Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Marco Rubio”

Rubio and China

As he usually does, Rubio prefers a combative approach without weighing the costs or thinking through the consequences.

Posted August 26th, 2015

Rubio’s Bankrupt Ideas on Foreign Policy

Rubio offers Iran no incentives for cooperation, but expects to be able to compel them to give way on every front.

Posted August 17th, 2015

Rubio’s Foreign Policy of Constant Meddling

Rubio wants the U.S. to be meddling everywhere, but he doesn’t want to own up to the dangers that he would be courting.

Posted August 11th, 2015

The First Republican Debates

The field is filled with knee-jerk hawks that don’t have a very firm grasp on the issues.

Posted August 7th, 2015

Rubio and Iran’s (Non-existent) “Global-Power Status”

Iran clearly isn’t being treated as an equal, but is instead being treated as a pariah.

Posted August 6th, 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

Rubio’s Sinking Campaign

Rubio isn’t likely to be competitive in the primaries next year.

Posted August 5th, 2015

Rubio’s Costly, Confrontational Anti-Iranian Policy

Rubio makes no attempt to weigh the costs of this extremely confrontational policy.

Posted July 29th, 2015

Normalization with Cuba and Public Opinion

Support for normalization and ending the embargo has increased since the start of the year.

Posted July 21st, 2015

Rubio and the Hawkish Loathing of Diplomacy

Compromise is what hawks can’t stand.

Posted July 16th, 2015

Walker the Generic Hawk

Walker’s foreign policy views are unformed and very generic.

Posted July 13th, 2015

Rubio’s Underwhelming Campaign

There is still no rationale for his candidacy.

Posted July 13th, 2015

Walker Is Well-Positioned for 2016 Despite His Blunders

Walker is still one of the more plausible nominees in the ever-growing field of candidates.

Posted July 13th, 2015

Rubio’s Confused View of Diplomatic Engagement

Rubio wants Cuba to be treated in a way that the U.S. doesn’t treat most other similarly abusive regimes.

Posted July 8th, 2015

Rubio vs. Cuba

Rubio’s Cuba policy views are wildly at odds with what most Cubans want.

Posted July 6th, 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

Jeb Bush and W.’s Second-Term Foreign Policy

Jeb Bush isn’t even pretending to support foreign policy restraint.

Posted June 29th, 2015