Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Andrew Bacevich”

Don’t Start a War for Saudi Arabia

We know the cost of indulging Saudi Arabia in its regional ambitions, and we should refuse to lift another finger on their behalf.

Posted September 16th, 2019

Remembering the Philippine War

It is significant that one of the only times in recent years that the Philippine War was remembered was so that it could provide fodder for the counterinsurgency fad among pro-war pundits.

Posted August 5th, 2019

The Quincy Institute: Cherishing Peace, Abhorring War

If we want to have a less militarized and more peaceful foreign policy, we must have true abhorrence for war.

Posted July 29th, 2019

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Under sanctions, Iran’s regional influence grows. Kenneth Katzman makes the case that …

Posted July 26th, 2019

The U.S. Must Stop Indulging Reckless Clients

The supposed “Jacksonian” nationalist angry at how America has been ripped off by everyone suddenly turns sycophantic when it comes to handing out gifts to Israel, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE.

Posted July 26th, 2019

‘Credibility’ Is Just an Excuse to Launch Attacks

Like a trigger-happy vigilante, our government uses force all the time for any reason and frequently for no good reason at all. “Credibility” is just the most convenient excuse.

Posted July 3rd, 2019

Setting Aside the Imperial Diadem

There is a great hunger among Americans across the spectrum for a foreign policy that is both responsible and humane, just and wise, peaceful and prudent.

Posted July 2nd, 2019

A Think Tank Dedicated to Peace and Restraint

The creation of a think tank dedicated to “an approach to the world based on diplomacy and restraint rather than threats, sanctions, and bombing” is very welcome news.

Posted June 30th, 2019

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Bret Stephens, warmonger. Andrew Bacevich dissects Stephens’ recent distortion of history and …

Posted June 21st, 2019

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

How U.S. sanctions hinder Iranians’ access to medicine. Sina Azodi details how …

Posted May 31st, 2019

Trump’s Iran Obsession Wrecked His Foreign Policy

The Iran obsession has defined and wrecked Trump’s foreign policy, and it has led him to make most of the worst foreign policy decisions of his presidency.

Posted May 29th, 2019

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Yemen’s war a “test of our humanity,” and we are badly failing …

Posted May 17th, 2019

Gen. McKenzie’s Pro-Saudi Talking Points

Blaming Iran for the famine and destruction in Yemen is nothing but the most shameless pro-Saudi propaganda, so I suppose it is what we would expect from an Iran hawk at a gathering of even more rabid Iran hawks.

Posted May 14th, 2019

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Trump’s demolition of arms control. Paul Pillar explains why the president’s supposed …

Posted May 3rd, 2019

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