Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Syria”

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

Trump’s Illegal Attack Revisited

The president and his advisers don’t think these questions are worth answering.

Posted May 11th, 2017

Trump’s First Foreign Trip

Trump’s visits to Saudi Arabia and Israel will be seen as a stamp of approval of two clients’ destructive policies that U.S. support helps make possible.

Posted May 8th, 2017

Trump and the Noxious U.S.-Saudi Relationship

Saudi policies in the region have nothing to do with “fighting terrorism and bringing safety, opportunity and stability to the Middle East.”

Posted May 5th, 2017

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

How Saudi Arabia tricked American veterans. Kelly Vlahos reports on Saudi lobbying …

Posted April 28th, 2017

The Alarming Indifference to Trump’s Illegal Attack

Trump’s attack was notable for clearly having no justification in domestic or international law.

Posted April 27th, 2017

There Is No ‘Trump Doctrine’

Trump’s foreign policy is almost entirely a series of reactions (and overreactions) to whichever events happen to catch the president’s attention.

Posted April 26th, 2017

Grading the Trump Administration

Compared to any other modern administration, this one has to be considered the least competent and worst-run at this point in a presidential term.

Posted April 26th, 2017

Chris Murphy and the Democrats’ Foreign Policy Predicament

Murphy hasn’t been silent on foreign policy, and in some cases has been the loudest opponent of U.S. policy.

Posted April 25th, 2017

Victory for The Discredited Status Quo in France

Macron’s agenda is mostly the continuation of the same policies that have generated enormous contempt for France’s political class

Posted April 24th, 2017