Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Sudan”

The Travel Ban: A ‘Theatrical Exercise in Demagoguery’

This is what happens when an incompetent administration makes responding to a wildly exaggerated threat one of its priorities.

Posted September 27th, 2017

The Return of the Stupid and Unnecessary Travel Ban

The now-indefinite ban on almost all kinds of travel from Iran is a pointless slap in the face of one of the most pro-American peoples in the world.

Posted September 25th, 2017

Sudan and the War on Yemen

If Trump (and much of Washington) can embrace the war criminals of Riyadh, why wouldn’t he associate with one from Khartoum?

Posted May 16th, 2017

The U.S. Doesn’t Benefit from the Revised Ban

Because the ban is security theater, it will achieve nothing in reality while imposing unnecessary burdens on would-be visitors and refugees.

Posted March 6th, 2017

A ‘Vital Measure’ That Is Worse Than Useless

The travel ban is an excessive and arbitrary measure designed to counter a non-existent threat.

Posted March 6th, 2017

The Revised Travel Ban Is Still Absurd and Unnecessary

The ban on nationals from these countries was and is unnecessary and driven by the most mindless threat inflation.

Posted March 2nd, 2017

Why the War on Yemen Is Ignored

It’s hard not to conclude that the war on Yemen is mostly ignored because it is an embarrassment to the U.S. and its clients.

Posted October 3rd, 2016

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Unmaking England. Benjamin Schwarz considers the effects of the last twenty years …

Posted January 15th, 2016

Yemen and the Coalition of the Wicked

The U.S. is aiding many despicable and oppressive governments in the war on Yemen.

Posted November 9th, 2015

Biden and Democratic Foreign Policy

It’s too bad that Biden’s skeptical arguments didn’t win out more often in the administration’s internal debates.

Posted October 21st, 2015

A Quarter-Century of Interventions

The U.S. has bombed and/or invaded another country at least once every year for the past twenty-one years straight.

Posted May 27th, 2015

Is the Idea of Scottish Independence Baffling?

Nothing could be easier to understand than for people to try getting more control over how (and by whom) they are governed.

Posted September 15th, 2014

Biden and Foreign Policy Restraint

Peter Beinart makes a very questionable claim: Among today’s Democratic foreign-policy elite, …

Posted May 12th, 2014

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

How La Follette became an anti-imperialist. Andrew Bacevich reviews Richard Drake’s The …

Posted April 4th, 2014

Hegemonists and the Dishonest Charge of “Retreat”

Niall Ferguson makes a characteristically ridiculous claim: Mr. Obama’s supporters like nothing …

Posted February 24th, 2014

What Would Thatcher’s Foreign Policy Be Today?

Leon Hadar argues that it is difficult to know with much certainty …

Posted April 15th, 2013

Kristol’s Bizarre History Lesson

There’s a lot wrong with this Bill Kristol article, but this line …

Posted March 18th, 2013