Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Max Boot”

Yes, Iran Hawks Want Conflict with Iran

The idea that these people would oppose a war with Iran is fanciful.

Posted September 1st, 2017

Reckless Interventionism and the War on Yemen

The episode with an American ship highlights the danger of continued U.S. involvement in and support for a completely indefensible war in Yemen.

Posted October 10th, 2016

A Costly Mistake in Syria

The strike that killed Syrian soldiers shows the dangers inherent in running a bombing campaign in Syria in the midst of a multi-sided civil war.

Posted September 19th, 2016

America’s Habit of Fighting Unnecessary Wars

The fault here doesn’t lie with the people or their representatives that don’t want long, open-ended foreign conflicts and occupations.

Posted June 1st, 2016

Bush Wrecked the GOP Long Before Trump Appeared

Die-hard Trump opponents refuse to acknowledge the fact that the party was already killed (or at least severely wounded) years ago during the disastrous Bush era.

Posted May 9th, 2016

The Problem with NATO

NATO has spent the better part of the last two decades abandoning its original mission as a defensive alliance.

Posted April 5th, 2016

Trump and the Republican Open Letter on Foreign Policy

There is not even a brief acknowledgement that Republican foreign policy failures have helped Trump succeed.

Posted March 3rd, 2016

The U.S. Doesn’t “Need” to “Stand With” the Saudis

The U.S. has been consistently taking the side of the Saudis, but it shouldn’t be.

Posted January 5th, 2016

Hawks Always Want to Escalate a Conflict Somewhere

Arming Ukraine has always been a lousy idea, but it is even worse now.

Posted October 7th, 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 Folly of “Nation-Building”

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

Posted June 8th, 2015

British Public Opinion and Interventionism

On military interventions, the British public tends to favor restraint.

Posted May 11th, 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

Why the U.S. Should Extricate Itself from Syria

The U.S. should not have entangled itself in the Syrian conflict to begin with.

Posted December 15th, 2014

The Madness of a War for Regime Change in Syria

We already know that our government has neither the wit nor the ability to establish a stable, functioning government in this part of the world.

Posted October 7th, 2014

The Immorality of Hawkish Moralizing

There are few policies less morally defensible than setting up another nation to suffer an even worse defeat.

Posted September 10th, 2014

The U.S. Must Avoid Escalation in Iraq

Max Boot predictably wants to expand the goals of intervention in Iraq. …

Posted August 14th, 2014