Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Peter Beinart”

Sanctions Strengthen Targeted Regimes and Hurt Their Critics

The reality is that people everywhere obviously resent being made poorer and their futures less secure by the arbitrary decisions of foreign governments.

Posted June 5th, 2018

Pompeo and Israel’s Excessive and Illegal Use of Force in Gaza

Over two million people suffer because of the blockade, and when some of them object to this appalling treatment they are maimed and killed with live ammunition.

Posted April 30th, 2018

Bolton the Clueless

It may seem obvious to say that Bolton doesn’t know what he’s talking about, but it is all the more damning given how often and how much Bolton likes to talk about these issues.

Posted March 29th, 2018

Clinton’s ‘Comeback’ That Wasn’t

Clinton’s win may be remarkable for other reasons, but it is not the “greatest comeback” since Nixon.

Posted June 8th, 2016

The Risible Anti-Trump Protest Effort

Critics are simply acknowledging how pointless the anti-Trump Republican protest effort has become.

Posted June 1st, 2016

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The presidential campaign is ISIS’ latest victim. Michael Cohen shows how constant …

Posted January 29th, 2016

Clinton’s “Non-Intervention” Pandering

Clinton is misleading her voters and trying to distract attention from her real foreign policy record.

Posted January 27th, 2016

Obama’s Hawkish Critics and the Dishonest Charge of “Retreat”

If Rubio is now saying that “Obama has deliberately weakened America,” that isn’t significantly different from what he and many other hawks been arguing for years.

Posted January 7th, 2016

Carson’s (and the GOP’s) Crazy Syria Rhetoric

Shrugging off the dangers of a major war is what one expects from children and pundits, not from the people that aspire to be president.

Posted November 12th, 2015

Sanders’ Foreign Policy Problem

Peter Beinart noticed that Bernie Sanders wasn’t very well-prepared to talk about …

Posted October 19th, 2015

Here Come the China Hawks

Virtually the entire Republican field has rediscovered the value of China-bashing.

Posted September 24th, 2015

The Iraq War and the Mythology of the “Surge”

The “surge” failed on its own terms.

Posted August 10th, 2015

Iran Hawks and the Iraq War

Iran hawks are most confident about Iran’s “march of conquest” when it isn’t happening, and they were heedless of Iranian gains when they were most likely to occur.

Posted July 23rd, 2015

The Nuclear Deal and the Iranian Opposition

Iran hawks are suddenly indifferent to the preferences of the opposition and the people that they otherwise use as props when it serves their argument.

Posted July 20th, 2015

Why Isn’t There More Alarmism About China?

There is a consensus that the U.S. should be seeking to engage China rather than seeking to limit its power.

Posted June 3rd, 2015

The Real Iraq War Test

The Iraq war was far worse than a mistake.

Posted May 19th, 2015

Jeb Bush and Regime Change

Bush seems to think the U.S. should have been actively involved in trying to subvert and overthrow the Iranian government.

Posted April 20th, 2015