Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Libyan war”

Yemen and “Humanitarian” Interventionism

“Humanitarian” interventionists grow strangely quiet when the U.S. is taking sides in a war that is inflicting enormous harm on a civilian population.

Posted May 21st, 2015

Rubio’s Creepy “Safety” Rhetoric

Prioritizing safety above all other things is potentially quite dangerous.

Posted May 18th, 2015

Rubio’s Predictable, Ideological CFR Speech

This is not a “doctrine” anyone should want to follow.

Posted May 13th, 2015

Rubio Was Never a “Moderate” on Foreign Policy

The idea that Rubio was ever a “moderate” on foreign policy is simply wrong.

Posted May 12th, 2015

No, Cameron Isn’t an “Isolationist” or “Little Englander”

A timely reminder that isolationist is a completely meaningless word in contemporary debates.

Posted May 9th, 2015

The Politics of the Libyan War

If politicians were judged on the quality of their record, Libya would be a major problem for Clinton.

Posted April 24th, 2015

Miliband’s Odd Libya Attack

Supporting intervention in Libya was Miliband at his most Blair-like in the worst possible way.

Posted April 24th, 2015

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

Rubio’s Phony Concern for Stability

Rubio feigns concern about regional disorder while saying that the U.S. might need to start another unnecessary war.

Posted April 20th, 2015

There Is No “New Isolationism”

Foreign policy is normally a low priority for almost all voters.

Posted April 16th, 2015

Britain and the Dishonest Charge of “Retreat” Revisited

Britain isn’t “retreating” from the world.

Posted March 24th, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The dangers of not reaching a deal with Iran. Gary Sick describes …

Posted March 13th, 2015

Why Hawks Aren’t Held Accountable for the Wars They Support

Hawks are typically never judged by the results of the policies they support.

Posted March 12th, 2015

The Perils of Hawkish Campaigning

The public doesn’t support aggressive measures across the board.

Posted March 6th, 2015

What Rubio Doesn’t Know

Rubio’s foreign policy errors aren’t limited to one bungled attack line.

Posted March 4th, 2015

Britain’s Many Wars of Choice

All of Britain’s wars over the last two decades have been wars of choice that it could have avoided.

Posted February 26th, 2015

McCain’s Extremely Selective Sense of Shame

McCain feels shame only when the U.S. refuses to take futile action that would cause more death and destruction somewhere in the world.

Posted February 23rd, 2015