Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Andrew Bacevich”

The Iraq War Was a Crime, Not a ‘Tragedy’

It was a crime committed for the worst reasons rather than the best motives.

Posted April 21st, 2019

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The nuclear deal raised Iranians’ hopes. Now they’re focused on survival. Jasmin …

Posted March 29th, 2019

Hegemonists Need a Bogeyman

Kagan’s crusading ideology requires a grand enemy to crusade against, and when there isn’t one available it has to be cobbled together from whatever happens to be available.

Posted March 29th, 2019

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

America: “indispensable nation” no more. Andrew Bacevich looks back at the hubris …

Posted February 22nd, 2019

The Myopia of Interventionists

American hawks couldn’t see further in the future. They weren’t even perceiving the present correctly.

Posted February 21st, 2019

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Saudi Arabia and the UAE are starving Yemenis to death. Radhya Almutawakel …

Posted November 9th, 2018

Bolton’s Ridiculous ‘Troika of Tyranny’ Speech

Together with the knock-off “axis of evil” designation, Bolton’s embrace of Bolsonaro suggests the start of a return to the bad old days of the Cold War.

Posted November 3rd, 2018

Why Trump’s Bellicose Rhetoric Matters

We know that Trump is impulsive, has terrible judgment, and doesn’t think through the consequences of his decisions, so we can’t assume that his threats are just so much hot air.

Posted August 1st, 2018

The Iran Obsession and Our Reckless Clients

Reneging on the nuclear deal is just the latest in a series of bad decisions that Trump has made that give the Israeli and Saudi governments whatever they want no matter the consequences for U.S. interests.

Posted May 9th, 2018

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Trump’s military parade: toy soldiers made large-as-life. Andrew Bacevich criticizes Trump’s desire …

Posted February 16th, 2018

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Trump’s National Defense Strategy has the Pentagon popping champagne. Andrew Bacevich dissects …

Posted January 26th, 2018

Trump’s ‘Saudi First’ Foreign Policy

Backing one set of rivals to the hilt against their enemies guarantees that the U.S. will continue to be mired in endless conflicts that have nothing to do with American security.

Posted January 15th, 2018

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

McCain’s tired dogma. Andrew Bacevich responds to John McCain’s Liberty Medal speech. …

Posted October 20th, 2017

McCain and American Ideals

Americans shouldn’t have to choose between “half-baked, spurious nationalism” and the irresponsible interventionism identified with McCain.

Posted October 19th, 2017

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Foreign policy realists hit nerve with establishment elite. Andrew Bacevich responds to …

Posted September 22nd, 2017

Two Tedious Attacks on Realists

Attacks on academic realists are written to shore up the boundaries of what passes for acceptable “mainstream” foreign policy thought in Washington.

Posted September 20th, 2017

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

No time for Kurdish independence. Adile Shamoo details the obstacles to an …

Posted August 11th, 2017