Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Marco Rubio”

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

Misremembering Rubio’s Foreign Policy

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

Posted June 22nd, 2015

Rubio’s Weird JFK References

Rubio’s decision to link himself to Kennedy is revealing.

Posted June 8th, 2015

The Folly of “Nation-Building”

The real alternative to “nation-building” is to refrain from overthrowing the existing government.

Posted June 8th, 2015

Rubio and “Nation-Building”

Rubio thinks the U.S. should keep trying to “nation-build” in Iraq without using the name.

Posted June 4th, 2015

A Nuclear Deal Isn’t Going to “Empower” Iran

The hawks’ claim that a deal will “empower” Iran is as overstated as their other warnings about growing Iranian influence.

Posted May 26th, 2015

Graham’s Odd 2016 Campaign

Graham is running to promote hard-line foreign policy views that are already overrepresented in the current field.

Posted May 21st, 2015

Rubio’s Creepy “Safety” Rhetoric

Prioritizing safety above all other things is potentially quite dangerous.

Posted May 18th, 2015