Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Bret Stephens”

The Total Failure of Trump’s Iran Policy

In every respect, the administration’s Iran policy is a failure, and that means that Iranians are being made to suffer for nothing.

Posted April 2nd, 2019

The Colossal Blunder of Reneging on the JCPOA

Reneging on the nuclear deal was a destructive and stupid move, and the U.S. will be paying for it for years to come.

Posted March 30th, 2019

The Dishonesty of Nuclear Deal Opponents

Reneging on the deal because of old and irrelevant information would be an exceptionally stupid thing to do.

Posted May 2nd, 2018

Yes, Iran Hawks Want Conflict with Iran

The idea that these people would oppose a war with Iran is fanciful.

Posted September 1st, 2017

Whose West?

Except as a category for organizing different areas and periods of history, “civilization” is not a terribly useful unit of analysis.

Posted February 21st, 2017

The Lament of So-Called ‘Internationalists’

If more Republicans are souring on “internationalism” in foreign policy, that’s the least surprising development of all.

Posted October 25th, 2016

Partitioning Syria Would Be Folly

Splitting up the country along some arbitrarily-drawn lines would be something outside governments try to impose on the people living there over their objections.

Posted September 6th, 2016

Clinton and Movement Conservative Rackets

Another Clinton administration is the answer to their cynical prayers.

Posted May 10th, 2016

The Lousy Case for “Standing By” the Saudis

The U.S. should not be abetting the Saudis in their destructive policies.

Posted January 19th, 2016

Cruz vs. the Syria Hawks

Cruz is at least a little smarter than the ideologues that want the U.S. to fight both sides of a civil war at once.

Posted December 15th, 2015

Obama, Syria Hawks, and Foreign Policy “Mumbo-Jumbo”

The real shame of Obama’s Syria policy is that he has made the mistake of listening to his hawkish detractors.

Posted October 7th, 2015

On the “Courting” of Adversaries and “Friends”

The U.S. shouldn’t need to be continually “courting” its clients.

Posted March 17th, 2015

The U.S. Hasn’t Been Neglecting Its Clients and Allies

There has been an unwillingness to conform U.S. policies in every respect to the policies that our clients and allies would have liked.

Posted February 3rd, 2015

The Madness of “Broken Windows” Foreign Policy Revisited

The worst aspects of Bush’s foreign policy are preserved and lauded.

Posted January 2nd, 2015

The Worst Foreign Policy Arguments of 2014

A list of the very worst foreign policy arguments that should never be used in 2015.

Posted December 31st, 2014

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Obama’s Cuba opportunity. Philip Peters made the case for a change in …

Posted December 19th, 2014

“Learning” the “Lessons” of the 1930s Forever

Hard-liners don’t just abuse historical analogies–they are trapped by them and become dependent on them.

Posted December 8th, 2014