Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Russia”

Rubio’s Bad Foreign Policy Judgment

Like Clinton, he invokes his foreign policy record as if it were something to be proud of, but in the eyes of many Republicans it is exactly the opposite.

Posted February 11th, 2016

A “No-Fly Zone” in Syria Is Still Insane

A “no-fly zone” would first require the U.S. to destroy Syrian and Russian air defenses, putting us at war with both states.

Posted February 9th, 2016

Realists and the Trump Trap

Maybe realists think backing Trump is the sort of short-sighted and ill-considered course of action that they are warning other people against all the time.

Posted February 3rd, 2016

Trump’s Foreign Policy

Trump isn’t a realist.

Posted February 3rd, 2016

Rubio’s Hostility to Russia (and Diplomacy)

Every position Rubio has taken on issues related to Russia is guaranteed to worsen relations.

Posted January 21st, 2016

Kasich’s Misguided Foreign Policy

His campaign style creates the impression that Kasich is a more responsible and sober politician than his competitors, but his foreign policy is anything but that.

Posted January 20th, 2016

Realism and Its Discontents

It is neither moral nor wise for the U.S. to pick sides in a foreign civil war, and virtually all realists warned against U.S. involvement in Syria from the start.

Posted January 12th, 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

Christie’s Ridiculous “World War Three” Alarmism

The fight against jihadist groups is obviously nothing like a world war in terms of scale or danger.

Posted December 29th, 2015

The GOP’s Foreign Policy Fantasy Problem

There are many Obama policy failures to criticize, but hawkish critics have opted for the least credible and most preposterous lines of attack based on a fantasy record.

Posted December 17th, 2015

Foreign Policy and the Fifth Republican Debate

The debate showed for the most part that the modern GOP remains unhinged and dangerous in their view of foreign threats and their preferred responses to them.

Posted December 16th, 2015

Faulty Hawkish Perceptions in Foreign Policy Debates

Because they often don’t recognize when the other side is making a terrible mistake by intervening, hawks are usually in favor of answering a blunder with a similarly misguided response.

Posted December 11th, 2015

McCain’s Embarrassing Recklessness on Display

There is no military option so reckless or dangerous that McCain wouldn’t support it.

Posted December 9th, 2015

McCain and Graham’s Predictably Terrible Ideas for Syria

If we want a plan for trapping the U.S. in another prolonged ground war in the region, we should listen to McCain and Graham.

Posted December 8th, 2015

Montenegro and NATO

The decision to expand NATO again is a bad one.

Posted December 3rd, 2015

Expanding NATO Still Makes No Sense

Montenegro adds nothing to the alliance.

Posted December 2nd, 2015

How Clinton Evades Accountability for the Libyan War

Clinton is able to escape scrutiny because in Washington there is never any real accountability for foreign policy blunders and there is usually overwhelming indifference to the consequences of our destructive policies.

Posted December 1st, 2015