Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Libya”

McCain’s Foreign Policy Record

McCain specialized in matters of national security and foreign policy, and yet he had a remarkable knack for misjudging practically every major foreign policy issue of the last three decades.

Posted August 27th, 2018

Sanctions Strengthen Targeted Regimes and Hurt Their Critics

The reality is that people everywhere obviously resent being made poorer and their futures less secure by the arbitrary decisions of foreign governments.

Posted June 5th, 2018

Stop Comparing North Korea to Libya

The administration has to stop thinking of North Korea as another Libya in any way.

Posted May 26th, 2018

Bolton Uses Libya As an Example to Sabotage Diplomacy

Thanks to Trump’s unpreparedness and bungling, he may very well succeed.

Posted May 17th, 2018

Trump’s Reckless Rhetoric on North Korea and Libya

Talking about “total decimation” if they don’t yield to U.S. demands will confirm the North Korean regime’s worst fears about U.S. intentions.

Posted May 17th, 2018

North Korea Rejects a ‘Libya-Style’ Deal

North Korea has no interest in denuclearization on terms that would be satisfactory to the Trump administration.

Posted May 15th, 2018

Bolton’s Ridiculous Libya ‘Model’ for North Korea

Bolton’s belief that North Korea should give up everything in exchange for nothing proves beyond any doubt that he has no wish to find a diplomatic solution.

Posted March 26th, 2018

North Korea and Bolton’s Alarming RFA Interview

Bolton’s position on North Korea is so extreme and unreasonable that diplomacy with North Korea is doomed to fail.

Posted March 25th, 2018

A Setback for the Preposterous Travel Ban

The inclusion of Chad has illustrated just how preposterous the ban is.

Posted October 18th, 2017

The Travel Ban: A ‘Theatrical Exercise in Demagoguery’

This is what happens when an incompetent administration makes responding to a wildly exaggerated threat one of its priorities.

Posted September 27th, 2017

The Cruelty of the Travel Ban

The policy is one of collective punishment, and the people being punished have already endured displacement and devastation in their home countries.

Posted September 25th, 2017

The Return of the Stupid and Unnecessary Travel Ban

The now-indefinite ban on almost all kinds of travel from Iran is a pointless slap in the face of one of the most pro-American peoples in the world.

Posted September 25th, 2017

Congress Shouldn’t Pass a New AUMF for the War on ISIS

Passing a new resolution would effectively pardon and reward two presidents for waging an illegal war.

Posted March 27th, 2017

The U.S. Doesn’t Benefit from the Revised Ban

Because the ban is security theater, it will achieve nothing in reality while imposing unnecessary burdens on would-be visitors and refugees.

Posted March 6th, 2017

A ‘Vital Measure’ That Is Worse Than Useless

The travel ban is an excessive and arbitrary measure designed to counter a non-existent threat.

Posted March 6th, 2017

The Revised Travel Ban Is Still Absurd and Unnecessary

The ban on nationals from these countries was and is unnecessary and driven by the most mindless threat inflation.

Posted March 2nd, 2017

Reviewing Obama’s Flawed Foreign Policy Record

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

Posted January 26th, 2017