Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Reihan Salam”

No, Bolton Is Not a Pragmatist

A genuine pragmatist would accept the nuclear deal for what it does and seek to maximize the benefits that the U.S. gets from it. A blinkered ideologue wants to burn it to the ground. Bolton is obviously the latter.

Posted March 26th, 2018

What Republican Foreign Policy Reform Requires

Admitting that the Iraq war was a grievous, horrible error is necessary but not sufficient to reform Republican foreign policy.

Posted July 19th, 2016

The Strange Idea of a Romney Protest Candidacy

Even Romney doesn’t deserve to be drafted into such a fruitless effort.

Posted May 4th, 2016

Why the Anti-Trump Candidates Fail

They wrongly assume that they have the luxury of knocking off their non-Trump rivals first.

Posted January 25th, 2016

We Still Don’t Need Higher Military Spending

As long as the U.S. continues to offer our allies the opportunity to “cheap ride,” our allies won’t do as much as they could and should do for themselves.

Posted December 2nd, 2015

No, the U.S. Doesn’t Need Higher Military Spending

The case for increased military spending is not at all persuasive.

Posted November 12th, 2015

How Hawkish Candidates Mislead the Public

It’s not possible to start a war as a last resort.

Posted April 6th, 2015

There Is No “Coming Break” with Israel

There might be a temporary end to some of the usual reflexive support

Posted March 30th, 2015

Iraq and the Illusion of Control

Reihan Salam does his best to make the case that U.S. forces …

Posted June 12th, 2014

Neoconservatives and Military Intervention

Matt Purple continues last week’s discussion about neoconservatism. He objects to Salam’s …

Posted April 17th, 2014

Neoconservatism and Democracy Promotion

Noah Millman continues the discussion about neoconservatism. He makes many very good …

Posted April 10th, 2014

Why No One Should Still Be a Neocon (III)

Reihan Salam clarifies what he means by “neocon”: So who am I …

Posted April 10th, 2014

Neoconservatism Can’t Be Defended

Joshua Keating also observes that Salam’s defense of neoconservatism didn’t offer a …

Posted April 9th, 2014

Why No One Should Still Be a Neocon

Excessive confidence in American power leads to more moral calamities, not fewer.

Posted April 8th, 2014

Hagel and the Democratic Advantage on National Security

Reihan Salam’s analysis of the Hagel pick gets things half-right: The president …

Posted January 7th, 2013