Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Damon Linker”

Trump Isn’t ‘Laying the Foundation’ for Greater Foreign Policy Restraint

Trump engages in the same selective outrage and moralizing when he wants to, and he has even ordered military action as a result.

Posted October 17th, 2018

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

One Yemeni village asks, “Why us?” The Washington Post reports on the …

Posted July 27th, 2018

Our Regime Change Addiction

The addiction to meddling and coercion is strong, and the current administration is full of regime change addicts looking for their next fix.

Posted July 25th, 2018

The Lies That Enable Perpetual War

Our wars are usually wars of choice fought for reasons unrelated to defending ourselves or the nations we are obliged by treaty to protect.

Posted February 14th, 2018

U.S. Public Opinion on Israel and Palestine

Americans that have grown up in the last three decades know Israel only as a nuclear-armed occupying power.

Posted January 24th, 2018

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Memo for McMaster. Andrew Bacevich offers Trump’s National Security Advisor some suggestions …

Posted April 14th, 2017

The Delusions of Interventionists

Initiating and joining wars are considered the default, “normal” response in Washington, and refusing to start one is treated as the weird, monstrous aberration.

Posted April 11th, 2017

Obama’s Rhetorical Excess and U.S. Foreign Policy

One recurring theme in Obama’s foreign policy decisions is that he leaves a huge gap between his speeches and the policies he is actually prepared to carry out.

Posted January 10th, 2017

Why #NeverTrump Failed

The core problem for the #NeverTrump cause is that there simply aren’t that many die-hard anti-Trump Republicans available.

Posted April 27th, 2016

The Weaknesses of a Clinton-Warren Ticket

By comparison with Sanders, Warren doesn’t appear to know very much about foreign policy at all.

Posted March 14th, 2016

A Biden Candidacy and Foreign Policy

Biden’s overall foreign policy record for the last twenty years isn’t that much better than Clinton’s.

Posted September 30th, 2015

The Warren Mirage

The Democrats need to have some challengers to run against Clinton, but the focus on Warren is misplaced.

Posted March 26th, 2015

Attacking Hard-liners for “Spinelessness” Is a Dead End

Trying to turn charges of “weakness” around on hard-liners won’t advance the cause of restraint.

Posted March 11th, 2015

The New Republican Hawks’ Credibility Problem

Their ridiculous statements draw attention to how ill-informed or opportunistic many of the new Republican hawks are.

Posted November 7th, 2014

On Stupid and Unjust Wars

Noah Millman agrees with Damon Linker that Israel’s current military operation in …

Posted July 15th, 2014

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Making sense of the Cambodian genocide. George Packer reviews Thierry Cruvellier’s The …

Posted April 11th, 2014

Weekly Roundup

What the Budapest Memorandum does and doesn’t require. John Haines explains the …

Posted March 21st, 2014