Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Syria”

Calling for Military Action Isn’t ‘Speaking Truth to Power’

Nothing could be easier or more predictable for someone in our government than calling for U.S. airstrikes against another state.

Posted June 21st, 2016

The Diplomats for Unnecessary War

It is rarely a good sign when diplomats are the ones pushing for military action.

Posted June 17th, 2016

Clinton’s San Diego Speech on Trump and Foreign Policy

Clinton presented herself as much more of a supporter of diplomatic engagement than she really is while obscuring her reliable support for military action.

Posted June 2nd, 2016

Trump Isn’t a Candidate of Restraint

Trump isn’t bound by anything resembling a coherent foreign policy vision.

Posted May 31st, 2016

There Is No Hillary Clinton ‘Doctrine’

What Stacey keeps calling the Clinton “doctrine” is just unfocused meddling in every conflict that comes along.

Posted May 23rd, 2016

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Clinton’s hawk-in-waiting. Philip Giraldi reviews the record of Victoria Nuland, a likely …

Posted May 20th, 2016

Kasich’s Foolish Hawkishness

His consistently dangerous hawkishness showed us why we should be glad that Kasich’s campaign languished in obscurity for all these months.

Posted May 5th, 2016

Clinton’s Aggressive Foreign Policy

We have every reason to expect that she will be much more aggressive than Obama.

Posted May 4th, 2016

Obama’s Incremental Escalation of the War on ISIS

This week’s decision is another step on the road to a larger U.S. military presence in Syria.

Posted April 25th, 2016

Clinton’s Consistently Bad Foreign Policy Judgment

Clinton can be counted on to endorse the more aggressive option available.

Posted April 21st, 2016

The Five Stages of Interventionism

To say that there was even a stunted debate about the war on ISIS would be generous.

Posted April 18th, 2016

What Do Our Presidential Candidates Know About Foreign Policy?

A few more foreign policy questions for the candidates.

Posted April 11th, 2016

The Futility of ‘Reassuring’ Bad Clients

The administration should understand by now that there is no amount of “reassuring” that it can do that will ever satisfy Riyadh.

Posted April 6th, 2016

Trump’s Jumbled, Deal-Obsessed Foreign Policy

All that he does know for certain is that the U.S. is getting a raw deal with whichever country is involved.

Posted March 28th, 2016

The Cult of ‘Credibility’ Revisited

The only people that think that U.S. “credibility” has been weakened over the last few years are the ones that belong to the cult.

Posted March 23rd, 2016

Cruz’s Preposterous Foreign Policy Team

Cruz has proven once again that he has terrible foreign policy judgment.

Posted March 17th, 2016

The ‘Credibility’ Argument Isn’t Credible

Hawks insisted that disasters would follow a loss of U.S. “credibility” in Syria and have been proven wrong.

Posted March 14th, 2016