Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Ronald Reagan”

The Ignorance and Ideological Blindness of Iran Hawks

Iran hawks don’t understand Iran or its government, and they don’t seek to understand them.

Posted July 24th, 2018

Expanding the Military Budget Is Wasteful and Unnecessary

There is no security threat comparable to the Soviet Union today that would begin to justify spending more than at the height of the Reagan build-up.

Posted February 16th, 2018

We Don’t Need a ‘Reagan Doctrine’ for Iran

A “Reagan Doctrine” for Iran would most likely lead to pointless bloodshed and deeper repression.

Posted January 25th, 2018

Trump and Reagan

The Republican nominee will be struggling to reassemble the losing Romney coalition instead of creating a larger one.

Posted March 25th, 2016

Cruz’s Gargantuan Military Budget

Cruz proposes to rack up trillions more in debt for the sake of building up a military that doesn’t need to be built up.

Posted February 18th, 2016

The “Dictator Problem”

One solution to the “dictator problem” in U.S. foreign policy is to reconsider why the U.S. needs to have authoritarian client regimes at all.

Posted December 31st, 2015

The Most Awful and Absurd Foreign Policy Quotes from 2015

Micah Zenko presents his list of the 20 “best worst” quotes from …

Posted December 30th, 2015

The Debates and Republican Foreign Policy

The terrible state of Republican foreign policy was on full display last night.

Posted September 17th, 2015

The Modern GOP and George H.W. Bush’s Internationalism

Republican hawks tend to avoid mentioning the elder Bush’s record primarily because they regard his internationalism as insufficiently aggressive.

Posted August 18th, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Faith in diplomacy. Gracy Olmstead reviews the career and foreign policy views …

Posted July 24th, 2015

Reagan and the Nuclear Deal

Iran hawks will still find extraneous reasons to object to the deal because it doesn’t and can’t achieve results it was never intended to achieve.

Posted July 20th, 2015

The Perils of Reaganolatry

The trouble isn’t just that younger voters don’t remember Reagan.

Posted June 2nd, 2015

Iran Hawks and the Logic of Arms Control

Most hawks have never seen an arms control or nonproliferation agreement that they haven’t wanted to derail or defeat.

Posted April 13th, 2015

Walker’s Reagan Nostalgia and Foreign Policy

If Walker believes what he’s saying, he is endorsing an absurdly extreme version of the “credibility” argument.

Posted February 28th, 2015

Walker and Foreign Policy

Walker has given antiwar conservatives and libertarians no reason to think that he is any different from the hawkish crowd.

Posted January 26th, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

What’s left in Libya. Hisham Matar reports on the sorry state of …

Posted January 16th, 2015

Romney’s Misguided Reagan Nostalgia

Unlike Romney, Reagan actually stood for something.

Posted January 15th, 2015