Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Marc Lynch”

Counting the Real Costs of the War on Yemen

The governments responsible for destroying Yemen predictably have no interest in an accurate accounting of the true costs of the war, and our government is no exception.

Posted November 14th, 2018

The Confused U.S. Response to the Qatar Crisis

The problem may be that Trump doesn’t understand that he is undermining and contradicting his own officials.

Posted July 14th, 2017

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The duty of General McMaster. Andrew Bacevich comments on McMaster’s appointment. Does …

Posted February 24th, 2017

Attacking Syria Is Still a Terrible Idea

The U.S. has neither the authority nor the right to do what Kristof wants to do.

Posted August 18th, 2016

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Libya and the five stages of intervention. Trevor Thrall explains how the …

Posted April 22nd, 2016

The Reckless and Dangerous Saudi Government

The U.S. is foolish to continue supporting the Saudis in their reckless behavior.

Posted January 4th, 2016

The Bad Hawkish Case for Intervention in Syria

Interventionists have a warped understanding of responsibility in foreign policy.

Posted September 2nd, 2015

The Pointless Suffering of Yemen

Yemen’s civilian population continues to pay the price for this war.

Posted August 31st, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Libya and the tides of history. Noah Millman reflects on Shakespeare and …

Posted November 21st, 2014

Revisiting the Libyan War

The arguments for intervention in Libya were extraordinarily weak and many of them were based on little more than wishful thinking.

Posted November 18th, 2014

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Henry Adams and the gift of pessimism. Michael Brendan Dougherty reflects on …

Posted August 15th, 2014

The Folly of Arming the Syrian Opposition

If the U.S.-trained Iraqi army couldn’t stop ISIS, why would “moderate” rebels do any better?

Posted August 12th, 2014

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

WWI as religious war. Darryl Hart reviews Philip Jenkins’ The Great and …

Posted June 13th, 2014

The U.S. and Iraq

Marc Lynch provides some sober analysis of recent events in Iraq: The …

Posted June 12th, 2014

Cut Egypt Loose

Marc Lynch reacts to the latest violence in Egypt: With blood in …

Posted August 14th, 2013

After the Coup in Egypt

So the Egyptian military has deposed Morsi in a coup. Many of …

Posted July 3rd, 2013

Capitulating to the Constant Pressure for Escalation

Marc Lynch bemoans Obama’s decision to arm Syrian rebels: President Obama’s move …

Posted June 16th, 2013