Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Libyan war”

Cameron and the Effects of the Libyan War

Military interventions that are sold as “limited” and defensive in nature at the beginning can easily morph into a much more ambitious and aggressive policy.

Posted October 6th, 2015

Clinton’s Syria Folly and 2016

It’s not surprising that Clinton has taken a foreign policy position that is horrible on the merits.

Posted October 5th, 2015

A Biden Candidacy and Foreign Policy

Biden’s overall foreign policy record for the last twenty years isn’t that much better than Clinton’s.

Posted September 30th, 2015

Christie and the “Inaction” Canard

Libya and Iraq are in their current state largely thanks to the decisions to “act” by pursuing regime change.

Posted September 29th, 2015

Corbyn and Britain’s Foreign Policy Debate

Corbyn’s win could provide the British public with a meaningful debate on foreign policy.

Posted September 14th, 2015

Clinton’s Aggressive Foreign Policy

In almost every debate, she will take the side favoring the more aggressive option.

Posted September 10th, 2015

“Leadership” and the Warped Morality of Interventionists

Interventionists are generally indifferent to the catastrophes and humanitarian crises caused by U.S. “leadership” and action.

Posted September 9th, 2015

The Bad Hawkish Case for Intervention in Syria

Interventionists have a warped understanding of responsibility in foreign policy.

Posted September 2nd, 2015

Why Democrats Ignore Clinton’s Terrible Foreign Policy Record

Most Democrats should find Clinton’s foreign policy record to be unacceptable and disqualifying, but that isn’t how they have reacted.

Posted September 1st, 2015

Entangling and Enabling Alliances

Allies and clients sometimes drag the U.S. into conflicts that our government wouldn’t otherwise join.

Posted August 4th, 2015

Clinton’s Bad Foreign Policy Record

The Iraq war vote was just one in a series of poor decisions Clinton has made.

Posted July 7th, 2015

Rubio and the War on Yemen

Rubio backs the war on Yemen, and his only objection is that the U.S. is not more deeply involved in it.

Posted July 6th, 2015

McCain and Wars of Aggression

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

Posted June 29th, 2015

O’Malley’s Conventional Foreign Policy

O’Malley offers a faint echo of Clinton on foreign policy.

Posted June 26th, 2015

Sen. Murphy’s Progressive Foreign Policy Quest

Murphy’s project is heavily weighed down by the partisan need to defend Hillary Clinton.

Posted June 23rd, 2015

Republicans and the Libyan War

Like many other hawks, Perry discovers only in hindsight that an unnecessary war for regime change might have been in error.

Posted June 23rd, 2015

Misremembering Rubio’s Foreign Policy

Rubio is a “centrist” only as part of the bad tradition of McCain and Lieberman.

Posted June 22nd, 2015