Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Libya”

Reviewing Obama’s Flawed Foreign Policy Record

Obama made a number of egregious, unforced errors that mar his record.

Posted January 26th, 2017

The Cult of U.S. ‘Leadership’

After more than a decade of one costly failure after another, how can anyone still imagine that relying on U.S. “leadership” is the right answer for them or for us?

Posted January 5th, 2017

Obama Hasn’t Presided Over ‘Retrenchment’

The U.S. is involved in more wars in more countries today than it was when Obama became president.

Posted January 5th, 2017

Obama’s Foreign Policy Has Been Anything But ‘Inactive’

It is a measure of how thoroughly our foreign policy debates are warped by a “do something” mentality that such an activist president could ever be accused of inaction abroad.

Posted December 21st, 2016

Spare Us the Folly of Another ‘Freedom Agenda’

Non-interference in the affairs of other nations is incompatible with efforts to try to “shape” the internal politics of other countries

Posted December 20th, 2016

The Persistent Hawkish Misunderstanding of the Green Movement

The people in the best position to judge how U.S. support would be received in Iran thought it would harm the protesters.

Posted August 24th, 2016

Kaine and the Illegal War on ISIS

Kaine has been one of the few members of Congress to challenge presidential authority to bomb ISIS targets

Posted August 8th, 2016

There Is No Hillary Clinton ‘Doctrine’

What Stacey keeps calling the Clinton “doctrine” is just unfocused meddling in every conflict that comes along.

Posted May 23rd, 2016

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Clinton’s hawk-in-waiting. Philip Giraldi reviews the record of Victoria Nuland, a likely …

Posted May 20th, 2016

The Five Stages of Interventionism

To say that there was even a stunted debate about the war on ISIS would be generous.

Posted April 18th, 2016

The Problem with NATO

NATO has spent the better part of the last two decades abandoning its original mission as a defensive alliance.

Posted April 5th, 2016

Cruz’s Preposterous Foreign Policy Team

Cruz has proven once again that he has terrible foreign policy judgment.

Posted March 17th, 2016

The Eleventh Republican Debate

Most of the debate was a clownish, embarrassing affair.

Posted March 4th, 2016

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