Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Rand Paul”

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

Paul’s Syria Op-Ed and the “Brain-Dead” DNC Response

The U.S. is responsible for the actions it takes abroad, and its blunders and wrongdoing shouldn’t be ignored or explained away through shallow demagoguery.

Posted August 29th, 2014

Clinton, Paul, and Containment

Dan Drezner makes some mischief with a comparison of similar statements by …

Posted August 11th, 2014

“Instinctive Militarism” and Republican Foreign Policy Reform

Edward Luce offers an optimistic asssessment of the chances for Republican foreign …

Posted August 4th, 2014

The Folly of Unquestioning Support for a Client

Politico reports some of Rand Paul’s recent foreign policy comments: Potential GOP …

Posted July 23rd, 2014

Perry’s Stale Foreign Policy Arguments

Rick Perry wades into the intra-Republican foreign policy debate with the most …

Posted July 14th, 2014

Reform Conservatives and Foreign Policy: The Case of Rubio

Jim Antle highlights the work of Senators Lee and Paul in promoting …

Posted July 8th, 2014

Rand Paul and Restraint

Jim Antle tries to find a silver lining in Rand Paul’s “pro-Israel” …

Posted July 7th, 2014

Rand Paul and “Reckless Driving”

Emma Roller reports on Rand Paul’s recent “pro-Israel” pandering: Since that fateful …

Posted July 2nd, 2014

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

To bomb or not to bomb. Micah Zenko objects to reducing foreign …

Posted June 20th, 2014

Paul’s Opposition to the Barron Nomination

Why #StandWithRand made a drone-fighting comeback

Posted May 21st, 2014