Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Syria”

Kasich’s Dangerous Irresponsibility on Syria

Kasich proves that he can’t be trusted with the presidency.

Posted October 8th, 2015

Hawks Always Want to Escalate a Conflict Somewhere

Arming Ukraine has always been a lousy idea, but it is even worse now.

Posted October 7th, 2015

Syria and Clinton’s Record of Terrible Foreign Policy Judgment

Clinton’s Syria position is part of a pattern of making terrible decisions regarding military intervention.

Posted October 7th, 2015

Obama, Syria Hawks, and Foreign Policy “Mumbo-Jumbo”

The real shame of Obama’s Syria policy is that he has made the mistake of listening to his hawkish detractors.

Posted October 7th, 2015

Rubio’s Disqualifying Recklessness on Syria

Putting the U.S. on a collision course with Russia over Syria is one of the most irresponsible things that a presidential candidate could promise to do.

Posted October 5th, 2015

A Syria “No-Fly Zone” Is Madness, So Naturally It Has Bipartisan Support

The calls for a “no-fly zone” in Syria should be flatly rejected.

Posted October 5th, 2015

Clinton’s Syria Folly and 2016

It’s not surprising that Clinton has taken a foreign policy position that is horrible on the merits.

Posted October 5th, 2015

The Hawkish Syria Panic Continues

There is virtually no conflict that hawks don’t want the U.S. to join, and once joined there is no conflict that they don’t want to escalate.

Posted October 5th, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Russia: superpower or proxy? Kevin Sullivan comments on Russia’s expanded military role …

Posted October 2nd, 2015

Syria and the Bizarre Need to Take Sides

Instead of taking the lack of obvious allies as a warning to stay out entirely, the U.S. keeps trying to find a way to take sides.

Posted October 2nd, 2015

The Insanity of a “No-Fly Zone” in Syria

Hawks are proposing that the U.S. risk the possibility of armed conflict with the Russians over Syria for no reason.

Posted October 1st, 2015

Tom Cotton and the Hawkish Syria Panic

Russia’s deeper involvement in Syria’s civil war isn’t a “near catastrophe” for U.S. foreign policy.

Posted October 1st, 2015

Why Backing Kurdish Independence Still Doesn’t Make Sense

Carving out a new state creates a number of new problems for U.S. policy and doesn’t do much to solve existing ones.

Posted October 1st, 2015

A Biden Candidacy and Foreign Policy

Biden’s overall foreign policy record for the last twenty years isn’t that much better than Clinton’s.

Posted September 30th, 2015

Christie and the “Inaction” Canard

Libya and Iraq are in their current state largely thanks to the decisions to “act” by pursuing regime change.

Posted September 29th, 2015

Russia’s Syria Blunder and U.S. “Humiliation”

It is foolish to think that a misguided Russian policy is a setback for America.

Posted September 25th, 2015

Carson’s Nebulous and Aggressive Foreign Policy

Carson’s rhetoric is often so aggressive that it implies that he favors a major escalation of the war in Iraq and Syria.

Posted September 24th, 2015