Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Syria”

Cotton’s Unhinged Syria Policy

In place of a proxy war, Cotton would risk a major war with a nuclear-armed state.

Posted November 25th, 2015

The Downing of the Russian Jet and the Folly of Intervention

This incident should be a sobering warning for everyone in the West that wants to impose a “no-fly zone” in Syria.

Posted November 25th, 2015

Clinton’s Reckless and Flawed Syria Policy

Clinton’s plan suffers from many of the same flaws as Bush’s.

Posted November 23rd, 2015

Yemen and the War on ISIS

The U.S. ought to stop supporting the Saudis and their allies in Yemen.

Posted November 23rd, 2015

Bush’s Syria Policy Is Still Foolish and Costly

If being the “world’s leader” amounts to much the same thing as being the “world’s policeman” in practice, it makes no difference if a hawkish politician rejects one name in favor of another.

Posted November 23rd, 2015

Rubio’s Extremely Dangerous Plan for the War on ISIS

Rubio would risk a shooting war with Russia by trying to defeat ISIS and Assad at the same time.

Posted November 19th, 2015

Rubio, the Hard-liners’ Factional Candidate

Rubio has gone out of his way to give hard-liners everything they could want on foreign policy.

Posted November 19th, 2015

Article 5 and the Illegal War on ISIS

Invoking Article 5 isn’t going to solve the problem of the war’s illegality under U.S. law.

Posted November 18th, 2015

Carson and the GOP’s Foreign Policy Ignorance Problem

Almost all of the Republican candidates are woefully unprepared and lacking in foreign policy experience.

Posted November 18th, 2015

Jeb Bush Shouldn’t Talk About Quagmires (or Foreign Policy)

Bush wants to get us much deeper into the Syrian conflict now and keep us there for a very long time.

Posted November 17th, 2015

The Pitfalls of France’s War on ISIS

Hollande’s declaration against ISIS sets a goal that he must know his government can’t achieve at an acceptable cost.

Posted November 16th, 2015

Romney and the Hawkish “Leadership” Fetish

For Romney, America “must lead” even if “leading” means taking on enormous costs unrelated to our security.

Posted November 16th, 2015

Escalating the War on ISIS Is a Mistake

The burden of proof is on the advocates of more aggressive measures, and they are failing to show that these will produce the desired results.

Posted November 16th, 2015

Responding to the Paris Attacks

The U.S. and France should be very wary of escalating the war on ISIS.

Posted November 16th, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Finding justice for veterans. Kelley Vlahos reports on the work of the …

Posted November 13th, 2015

Carson’s (and the GOP’s) Crazy Syria Rhetoric

Shrugging off the dangers of a major war is what one expects from children and pundits, not from the people that aspire to be president.

Posted November 12th, 2015

Revisiting Rubio’s Exaggerated Reputation on Foreign Policy

Rubio continues to benefit from an unearned reputation for foreign policy savvy.

Posted November 12th, 2015