Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Syria”

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

The War in Afghanistan and Domestic Politics

Would ending the war lead to “political disaster” for the president?

Posted August 30th, 2017

Trump’s Weakness

Trump makes no firm commitments, and he reverses himself according to whatever is most expedient to him at the time.

Posted August 21st, 2017

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Is expanding the U.S. military presence in Syria legal? Sharmine Narwani explains …

Posted August 4th, 2017

The Sources of Our Meddlesome Foreign Policy

There isn’t a good or compelling reason why the U.S. has been meddling in Syria’s conflict.

Posted June 20th, 2017

Syria and Our Illegal Acts of War

Shooting down a Syrian plane inside its own country under these circumstances is nothing less than an unprovoked act of war against another state.

Posted June 19th, 2017

U.S. Planes at Risk After Downing of Syrian Jet

The risks to U.S. and allied pilots have just increased substantially

Posted June 19th, 2017

The Hollow ‘Rules-Based Order’

The ‘rules based order’ was conveniently ignored when other sovereign states were illegally attacked

Posted June 15th, 2017

ISIS Claims Responsibility for Tehran Attacks

The U.S. should condemn these attacks just as it would condemn terrorist attacks elsewhere.

Posted June 7th, 2017

Expecting the Saudis to ‘Combat Extremist Ideology’ Is Folly

No one could look at their record and believe that the Saudis are reliable partners.

Posted May 29th, 2017

The Fantasies of Iran Hawks

Iran hawks have tried to spin Obama’s regional policies as “appeasement of Iran” for years, but this was never true.

Posted May 26th, 2017

Report: U.S. Bombs Pro-Regime Forces in Syria

This incident shows how easily the U.S. can be pulled into a new conflict because of its support for opposition groups inside Syria.

Posted May 18th, 2017