Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Syria”

Clinton’s Aggressive Foreign Policy

Clinton will be coming into office with a more aggressive foreign policy agenda that has never been seriously debated.

Posted October 20th, 2016

The Third Presidential Debate

Trump missed his last major chance to make the election more competitive.

Posted October 20th, 2016

The Third Presidential Debate’s Neglect of Foreign Policy

The U.S. is perpetually at war, and some of those wars aren’t even up for debate during the process of choosing the next president.

Posted October 20th, 2016

Foreign Policy and the Third Presidential Debate

The candidates have had to answer remarkably few questions about how and why they would continue America’s entanglements in foreign conflicts.

Posted October 19th, 2016

The World Doesn’t Need More U.S. Interventionism

The “successful” U.S. interventions in the past are severely outnumbered by the failures and disasters.

Posted October 18th, 2016

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Saudi Arabia’s senseless pursuit of war in Yemen. The Financial Times calls …

Posted October 14th, 2016

A Clinton Win Means an Expanded War in Syria

Clinton has told us explicitly many times that she means to increase U.S. involvement in Syria.

Posted October 13th, 2016

The Missing Foreign Policy Debate

As the trailing candidate, Trump needed an unambiguous win and/or a Clinton implosion, and he got neither.

Posted October 10th, 2016

The VP Debate and Syria

Both tickets apparently support U.S. escalation in Syria.

Posted October 4th, 2016

Why the War on Yemen Is Ignored

It’s hard not to conclude that the war on Yemen is mostly ignored because it is an embarrassment to the U.S. and its clients.

Posted October 3rd, 2016

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

One woman’s lonely struggle against famine in Yemen. Nawal al-Maghafi reports on …

Posted September 23rd, 2016

A Costly Mistake in Syria

The strike that killed Syrian soldiers shows the dangers inherent in running a bombing campaign in Syria in the midst of a multi-sided civil war.

Posted September 19th, 2016

Clinton Has Learned Nothing from the Iraq War

It’s not possible for a war of choice to be fought as a last resort, and Clinton’s record is filled with support for wars of choice.

Posted September 9th, 2016

Johnson’s Blown Opportunity

Johnson had a chance to show that he had better foreign policy judgment and understanding than Clinton and Trump, and he blew it.

Posted September 8th, 2016

The Perils and Limits of ‘No-Fly Zones’

The creation of “no-fly zones” in the past has always been followed by an expansion of the mission.

Posted September 6th, 2016

Partitioning Syria Would Be Folly

Splitting up the country along some arbitrarily-drawn lines would be something outside governments try to impose on the people living there over their objections.

Posted September 6th, 2016

The Interventionist’s Lament

Interventionists regret the decision not to kill people in another country that posed no threat to the U.S. or any of our allies.

Posted August 30th, 2016