter to him whether Congress ever votes on an authorization for the war on ISIS.

Posted January 13th, 2016

Rubio and Bush’s Foreign Policy Debate Errors

Bush and Rubio made several errors on foreign policy last night.

Posted December 16th, 2015

Cruz’s “Anything But Obama” Approach to Regime Change

The only consistency in Cruz’s approach to these issues is that he is always against whatever Obama did.

Posted December 15th, 2015

Revisiting Rubio’s Exaggerated Reputation on Foreign Policy

Rubio continues to benefit from an unearned reputation for foreign policy savvy.

Posted November 12th, 2015

McCain and Wars of Aggression

It is hard to take a hawk like McCain seriously on Ukraine.

Posted June 29th, 2015

Kasich and the Errors of “Cheap” Hawks

Kasich has the same bizarre impulse to take sides in conflicts where the U.S. has nothing at stake.

Posted April 22nd, 2015

The Bizarre Need to Take Sides in Yemen

This does nothing to make the U.S. more secure, but it does make our government one of the authors of the ruin of another country.

Posted April 8th, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The dangers of not reaching a deal with Iran. Gary Sick describes …

Posted March 13th, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

There is no better deal coming on the nuclear issue. Paul Pillar …

Posted February 27th, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Abu Ghraib goes to court. Kelley Vlahos reports on the role of …

Posted February 20th, 2015

The War Against ISIS and the Absurd AUMF Debate

The entire process of authorizing the war is happening long after the decision to intervene was made without any real debate.

Posted February 11th, 2015

Walker and the War on ISIS

Walker buys into many of the worst assumptions about U.S. “leadership” and activism overseas.

Posted February 2nd, 2015

The SOTU and Obama’s Unnecessary Wars

Obama has made it a habit in the last few years to order or threaten military action that isn’t necessary for U.S. or allied security.

Posted January 20th, 2015

Libya Has Already Had Quite Enough “Help”

Western governments should be reluctant to “help” Libya when their last attempt to “help” the country contributed directly to its ruin.

Posted January 20th, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

What’s left in Libya. Hisham Matar reports on the sorry state of …

Posted January 16th, 2015

The Interventionists’ Self-Serving Lies About Libya

Thanks to the 2011 intervention, Libya was guaranteed to endure the years of disorder and violence that have followed.

Posted January 13th, 2015