Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “The Wall Street Journal”

Regime Change Fantasies

Encouraging an attempted coup in North Korea could backfire spectacularly.

Posted September 5th, 2017

The Folly of Reneging on the Nuclear Deal

Reneging on the deal in this way would tell the world that the U.S. can’t be trusted to honor its commitments.

Posted July 26th, 2017

The Mindless Hawkish Response to North Korea’s Missile Test

Threatening North Korea with regime change would confirm the regime’s leadership in its conviction that it needs its nuclear weapons and missile programs.

Posted July 4th, 2017

The WSJ’s Embarrassing Adoration for MBS

MBS’ short, lousy foreign policy record tells us we should expect more bad judgment and reckless behavior from the Saudis

Posted June 23rd, 2017

The War on Yemen and the Great Saudi ‘Modernizer’

As Saudi defense minister, MBS has already failed in the biggest undertaking of his brief career.

Posted May 22nd, 2017

Increasing Support for the War on Yemen Is Obviously Insane

Intensifying support for the war will produce more attacks on civilian targets and more misery for the people of Yemen.

Posted October 14th, 2016

Yemen and the Desperation of Iran Hawks

Opponents of the nuclear deal will seize on and distort almost any incident in the region in their increasingly pathetic attempts to undermine the deal.

Posted October 12th, 2016

Why Should We Want to “Keep” the Saudis?

The connection with the Saudis has cost the U.S. an extraordinary amount, and it has gained us virtually nothing.

Posted January 4th, 2016

Syria Hawks vs. Cruz

The decision not to attack Syria in 2013 avoided another senseless war that would have strengthened jihadists.

Posted December 3rd, 2015

The GOP’s “Dramatic Change” That Isn’t

A significant bloc of Republican voters has always rejected the party leadership’s priorities.

Posted November 10th, 2015

The Insanity of a “No-Fly Zone” in Syria

Hawks are proposing that the U.S. risk the possibility of armed conflict with the Russians over Syria for no reason.

Posted October 1st, 2015

The Incredibly Weak Case Against Restoring Ties with Cuba

Refusing to have relations with the other regime does not punish them, but it does deprive the U.S. of a way to exercise influence there.

Posted August 17th, 2015

Israeli Spying and the Iran Talks

Another reminder that the U.S. and Israel aren’t allies.

Posted March 24th, 2015

The Senate GOP’s Iran Blunder

Senate Republican hawks are just reconfirming their lack of trustworthiness on important foreign policy issues.

Posted March 10th, 2015

The Menendez Conspiracy Theory

The idea that Menendez is being charged now as punishment for his opposition on the Iran deal is laughable.

Posted March 8th, 2015

Interventionists and “Values” Talk

“Values” talk gives interventionists an opportunity to assert an American stake in the affairs of other nations when none actually exists.

Posted January 15th, 2015

U.S. Foreign Policy and the “Cause of Freedom”

The Wall Street Journal repeats a piece of ideological claptrap: So it …

Posted July 8th, 2014