Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Syria”

Iran’s “Imperial Ambitions” Are Greatly Exaggerated

Iran’s regional reach is very limited.

Posted June 30th, 2015

McCain and Wars of Aggression

It is hard to take a hawk like McCain seriously on Ukraine.

Posted June 29th, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

America’s diplomatic crisis. Chas Freeman details the failings of U.S. diplomacy. America …

Posted June 19th, 2015

The War on Yemen and Our Useless Regional Clients

Nothing could better demonstrate how unreliable and undeserving of U.S. support the Gulf clients are.

Posted June 19th, 2015

Regional Opinion on Iran

Iran’s image has taken a substantial hit in the last ten years.

Posted June 18th, 2015

GOP Hawks Won’t Benefit from a Foreign Policy Election

Republican hawkish candidates shouldn’t want 2016 to be a foreign policy election.

Posted June 16th, 2015

Obama and the War on ISIS

The mismatch between words and policies has been a long-running problem for the administration.

Posted June 15th, 2015

McCain Is the MEK’s Newest Fan

John McCain continues his long tradition of embracing horrible foreign groups: The …

Posted June 15th, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

An open-ended conflict in Iraq. Micah Zenko reviews the shifting administration justifications …

Posted June 12th, 2015

How Threat Inflation Thrives

The U.S. keeps paying a price for overestimating threats to our security and for overreacting to the exaggerated threats.

Posted June 8th, 2015

Walker and the War on ISIS (II)

Walker’s “rule nothing out” position is misguided and unwisely leaves the door open to unnecessary escalation.

Posted June 8th, 2015

The Chafee Challenge to Clinton

Chafee would do well to challenge Clinton on the entirety of her foreign policy record.

Posted June 3rd, 2015

Corker and the Absurd AUMF Debate

The U.S. should be looking for a way to get out of the war instead of worrying about getting Congress to rubber stamp another unnecessary intervention

Posted May 29th, 2015

Public Opinion on Syria and the War on ISIS

There continues to be substantial opposition to escalating U.S. involvement in the war.

Posted May 29th, 2015

Why the U.S. Should End Its War in Iraq and Syria

The U.S. should be finding a way to disentangle itself from a conflict in which it should never have been involved.

Posted May 28th, 2015

Cruz’s Foreign Policy Opportunism

Cruz plays the demagogue no matter which position he happens to take at any given moment.

Posted May 27th, 2015

Jindal’s Mindless “Moral Clarity”

The weakness of Jindal’s position is reflected in his robotic recitation of ideological slogans.

Posted May 27th, 2015