Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Cuba”

The Regime Change Policy Keeps Failing in Venezuela

One of the main reasons is that both the opposition and the administration have assumed that everything would fall into place and that their opponents would put up no resistance.

Posted May 1st, 2019

The Stalemate in Venezuela

After three months of deadlock, Venezuela’s crisis appears to be no closer to resolution than it was in January.

Posted May 1st, 2019

Trump’s Misguided Venezuela and Cuba Policies

As usual, Mead fails to grasp that this is proof that Trump’s aggressive policies are reckless and harmful to U.S. interests.

Posted April 23rd, 2019

Trump’s Mindless Cuba Policy

Trump is throwing another bone to the hard-liners that have been driving U.S. Cuba and Venezuela policy.

Posted April 16th, 2019

‘Wolf Pack of Rogue States’: Another Stupid Hawkish Phrase

The one thing that the five states Pence lists really do have in common is that they are all much weaker states that pose little or no threat to the United States.

Posted January 16th, 2019

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

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

U.S. questions detainees in Yemen prisons rife with torture. The AP reports …

Posted June 23rd, 2017

Trump’s Misguided Partial Reversal of the Opening to Cuba

These measures are a sop to hard-line dead-enders that loathe diplomatic engagement.

Posted June 19th, 2017

Trump Considers Undoing Obama’s Opening to Cuba

Reversing the opening to Cuba would be a significant unforced error.

Posted June 1st, 2017

Thoughts on Tillerson’s Opening Statement

Tillerson’s prepared remarks include several worrisome statements.

Posted January 11th, 2017

The Taiwan Blunder vs. the Opening to Cuba

The policy Trump is putting at risk has been successful in advancing U.S. interests and preventing conflict.

Posted December 6th, 2016

Trump and Normalization with Cuba

Engagement is the best way to advance U.S. interests there.

Posted November 29th, 2016

McMullin’s Dreadfully Conventional Hawkishness

McMullin is an anti-Trump candidate whose main appeal is to Republicans that remain deeply committed to a very aggressive foreign policy.

Posted October 24th, 2016

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

Obama’s Visit to Cuba

Normalization with Cuba is decades overdue.

Posted March 23rd, 2016

Why I Won’t Miss Obama

Obama has tossed aside the last few restrictions that theoretically limited presidential war-making.

Posted March 14th, 2016

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

How much change do Iranians want? Hooman Majd comments on the recent …

Posted March 4th, 2016