Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Libya”

The Dishonest Charge of Withdrawal and Disengagement

Fred Hiatt very much wants us to believe that America’s “gradual withdrawal” …

Posted July 28th, 2014

Learning the Wrong Lessons From the Libyan War

The Libyan war is now being treated as a “cautionary tale,” but …

Posted July 1st, 2014

How Obama Sets Himself Up To Fail in Foreign Policy (II)

Dan Drezner tries to make sense of Obama’s polling numbers on foreign …

Posted June 24th, 2014

Regional Opposition to Arming Syrian Rebels

Citing a Pew survey from earlier this year, Bruce Stokes notes that …

Posted June 20th, 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

A Warmonger By Any Other Name

Anne-Marie Slaughter thinks the U.S. should bomb in Iraq and Syria. She …

Posted June 18th, 2014

Why It’s a Waste of Time To Listen to Iraq War Hawks

Having learned absolutely nothing from their failure, they have nothing to teach.

Posted June 18th, 2014

Military Action and the Illusion of Control

Micah Zenko faults the tendency in our foreign policy debates to ascribe …

Posted June 16th, 2014

A Foreign Policy That Pleases No One (II)

Ross Douthat continues the discussion on Obama’s foreign policy: But at the …

Posted May 20th, 2014

How Obama Sets Himself Up To Fail in Foreign Policy

Ross Douthat declares Obama’s foreign policy to be a failure: But the …

Posted May 19th, 2014

Biden and Foreign Policy Restraint

Peter Beinart makes a very questionable claim: Among today’s Democratic foreign-policy elite, …

Posted May 12th, 2014

Libya and the “Arab Spring”

John Allen Gay reminds us of one of the now-forgotten justifications for …

Posted May 6th, 2014

The Libyan War Was a Blunder From the Start

The Washington Post editors must be kidding: The Obama administration and its …

Posted May 6th, 2014

Obama’s Many Unnecessary Interventions

Andrew Sullivan thinks Obama’s foreign policy has struck the right balance: My …

Posted May 1st, 2014

Killing Syrians For Ukraine

Anne-Marie Slaughter reminds us why we’re glad that she doesn’t work in …

Posted April 23rd, 2014

Cameron’s Terrible Foreign Policy Record

Freddy Gray tries to make sense of David Cameron’s political career. Here …

Posted April 22nd, 2014

Fixing the U.S.-Brazil Relationship

Roger Cohen makes the case for an improved U.S.-Brazilian relationship in a …

Posted April 21st, 2014