Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Syria”

Cameron and Iraq

Alex Massie is unhappy with Cameron on Iraq: You might think, even …

Posted August 20th, 2014

Outside Intervention and the Syrian Civil War

Lionel Beehner asks the wrong question: Rather, we should be asking: Is …

Posted August 20th, 2014

Iraq and Mission Creep

Earlier this week, I spoke with Zack Beauchamp for bloggingheads on Clinton, …

Posted August 15th, 2014

The U.S. Must Avoid Escalation in Iraq

Max Boot predictably wants to expand the goals of intervention in Iraq. …

Posted August 14th, 2014

The Folly of Arming the Syrian Opposition

If the U.S.-trained Iraqi army couldn’t stop ISIS, why would “moderate” rebels do any better?

Posted August 12th, 2014

The “Credibility” Scam

Benjamin Friedman does a fine job of dismantling the “credibility” argument: Historical …

Posted August 11th, 2014

The Warsi Resignation and U.K. Foreign Policy

The Economist‘s Blighty blog comments on Baroness Sayeeda Warsi’s resignation from the …

Posted August 5th, 2014

The Folly of Taking Sides in Foreign Conflicts

Joe Lieberman wants us to know that he’s still all for getting …

Posted August 1st, 2014

Mead’s Ridiculous Linkage Argument

Walter Russell Mead must be kidding: Unhappily for the Obama administration, the …

Posted July 29th, 2014

Americans Don’t Want the U.S. To Take Sides in Foreign Conflicts

There were some interesting YouGov findings on American public opinion and foreign …

Posted July 28th, 2014

The Dishonest Charge of Withdrawal and Disengagement

Fred Hiatt very much wants us to believe that America’s “gradual withdrawal” …

Posted July 28th, 2014

Why Republicans Still Haven’t Regained the Public’s Trust on Foreign Policy

Matt Yglesias comments on a new Politico poll: By a margin of …

Posted July 23rd, 2014

Grassroots Republicans and Foreign Policy Reform

Jim Antle considers the prospects for Republican foreign policy reform. He writes …

Posted July 21st, 2014

Perry’s Stale Foreign Policy Arguments

Rick Perry wades into the intra-Republican foreign policy debate with the most …

Posted July 14th, 2014

Why Obama Keeps Caving To Hawks

Fareed Zakaria correctly observes that Obama has “caved” to Syria hawks by …

Posted July 11th, 2014

The Dangers of Obsessing Over “Credibility”

There was a recent exchange on Twitter about the importance of “credibility” …

Posted July 8th, 2014

Scottish Independence and British Foreign Policy

James Forsyth gets a bit carried away in his assessment of what …

Posted July 3rd, 2014