Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Rand Paul”

The Paul-Rubio Fight over Cuba

Rubio has made himself the leading defender of a bankrupt policy that also happens to be broadly unpopular.

Posted December 19th, 2014

The Authorization for the ISIS War

The war against ISIS from the start has been open-ended, ill-defined, and likely to continue expanding.

Posted December 11th, 2014

Cruz’s Problems Inside the GOP Go Beyond the “Establishment”

Large numbers of party actors deeply dislike Cruz for reasons that go beyond policy disagreements.

Posted December 11th, 2014

Declaring War on ISIS

If there is to be a vote on the war against ISIS, Congress should vote no.

Posted December 1st, 2014

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Libya and the tides of history. Noah Millman reflects on Shakespeare and …

Posted November 21st, 2014

The Libyan War Could Come Back to Haunt Clinton

Clinton was an architect of a major policy blunder that continues to wreck the country that “benefited” from the intervention.

Posted November 11th, 2014

The Mirage of “Nation-Building”

“Nation-building” is a wasteful, optional exercise on the part of our government that shouldn’t be repeated in the future.

Posted October 30th, 2014

Paul and the War Against ISIS

Sen. Paul is talking about the war against ISIS as if it were still the “limited” operation that Obama claimed it would be at the beginning.

Posted October 29th, 2014

What Rand Paul Didn’t Say

Paul’s statements about the wars America shouldn’t fight don’t square with his support for the current war against ISIS.

Posted October 27th, 2014

A Foreign Policy That “Works”

One needn’t pretend that the U.S. can “become Switzerland” to insist that the U.S. must stop trying to be the micro-manager/overlord of the rest of the planet.

Posted October 27th, 2014

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

When Congress should assert itself and when it shouldn’t. Paul Pillar compares …

Posted October 24th, 2014

The Pluses and Minuses of Rand Paul’s Foreign Policy

Paul’s speech was an improvement over previous efforts, but he left too many questions unanswered.

Posted October 23rd, 2014

Paul’s Foreign Policy Speech

The main difficulty for Paul tonight will be to square his larger argument for foreign policy restraint with his support for the current war against ISIS.

Posted October 23rd, 2014

Most Americans Aren’t Hawks

Most Americans don’t identify as hawks, and even more of them don’t want a global “leadership” role for the U.S.

Posted September 30th, 2014

Hawks and Doves

Clinton may be able to get away with being much more hawkish than her party.

Posted September 19th, 2014

Allying with Assad Still Doesn’t Make Sense

The U.S. would be ensnaring itself in an unnecessary conflict while saddling itself with a despicable partner.

Posted September 4th, 2014

ISIS, Preventive War, and “Pacifism”

A policy of “destroying” ISIS would commit the U.S. to war in Iraq and Syria for years to come.

Posted September 3rd, 2014