Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Marco Rubio”

Killing the Nuclear Deal with Lies and Sanctions

Trump’s dishonest and ridiculous tweet portends some very dangerous and destructive actions from the administration in the coming weeks.

Posted July 10th, 2019

Trump Is Responsible for the Consequences of His Policies

“Maximum pressure” is what has brought us to the verge of war, and Trump is the proud owner of that policy.

Posted June 18th, 2019

Guaido’s Desperate Gamble

For all intents and purposes, Guaido is trying to launch a coup without having already secured significant support from the military.

Posted April 30th, 2019

The Nuclear Deal Saboteurs Aren’t Finished Yet

Revoking the waivers certainly makes no sense for U.S. interests, as any credible arms control expert would tell you.

Posted April 23rd, 2019

Pompeo’s Ominous Venezuela Message

Pompeo’s message naturally sets off warning bells that the U.S. is preparing to escalate its role in the crisis.

Posted March 12th, 2019

Congress Must Reject Intervention in Venezuela

It is a measure of the opposition’s desperation after a little over a month that their leaders are already talking about an option that would be a disaster for their own country.

Posted February 26th, 2019

Military Intervention Would Be a Disaster for Venezuela

Escalating Venezuela’s crisis into an armed conflict would be a disaster for the people of Venezuela and for Venezuela’s neighbors.

Posted February 24th, 2019

The Fantasies of Regime Changers

These fantasies are rooted in grossly overestimating the power of our government to affect political change in other countries and exaggerating the vulnerability of the targeted regime.

Posted February 19th, 2019

Rubio’s Regime Change Misadventure

Rubio’s influence over Venezuela policy is a good example of how hawkish interventionists have been able to dominate the Trump administration.

Posted January 26th, 2019

Pompeo Puts Elliott Abrams in Charge of Regime Change in Venezuela

The message that the Abrams appointment sends is the worst imaginable that the U.S. could send right now.

Posted January 26th, 2019

Venezuela and Trump’s Anti-Restraint Foreign Policy

His approach to Venezuela has been one of the clearest signs that Trump is an enemy of foreign policy restraint.

Posted January 25th, 2019

Misplaced Hope Is Not a Strategy

It seems that none of the governments backing Guaido nor the opposition had any concrete plans for gaining the support of the military. Everyone has just been hoping that it will all work out somehow.

Posted January 24th, 2019

The Senate Rejects Rubio’s Attack on Free Speech Again

Rubio’s bill is such a clear violation of the First Amendment that it makes it extremely easy for even the most hawkish Democratic senators to vote against it.

Posted January 15th, 2019

Marco Rubio’s Attack on Free Speech

Members of Congress swear to protect and defend the Constitution, but Rubio would prefer to trash the First Amendment in order to pander to “pro-Israel” hard-liners

Posted January 10th, 2019

Rubio and the Iran Hawks’ Petty Grudge Against Kerry

Rubio’s attempt to get a former Secretary of State brought up on charges for having conversations with another country’s foreign minister is very ill-advised.

Posted September 18th, 2018

Venezuela and the Bankruptcy of the Foreign Policy Establishment

Many members of our foreign policy establishment speak reverently about the “rules-based international order” in one breath and then in the next call for tossing the rules in the gutter because it is expedient to do so.

Posted September 10th, 2018

Thornton and Trump’s Disdain for Diplomacy

Withdrawing Thornton’s nomination will continue the administration’s pattern of rejecting knowledgeable people for important positions because they fail to adopt sufficiently hawkish views.

Posted May 30th, 2018