Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Syria”

Christie’s Awful, Dishonest Foreign Policy Speech

The good news is that Christie will never be in a position to implement his horrible policy ideas.

Posted May 18th, 2015

Rubio’s Predictable, Ideological CFR Speech

This is not a “doctrine” anyone should want to follow.

Posted May 13th, 2015

Rubio Was Never a “Moderate” on Foreign Policy

The idea that Rubio was ever a “moderate” on foreign policy is simply wrong.

Posted May 12th, 2015

Britain and the Ridiculous Charge of “Retreat”

A reflection of the distorting effects of the militarization of U.S. and British foreign policy.

Posted May 11th, 2015

No, Cameron Isn’t an “Isolationist” or “Little Englander”

A timely reminder that isolationist is a completely meaningless word in contemporary debates.

Posted May 9th, 2015

The Absurd AUMF “Debate”

Passing an authorization now would just reconfirm how deferential and useless Congress has become.

Posted May 7th, 2015

The U.S.-U.K. Relationship and the General Election

The U.S. has done great harm to the relationship with Britain by abusing it for most of the last fifteen years.

Posted May 6th, 2015

Why the GOP Won’t Benefit from a Foreign Policy Election

Hawkish candidates wrongly assume that most Americans are craving a more activist and meddlesome foreign policy.

Posted May 5th, 2015

Congress’ Screwed-Up Foreign Policy Priorities

Congress tries to interfere with U.S. diplomacy while giving the president free rein to wage illegal wars.

Posted April 30th, 2015

Kasich and the Errors of “Cheap” Hawks

Kasich has the same bizarre impulse to take sides in conflicts where the U.S. has nothing at stake.

Posted April 22nd, 2015

Rubio’s Phony Concern for Stability

Rubio feigns concern about regional disorder while saying that the U.S. might need to start another unnecessary war.

Posted April 20th, 2015

The American Conservative: Peace and Restraint

We need your help to continue promoting conservative principles of wisdom, prudence, and restraint.

Posted April 15th, 2015

Debunking Iran’s “March of Conquest”

It makes for a good fear-mongering soundbite, but on closer scrutiny the argument falls apart.

Posted April 9th, 2015

The Bizarre Need to Take Sides in Yemen

This does nothing to make the U.S. more secure, but it does make our government one of the authors of the ruin of another country.

Posted April 8th, 2015

War with Iran Would Be a Disaster for the Region

Attacking Iran would just drive their nuclear program deeper underground.

Posted March 30th, 2015

Rubio’s Awful “Rollback” Plan for Iran

The costs of a “rollback” policy are always too high even for most of the advocates of “rollback.”

Posted March 24th, 2015

Britain and the Dishonest Charge of “Retreat” Revisited

Britain isn’t “retreating” from the world.

Posted March 24th, 2015