Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Syria”

Kasich and the Errors of “Cheap” Hawks

Kasich has the same bizarre impulse to take sides in conflicts where the U.S. has nothing at stake.

Posted April 22nd, 2015

Rubio’s Phony Concern for Stability

Rubio feigns concern about regional disorder while saying that the U.S. might need to start another unnecessary war.

Posted April 20th, 2015

The American Conservative: Peace and Restraint

We need your help to continue promoting conservative principles of wisdom, prudence, and restraint.

Posted April 15th, 2015

Debunking Iran’s “March of Conquest”

It makes for a good fear-mongering soundbite, but on closer scrutiny the argument falls apart.

Posted April 9th, 2015

The Bizarre Need to Take Sides in Yemen

This does nothing to make the U.S. more secure, but it does make our government one of the authors of the ruin of another country.

Posted April 8th, 2015

War with Iran Would Be a Disaster for the Region

Attacking Iran would just drive their nuclear program deeper underground.

Posted March 30th, 2015

Rubio’s Awful “Rollback” Plan for Iran

The costs of a “rollback” policy are always too high even for most of the advocates of “rollback.”

Posted March 24th, 2015

Britain and the Dishonest Charge of “Retreat” Revisited

Britain isn’t “retreating” from the world.

Posted March 24th, 2015

Rand Paul’s Burned Bridges

Paul has burned bridges with many of the antiwar libertarians and conservatives that were once most likely to be on his side.

Posted March 23rd, 2015

Cotton’s Confused Argument About Iranian Influence

Like all the Iran hawks before him, Cotton claims to fear growing Iranian influence while supporting policies that have facilitated its growth.

Posted March 16th, 2015

Britain and the Dishonest Charge of “Retreat”

“Retreat” is normally code for a foreign policy that is slightly less aggressive and meddlesome.

Posted March 8th, 2015

Military Intervention and Public Opinion

There is some good news in the latest findings for advocates of restraint.

Posted February 18th, 2015

Kasich and the War on ISIS

Kasich’s view suffers from all the usual flaws of hawkish policy arguments.

Posted February 17th, 2015

Congress Should Reject the Authorization for the War on ISIS

Any limits in the new draft resolution are irrelevant as long as the 2001 AUMF remains in force.

Posted February 16th, 2015

Ed Miliband and the Libyan War

Miliband’s support for the Libyan war is a warning of the kind of foreign policy he favors.

Posted February 16th, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Whom does Netanyahu represent? Noah Millman questions the Israeli prime minister’s claim …

Posted February 13th, 2015

The Phony “Broad Coalition” Against ISIS

The U.S. has been suckered into taking on almost all of the work and the risks of the air campaign while its “partners” make token contributions.

Posted February 13th, 2015