Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Emma Ashford”

What’s Really Wrong with U.S. Foreign Policy in the Middle East

The real question isn’t whether or not we should stop “trying to solve” problems in the region, because we haven’t been trying to do that, but whether we should stop using the countries of the region as pawns in our government’s destructive fixations with terrorism and Iran.

Posted December 12th, 2018

The U.S. Doesn’t Need a Reckless Saudi Client

As Saudi Arabia becomes more of a destabilizing regional menace, it makes sense for the U.S. to distance itself from them.

Posted October 24th, 2018

The Empty Throne and the Cult of American ‘Leadership’

Adherents of the cult don’t feel the need to justify the extraordinary, hyperactive U.S. role in the world.

Posted September 14th, 2018

Pompeo’s Preposterous Iran Speech

Pompeo’s speech is obviously a pretext for escalation and conflict.

Posted May 21st, 2018

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The U.S.-Saudi starvation blockade. Pat Buchanan condemns the U.S.-backed coalition blockade of …

Posted November 24th, 2017

Why Iran Hawks (and Trump) Hate the JCPOA

Iran hawks have always judged the JCPOA against an absurdly high standard that no deal could ever meet.

Posted September 20th, 2017

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Haley debuts Trump’s case for ending Iran nuke deal. Kelley Vlahos reports …

Posted September 8th, 2017

The Qatar Crisis and Trump’s Dangerous Embrace of the Saudis

Trump is putting the U.S. fully on one side of an internecine quarrel in which none of the governments involved deserves our support.

Posted June 9th, 2017

A ‘Not-Obama’ Foreign Policy That Keeps Obama’s Worst Policies

Trump wants to make Obama’s worst policies even worse.

Posted April 8th, 2017

Reviewing Obama’s Flawed Foreign Policy Record

Obama made a number of egregious, unforced errors that mar his record.

Posted January 26th, 2017

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Assessing Trump’s foreign policy team. Christopher Preble reviews the selections for top …

Posted December 9th, 2016

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Will women dodge the draft? Kelley Vlahos reports on the debate over …

Posted May 27th, 2016

Obstacles to Foreign Policy Restraint

It is because we are so secure that our government can “get away with” being heedless and irresponsible in its conduct of foreign policy.

Posted May 25th, 2016

Stop Calling the Saudis Our ‘Allies’

The costs of the relationship are now much higher than any benefits it may produce.

Posted April 25th, 2016

Trump’s Unpredictability Doctrine

Trump prizes unpredictability in foreign policy, and for that reason can’t be relied on to do what he says.

Posted March 30th, 2016

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Is Trump a realist? Leon Hadar considers the evidence and concludes that …

Posted February 5th, 2016

The U.S. Should Halt Its Support for the War on Yemen

It is a serious mistake to “blindly back” the Saudis in their war.

Posted February 2nd, 2016