Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Michael Rubin”

Revisiting the Elder Bush’s Kiev Speech

Hawkish objections to Bush’s Kiev speech were petty and short-sighted when they were first made, and they still are today.

Posted February 5th, 2018

The Imaginary Iranian ‘Empire’

Referring to Iran as an “imperial” power is a ridiculous exaggeration.

Posted October 18th, 2016

An Iran Question for the Presidential Candidates

It would be useful to have the candidates answer this question, if only to identify the ones that want to meddle in the politics of other countries.

Posted January 11th, 2016

Obama’s Foreign Policy Legacy

The war on Yemen that the U.S. has supported over the last nine months has to be the largest black mark on Obama’s record.

Posted December 28th, 2015

The Hawkish Syria Panic Continues

There is virtually no conflict that hawks don’t want the U.S. to join, and once joined there is no conflict that they don’t want to escalate.

Posted October 5th, 2015

Iran Hawks vs. the Iranian People

Hawks endorse cruel and destructive policies and then feign concern for the same people they are helping to impoverish.

Posted August 5th, 2015

The Perverse Effects of Alarmism

Michael Rubin makes a remarkably shoddy argument about U.S. “weakness”: The Korean …

Posted March 18th, 2014

The Protests in Kiev and the “Chicken Kiev” Speech

Michael Rubin confuses several things in his post on the protests in …

Posted December 3rd, 2013

Engagement Is Not Appeasement

Michael Rubin continues the assault on Hagel, saying that he lacks “a …

Posted December 17th, 2012

The Utterly Predictable and Completely Mindless Attacks on Hagel

Michael Rubin does his part to discredit critics of Hagel (via Robert …

Posted December 14th, 2012

Blaming Obama for Georgian Self-Interest

Michael Rubin bemoans the fact that Georgia is apparently tolerating the transfer …

Posted September 3rd, 2012