Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Syria”

Obama’s Incremental Escalation of the War on ISIS

This week’s decision is another step on the road to a larger U.S. military presence in Syria.

Posted April 25th, 2016

Clinton’s Consistently Bad Foreign Policy Judgment

Clinton can be counted on to endorse the more aggressive option available.

Posted April 21st, 2016

The Five Stages of Interventionism

To say that there was even a stunted debate about the war on ISIS would be generous.

Posted April 18th, 2016

What Do Our Presidential Candidates Know About Foreign Policy?

A few more foreign policy questions for the candidates.

Posted April 11th, 2016

The Futility of ‘Reassuring’ Bad Clients

The administration should understand by now that there is no amount of “reassuring” that it can do that will ever satisfy Riyadh.

Posted April 6th, 2016

Trump’s Jumbled, Deal-Obsessed Foreign Policy

All that he does know for certain is that the U.S. is getting a raw deal with whichever country is involved.

Posted March 28th, 2016

The Cult of ‘Credibility’ Revisited

The only people that think that U.S. “credibility” has been weakened over the last few years are the ones that belong to the cult.

Posted March 23rd, 2016

Cruz’s Preposterous Foreign Policy Team

Cruz has proven once again that he has terrible foreign policy judgment.

Posted March 17th, 2016

The ‘Credibility’ Argument Isn’t Credible

Hawks insisted that disasters would follow a loss of U.S. “credibility” in Syria and have been proven wrong.

Posted March 14th, 2016

Why I Won’t Miss Obama

Obama has tossed aside the last few restrictions that theoretically limited presidential war-making.

Posted March 14th, 2016

Syria Hawks Were Completely Wrong About the ‘Red Line’ and Ukraine

It’s long past time that we dismissed such shoddy “credibility” arguments all together.

Posted March 11th, 2016

‘Credibility’ and Clinton’s Poor Foreign Policy Judgment

Clinton holds a very conventional and wrongheaded view of the “necessity” of following through on threats.

Posted March 10th, 2016

Obama and the Bogus ‘Credibility’ Argument

The obsession with “credibility” that Obama disdains was one of the main arguments that his own officials used in justifying an attack on Syria.

Posted March 10th, 2016

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

How much change do Iranians want? Hooman Majd comments on the recent …

Posted March 4th, 2016

The Eleventh Republican Debate

Most of the debate was a clownish, embarrassing affair.

Posted March 4th, 2016

Trump and the Republican Open Letter on Foreign Policy

There is not even a brief acknowledgement that Republican foreign policy failures have helped Trump succeed.

Posted March 3rd, 2016

Cameron and Self-Flattering Military Interventionism

Interventionists often favor aggressive measures in response to a foreign conflict in large part so that they can make themselves look good or feel better.

Posted February 22nd, 2016