Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Libyan war”

Indulging Reckless Clients Is a Bipartisan Tradition

It is hard to think of examples where the U.S. has not given allies and clients a free pass for their destabilizing behavior.

Posted November 14th, 2017

The Myths of Interventionists

Frenetic meddling in the affairs of other nations hasn’t made and won’t make America any safer.

Posted October 11th, 2017

The Dangers of Indulging Reckless Clients

The Saudis and their allies think they have a green light from Washington to do as they like without any consequences.

Posted June 5th, 2017

The Baleful Consequences of the Libyan War

The so-called “model” intervention made things worse precisely because it “succeeded” in toppling the regime.

Posted April 10th, 2017

Obama’s Unnecessary Wars and ‘Humanitarian’ Interventionism

Obama has probably done more to discredit “humanitarian” interventionism with his policies than any other recent president.

Posted January 17th, 2017

Clinton’s Foreign Policy Will Obviously Be More Aggressive, So Why Pretend Otherwise?

In the last twenty years, Clinton has never seen a military intervention that she thought was unnecessary or too risky.

Posted November 8th, 2016

Secretary Biden? Don’t Bet on It

There are other likely choices that would be a better fit with Clinton and would be even more likely to share her foreign policy priorities.

Posted October 31st, 2016

The Third Presidential Debate

Trump missed his last major chance to make the election more competitive.

Posted October 20th, 2016

The First Presidential Debate

Trump mostly failed to use Clinton’s foreign policy record against her.

Posted September 27th, 2016

No, Really, Clinton Will Be Very Hawkish as President

Almost everything in her foreign policy record says that this is how she will govern.

Posted September 26th, 2016

Rules for Military Intervention

If we take the last resort standard seriously, it means that preventive war can never be an option because it is inherently too hasty and unjust. .

Posted September 20th, 2016

The VP Candidates’ Bad Foreign Policy Records

Kaine ought to be questioned about his early and eager backing for the Saudis’ unnecessary and ruinous war.

Posted September 14th, 2016

Cameron’s Libya Legacy

We shouldn’t forget how irresponsible and reckless Cameron’s foreign policy was.

Posted September 14th, 2016

Trump’s Plunder Doctrine

Acquiring plunder is what he thinks U.S. foreign policy is for.

Posted September 12th, 2016

Clinton Has Learned Nothing from the Iraq War

It’s not possible for a war of choice to be fought as a last resort, and Clinton’s record is filled with support for wars of choice.

Posted September 9th, 2016

Johnson’s Blown Opportunity

Johnson had a chance to show that he had better foreign policy judgment and understanding than Clinton and Trump, and he blew it.

Posted September 8th, 2016

The Lingering Costs of Clinton’s Libyan War

Since Clinton was one of the main advocates for intervention in Libya, she is responsible for at least part of the deterioration in relations with Moscow that followed.

Posted September 7th, 2016