Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “David Ignatius”

U.S. ‘Disengagement’ from the Middle East Is a Myth

Foreign policy pundits have been bemoaning American “retreat” from the region for at least the last decade, and yet the U.S. is still ensnared in unnecessary foreign conflicts in Syria and Yemen with no apparent end in sight.

Posted August 15th, 2018

The War on Yemen and the Credulous Western Embrace of Mohammed bin Salman

Whenever MbS is interviewed by Western reporters and pundits, the subject of Yemen comes up rarely and the countless crimes committed by the Saudis and their allies are never mentioned.

Posted February 27th, 2018

The Saudis’ Bungling in Lebanon

MBS’ bungling in Lebanon is just the latest reminder that the U.S. should be disentangling itself from the Saudis as quickly as possible.

Posted November 11th, 2017

Abusing Proxies and the Incessant Need to Meddle in Foreign Conflicts

David Ignatius deplores the U.S. habit of “seduction and abandonment” when it …

Posted October 26th, 2016

The GOP Doesn’t Need a ‘Candidate on Horseback’

Imposing some random general as Republican nominee makes no sense.

Posted April 11th, 2016

Phony U.S. “Concern” for the Effects of the War on Yemen

Yemen’s civilians are being sacrificed on the altar of U.S.-Saudi “partnership.”

Posted September 8th, 2015

Ignatius’ Bad Advice on Iran

If there is a government in the region that needs to be presented with a “sharp choice” regarding its destabilizing foreign policy, it is the one based in Riyadh.

Posted July 16th, 2015

The U.S. Shouldn’t “Think Like a Superpower”

The U.S. has no need to rush to take sides in foreign conflicts.

Posted February 5th, 2015

Why “Limited” Wars Fail

Fighting wars with insufficient means is a tacit admission that almost no one genuinely believes that these wars are necessary for U.S. security.

Posted October 10th, 2014

U.S. “Indispensability” and Alarmism

David Ignatius dismisses current charges of U.S. “retreat” and recalls the mostly …

Posted June 4th, 2014

The Cult of “Credibility” and Resolve

David Ignatius makes a depressingly common argument: In the realm of power …

Posted May 7th, 2014

What Internationalism Should Be, But Obviously Isn’t

David Ignatius seems to be missing the point: Internationalism should signify trade …

Posted February 24th, 2014

The “Axis of Weevils”: Silly and Misleading

David Ignatius cites a recent Mead article to make a point about …

Posted December 14th, 2013

Missing the Obvious on Diplomacy and Public Opinion

James Traub and David Ignatius make a similar and very odd claim …

Posted December 9th, 2013

Syria Hawks vs. the Public (II)

Max Boot misses why the public approves of the Russian deal on …

Posted September 19th, 2013

Possibly the Worst “Credibility” Argument Yet

David Ignatius makes the alarmist “credibility” argument to defend the mistake that …

Posted August 29th, 2013

Is Obama “Abandoning” Syrian Rebels?

David Ignatius likens Obama’s Syria policy to previous episodes of U.S. “abandonment” …

Posted July 18th, 2013