Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Josh Rogin”

The Senate Should Reject Pompeo

Pompeo is not actually any more qualified than Tillerson was, and his record makes him more objectionable, so why should the Senate be in any hurry to confirm him?

Posted April 11th, 2018

Bolton Wants Preventive War Against North Korea

Supporters of preventive war cannot honestly defend their position, because the war they favor is illegal and unjust, and so they rename it preemption and hope that no one knows the difference.

Posted February 28th, 2018

Denuclearization Is Not Worth a War

Starting a war against North Korea would be a moral outrage and a grave international crime.

Posted February 26th, 2018

The Chasm Between the U.S. and South Korea

There is not just a gap between Washington and Seoul on how to handle North Korea, but rather a yawning chasm.

Posted February 8th, 2018

Replacing Tillerson Doesn’t Fix Anything

Tillerson has failed in his first year, but there is no reason to think that Haley would be any more successful.

Posted October 23rd, 2017

The Folly of Arming Ukraine and the GOP Platform

The Trump campaign rejected one of the more thoughtless and irresponsible foreign policy proposals out there right now.

Posted July 18th, 2016

The Politics of the Nuclear Deal

If the deal presents a political problem for anyone, it is the eventual Republican nominee.

Posted July 16th, 2015

Perry’s Iran Folly

If we wanted to embitter another generation of Iranians against our government, we would do exactly as Perry wished.

Posted April 7th, 2015

The Senate GOP’s Obnoxious Iran Letter

Whether the sabotage “works” or not, the attempt itself is obnoxious.

Posted March 9th, 2015

Senate Hard-liners Press Ahead with New Iran Sanctions

The purpose of passing the bill now is to demonstrate how thoroughly opposed to diplomacy with Iran the majority is.

Posted January 29th, 2015

The Hawkish Marriage of Ignorance and Excessive Ambition

Republican hawks have little or no understanding of these issues, but that doesn’t stop them from advocating for a far more aggressive, ambitious foreign policy.

Posted January 20th, 2015

Obama Hasn’t Given Rubio a “Gift” on Cuba

Becoming the leading defender of an outdated and failed policy that most Floridians reject won’t improve Rubio’s chances of re-election.

Posted December 18th, 2014

Thoughtless Rhetoric and Foreign Crises

Josh Rogin reports on Bob Corker’s unhappiness with administration policy on Ukraine: …

Posted April 22nd, 2014

The Hawkish Marriage of Cold War Nostalgia and Threat Inflation

Josh Rogin reports that leading Republicans in Congress are out of their …

Posted February 27th, 2014

The Senate GOP and Iran

Josh Rogin reports on the Senate GOP’s plans to try to force …

Posted February 6th, 2014

Rubio’s “Realism” on Iran Is a Fantasy

Marco Rubio talks to Josh Rogin about Iran: Any agreement that allows …

Posted November 21st, 2013

Syrian Opposition Leader Calls on the U.S. to Bomb Lebanon

The Syrian opposition’s demands are becoming less and less realistic: “What we …

Posted May 28th, 2013