Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Syria”

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

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