Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Micah Zenko”

What Do Our Presidential Candidates Know About Foreign Policy?

A few more foreign policy questions for the candidates.

Posted April 11th, 2016

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The big lie about the Libyan war. Micah Zenko remembers how the …

Posted March 25th, 2016

The Libyan War for Regime Change

It was hard to miss from the beginning that the U.S.-led intervention in Libya was aimed at regime change.

Posted March 24th, 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

Hagel’s Syria Improvisation

It seems that the administration allowed itself once again to be trapped by an ill-considered public statement regarding military action in Syria.

Posted December 18th, 2015

Obama’s Gradual Escalation of the War on ISIS

As he often does, Obama has endorsed a version of the hawkish option that he derided just a few months before.

Posted November 6th, 2015

Cluster Bombs and Double Standards

It is only when U.S. proxies are coming under attack that the administration objects publicly to their use.

Posted November 2nd, 2015

Obama’s War of Choice in Yemen

The administration talks about the war on Yemen as if the U.S. were just a spectator when it is supplying the weapons being used to wage it.

Posted September 25th, 2015

Obama’s Many Abuses of the 2001 AUMF

The administration’s legal arguments regarding the war on ISIS have been absurd from the start.

Posted August 3rd, 2015

The Outrageous U.S. Role in the War on Yemen

U.S. involvement in this war has absolutely nothing to do with U.S. security.

Posted July 7th, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

An open-ended conflict in Iraq. Micah Zenko reviews the shifting administration justifications …

Posted June 12th, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Saudi Arabia’s coming quagmire. Peter Salisbury explains the background to the current …

Posted April 3rd, 2015

The U.S. Backs a War in Yemen It Doesn’t Understand

The U.S. is making an unnecessary war much easier for the governments that want to fight it.

Posted March 31st, 2015

The Phony “Broad Coalition” Against ISIS

The U.S. has been suckered into taking on almost all of the work and the risks of the air campaign while its “partners” make token contributions.

Posted February 13th, 2015

The Folly and Futility of Arming Ukraine

Even if it doesn’t lead to escalation, it still isn’t going to “work.”

Posted February 4th, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The tragedy of the American military. James Fallows blasts Americans’ willingness to …

Posted January 2nd, 2015

The Worst Foreign Policy Arguments of 2014

A list of the very worst foreign policy arguments that should never be used in 2015.

Posted December 31st, 2014