Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Lindsey Graham”

Why ‘Brexit’ Is Not a Problem for the U.S.

British influence inside the EU has been waning for decades, and seems certain to be reduced even more if Britain were to vote to remain in.

Posted June 16th, 2016

Trump and Republican Alarmism

When a politician tells you that the world is more dangerous now than ever, he is either horribly misinformed, trying to sell you a bad policy, or both.

Posted April 28th, 2016

Graham Endorses Bush

“Establishment” figures in the party aren’t giving up on Bush despite his extraordinarily poor campaign.

Posted January 15th, 2016

The Most Awful and Absurd Foreign Policy Quotes from 2015

Micah Zenko presents his list of the 20 “best worst” quotes from …

Posted December 30th, 2015

Graham Finally Quits

Instead of being a useful foil for Rand Paul or a spoiler in South Carolina, Graham’s presence in the race was redundant.

Posted December 21st, 2015

Previewing the Fifth Set of Republican Debates

The most significant disputes among the candidates should be over Syria policy and immigration.

Posted December 15th, 2015

McCain and Graham’s Predictably Terrible Ideas for Syria

If we want a plan for trapping the U.S. in another prolonged ground war in the region, we should listen to McCain and Graham.

Posted December 8th, 2015

McCain’s Panicked Alarmism

McCain and Graham can make outlandish statements about how horrible the state of the world is, and yet they are rarely called out for their shameless fear-mongering.

Posted November 23rd, 2015

Rubio, the Hard-liners’ Factional Candidate

Rubio has gone out of his way to give hard-liners everything they could want on foreign policy.

Posted November 19th, 2015

Support for a “No-Fly Zone” in Syria Should Be Disqualifying

In a sane foreign policy debate, the people agitating for a clash with a nuclear-armed great power would be met with derision and scorn.

Posted November 11th, 2015

The Debates and Republican Foreign Policy

The terrible state of Republican foreign policy was on full display last night.

Posted September 17th, 2015

Previewing the Second Set of Republican Debates

Will moderator Hugh Hewitt’s hawkish instincts lead to more boilerplate rhetoric on foreign policy?

Posted September 16th, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The war the world forgot. Gabriel Gatehouse reports in the first part …

Posted September 11th, 2015

Previewing the First Republican Debates

The debates are sure to be very dispiriting for anyone interested in foreign policy restraint.

Posted August 6th, 2015

Graham’s Iran Panic

All of the regimes that hard-liners have assumed could not be deterred have been far more concerned with self-preservation and survival.

Posted June 30th, 2015

The GOP’s Debate Conundrum (III)

Roughly half of the candidates are running entirely pointless campaigns.

Posted June 2nd, 2015

Graham and American “Weakness”

Graham would have the U.S. increase its already frenetic pace of interference around the world.

Posted June 1st, 2015