Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Syria”

The Persistent Hawkish Misunderstanding of the Green Movement

The people in the best position to judge how U.S. support would be received in Iran thought it would harm the protesters.

Posted August 24th, 2016

A ‘Russia-Iran Condominium’ That Doesn’t Exist

To refer to a “Russia-Iran condominium” in the region is to distort and misrepresent the facts beyond recognition.

Posted August 22nd, 2016

A Close Call in Syria

Fortunately, this episode didn’t lead to a clash with the Syrian government, but a future one very well might.

Posted August 20th, 2016

Attacking Syria Is Still a Terrible Idea

The U.S. has neither the authority nor the right to do what Kristof wants to do.

Posted August 18th, 2016

Yes, Clinton Is a Hawk, and It’s Silly to Deny It

Clinton is a liberal hawk and has favored every military intervention the U.S. has undertaken for the last twenty years (and some that it hasn’t yet done).

Posted August 17th, 2016

A Clinton Win Means An Expanded War in Syria

Clinton has made no secret of her support for “no-fly” and safe zones in Syria.

Posted August 16th, 2016

What Is Obama’s Worst Foreign Policy Mistake? It’s Not Syria

Obama’s sin of commission in Yemen is clearly more blameworthy than his “failure” in Syria.

Posted August 11th, 2016

Of Course Clinton Will Be Very Hawkish as President

We should assume that she will get the U.S. involved in crises and conflicts that have not yet begun.

Posted August 9th, 2016

Kaine and the Illegal War on ISIS

Kaine has been one of the few members of Congress to challenge presidential authority to bomb ISIS targets

Posted August 8th, 2016

The U.S. Hasn’t ‘Pulled Back’ from the Middle East At All

The U.S. has not been “inactive” in any of the region’s conflicts.

Posted August 8th, 2016

The Case for Attacking Syria Is As Flimsy As Ever

The U.S. has no authority or right to do this.

Posted August 4th, 2016

The False Narrative of U.S. ‘Withdrawal from the World’

U.S. involvement around the world has stayed the same or increased in every case.

Posted August 4th, 2016

Kaine’s Poor Foreign Policy Record

Kaine backed the Saudi-led war on Yemen from the start.

Posted July 25th, 2016

The Failed Coup in Turkey

Military rule would have been no better for Turkey’s political stability in the coming years.

Posted July 18th, 2016

Stavridis’ Dangerous Ideas

Since he retired, Stavridis has been offering up a number of bad policy recommendations and wrongheaded arguments.

Posted July 12th, 2016

The 2016 Candidates and Our Warped Foreign Policy Debate

If there is a domestic attack or a foreign conflict, the impulse is to respond to it by inflicting death and destruction on some other part of the world.

Posted July 7th, 2016

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Gove in, Johnson out. The Telegraph reports on the state of the …

Posted July 1st, 2016