Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Libya”

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

The Uses and Abuses of Historical Analogies

Historical analogies are very often used in crude attempts to shoehorn modern events into convenient ideological stories.

Posted December 1st, 2014

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Libya and the tides of history. Noah Millman reflects on Shakespeare and …

Posted November 21st, 2014

Lessons from the Libyan War

One lesson that the Libyan war should teach us is that the U.S. and its allies are far too quick to want to take sides in foreign disputes and conflicts.

Posted November 19th, 2014

Revisiting the Libyan War

The arguments for intervention in Libya were extraordinarily weak and many of them were based on little more than wishful thinking.

Posted November 18th, 2014

The Libyan War Could Come Back to Haunt Clinton

Clinton was an architect of a major policy blunder that continues to wreck the country that “benefited” from the intervention.

Posted November 11th, 2014

Another Libyan Intervention Would Be Folly

There is no reason to expect that a new intervention would be any less harmful than the last one.

Posted November 11th, 2014