Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Libya”

Trump’s Destructive Decision to Embrace Haftar

By encouraging Haftar’s offensive, Trump is giving jihadists a reprieve while he indulges reckless clients in their power play to the detriment of Libya’s people and regional stability.

Posted April 20th, 2019

Taking the Wrong Side in Libya

The Trump administration is taking sides in Libya’s civil war, and thanks to the president’s bad judgment our government is taking the wrong side.

Posted April 19th, 2019

The Saudis and Emiratis Are Destabilizing Another Country

The Saudis and the UAE have been destabilizing several countries in the region for many years, and this episode in Libya is just the latest in a string of their ill-conceived power plays.

Posted April 16th, 2019

The Saudis Encouraged the Attack on Tripoli

Like their previous destructive power plays in other parts of the region, the Saudi-backed attack has gone poorly and backfired on their client.

Posted April 12th, 2019

Bolton’s Impossible Demands for North Korea

Bolton has taken full advantage of the breakdown in talks to make sure that diplomacy with North Korea won’t produce anything at all.

Posted March 10th, 2019

The ‘Isolationist’ Slur and ‘International Order’

One of the biggest problems that we currently have is that our government doesn’t know how not to get itself involved in wars that have nothing to do with us.

Posted September 24th, 2018

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