Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Peter Beinart”

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

What Iran Hawks Get Wrong

Iran hawks would still be wrong to push for stricter sanctions even if they were right about the nature of the regime.

Posted April 2nd, 2015

Bolton and the MEK

Bolton’s embrace of the MEK ought to discredit his views on Iran policy.

Posted March 27th, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Acknowledging the divergence of U.S. and Israeli interests. Robert Merry comments on …

Posted March 20th, 2015

Why Hawkish Foreign Policy Shouldn’t Be Called “Muscular”

Hawks don’t want to own the deadly and sometimes disastrous consequences of their preferred policies.

Posted February 25th, 2015

Bush and the “Jacksonians”

Beinart once again shows how unhelpful and frequently misleading Mead’s categories can be.

Posted February 19th, 2015

Israel and the “Jacksonians”

In this case many so-called “Jacksonians” will make excuses for another government’s shoddy behavior, which is exactly what “Jacksonians” aren’t supposed to do.

Posted January 28th, 2015

The Boring Midterms

We already know the election results aren’t going to change the balance of power in Washington very much.

Posted October 27th, 2014

Panetta and the Zombie “Credibility” Argument

“Credibility” is a useless concept when it comes to debating and making foreign policy decisions.

Posted October 8th, 2014