Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Venezuela”

Trump’s ‘Monumentally Stupid’ Gift to Maduro

Trump has strengthened Maduro’s position domestically and internationally.

Posted August 21st, 2017

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Trump’s comment on Venezuela makes a bad situation worse. Michael Shifter calls …

Posted August 18th, 2017

The Consequences of Meddling

Few things could be worse for the prospects of effective political protest and change than providing a regime’s leaders with the specter of U.S. intervention.

Posted August 17th, 2017

Venezuela and the Virtue of Not Taking Sides

One could hardly ask for a clearer example of how taking sides in another country’s internal political upheaval can damage the cause it is supposed to help.

Posted August 16th, 2017

Trump’s Bluster Backfires Once Again

The reaction to Trump’s Venezuela rhetoric across the region has been swift and overwhelmingly negative.

Posted August 15th, 2017

Trump’s Reckless Venezuela Bluster

An armed U.S. intervention in Venezuela would be the worst possible response to the country’s serious crisis.

Posted August 14th, 2017

Trump Gives Rubio Free Rein on Venezuela Policy

Heavy-handed, meddlesome tactics of the sort favored by Rubio are exactly what that unfortunate country and its political opposition don’t need now

Posted July 31st, 2017

Venezuela and Our Stupid Obsession with U.S. ‘Leadership’

The U.S. should be willing to help its neighbors in our hemisphere when we can be reasonably sure that our help is wanted and constructive, but most of the time it is neither of those things.

Posted April 17th, 2017

Flynn’s Warped Worldview

Flynn recapitulates all of the errors of the hard-liners that used to rave about “WWIV” and “Islamofascism.”

Posted July 11th, 2016

Five Questions That Should Be Asked Tonight, But Won’t Be

A starting point for a real foreign policy debate

Posted September 16th, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The British Empire and WWII. William Dalrymple reviews Yasmin Khan’s The Raj …

Posted July 31st, 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

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The importance of the Iran agreement. Paul Pillar identifies four aspects of …

Posted April 10th, 2015

Obama’s Venezuela Blunder

U.S. meddling in another country’s affairs backfires again.

Posted March 26th, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The dangers of not reaching a deal with Iran. Gary Sick describes …

Posted March 13th, 2015

The Stupidity of Sanctions, Venezuela Edition

The U.S. shouldn’t be interfering at all, but it certainly shouldn’t be taking actions that put the local political opposition in greater difficulty.

Posted March 12th, 2015

Santorum’s Terrible Foreign Policy Record and Hopeless Campaign

Very few recent members of the Senate have been wrong more often on so many foreign policy issues in such a short period of time as Santorum.

Posted November 17th, 2014