Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Syria”

Indulging Reckless Clients Is a Bipartisan Tradition

It is hard to think of examples where the U.S. has not given allies and clients a free pass for their destabilizing behavior.

Posted November 14th, 2017

Iraq and the Administration’s Iran ‘Strategy’

The Iraqi government is making clear that it isn’t interested in serving as a front-line state as part of the administration’s anti-Iranian “strategy.”

Posted October 25th, 2017

McCain and American Ideals

Americans shouldn’t have to choose between “half-baked, spurious nationalism” and the irresponsible interventionism identified with McCain.

Posted October 19th, 2017

A Setback for the Preposterous Travel Ban

The inclusion of Chad has illustrated just how preposterous the ban is.

Posted October 18th, 2017

The Myths of Interventionists

Frenetic meddling in the affairs of other nations hasn’t made and won’t make America any safer.

Posted October 11th, 2017

The Costs of Reneging on the Nuclear Deal

Trump’s intention to blow up the deal is all the more alarming to other governments, especially our allies, because it is so clearly unnecessary and irrational.

Posted October 10th, 2017

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 Cruelty of the Travel Ban

The policy is one of collective punishment, and the people being punished have already endured displacement and devastation in their home countries.

Posted September 25th, 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

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Foreign policy realists hit nerve with establishment elite. Andrew Bacevich responds to …

Posted September 22nd, 2017

The U.S. Needs to Stop Fighting in Syria

The U.S. should never have expanded the war on ISIS into Syria, and American forces have no business operating in Syria.

Posted September 21st, 2017

Trump’s Belligerent U.N. Speech

It was alarming to hear Trump speak in such stark, fanatical terms about international affairs.

Posted September 19th, 2017

Senate Rejects Paul’s AUMF Amendment

The result of the Senate vote was disappointing, but Sen. Paul deserves credit for making the vote happen in the first place.

Posted September 13th, 2017

Rand Paul’s Lonely AUMF Battle

Sen. Paul is doing the country an important service by shining a light on Congress’ craven enabling of endless war.

Posted September 12th, 2017

The Trump Administration’s Iran Obsession

A plan that ties the U.S. more closely to our reckless client states is a deeply flawed and irresponsible one.

Posted September 12th, 2017

Syria Hawks and the Suppressed Holocaust Museum Study

This episode reflects the narrow limits of conventional foreign policy debate in the U.S.

Posted September 7th, 2017

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

America’s (dis)regard for our soldiers and veterans. Michael Desch comments on our …

Posted September 1st, 2017