Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Saudi Arabia”

Biden’s Gaffe and Obama’s “Broad Coalition”

There was a time not that long ago when Biden was boasting of the role that the Turks, Saudis, and others played in supporting anti-Assad forces.

Posted October 7th, 2014

Mead’s Ridiculous Linkage Argument

Walter Russell Mead must be kidding: Unhappily for the Obama administration, the …

Posted July 29th, 2014

McCain’s Horrible Foreign Policy Judgment

Michael Hirsh ponders whether McCain might be right about a foreign policy …

Posted June 30th, 2014

The Awful “Credibility” Argument That Won’t Die

Robert Kagan trots out the very unpersuasive “credibility” argument once again: As …

Posted February 27th, 2014

What Clients Mean When They Whine About “Lack of Leadership”

Greg Scoblete reminds us that the constant carping about “allied” unhappiness with …

Posted January 22nd, 2014

An Even More Ridiculous Munich Comparison

Jonathan Tobin makes another ignorant Geneva/Munich comparison, and adds this bit of …

Posted November 27th, 2013

Europe and Free-Riding Allies and Clients

Greg Scoblete comments on John Vinocur’s “Europe loses trust in Obama” op-ed: …

Posted November 13th, 2013

Flunking Foreign Policy 101

Michael Totten repeats a common misunderstanding (via Sullivan): Foreign Policy 101 dictates …

Posted October 29th, 2013

U.S. Clients and “Credibility”

John McCain and Lindsey Graham unwittingly undermine their own argument: What’s worse, …

Posted October 28th, 2013

Getting “Cozy” with Iran and Other Lies

Watching the Armed Services Committee meeting yesterday was not anyone’s idea of …

Posted February 13th, 2013

Condi Rice and Interventionist Remedies That Cure Nothing

Condoleeza Rice misses something important: Karl Marx once called on workers of …

Posted November 26th, 2012

Interventionist Remedies That Cure Nothing, Syria Edition

The Financial Times calls for Western military support for the Syrian opposition. …

Posted October 22nd, 2012

Questions Obama Should Have to Answer, But Won’t Be Asked

Bob Schieffer will be moderating the debate tonight, and he has already …

Posted October 22nd, 2012