Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Shadi Hamid”

What’s Really Wrong with U.S. Foreign Policy in the Middle East

The real question isn’t whether or not we should stop “trying to solve” problems in the region, because we haven’t been trying to do that, but whether we should stop using the countries of the region as pawns in our government’s destructive fixations with terrorism and Iran.

Posted December 12th, 2018

The Saudi Sycophants in the Trump Administration

The Trump administration’s cynical indulgence of self-serving Saudi claims has been on full display this week.

Posted October 16th, 2018

Debating Intervention in Syria

Interventionists don’t have an answer to the basic questions of “why?” and “why us?” that would satisfy anyone that didn’t already agree with them.

Posted April 10th, 2017

The World Doesn’t Need More U.S. Interventionism

The “successful” U.S. interventions in the past are severely outnumbered by the failures and disasters.

Posted October 18th, 2016

The Failure of the Libyan War and the ‘Responsibility to Protect’

If the “responsibility to protect” doctrine had been respected and taken seriously in 2011, the Libyan intervention would not have happened.

Posted April 7th, 2016

Of Course the Libyan War Was a Failure

The Libyan war failed in everything except regime change, which its supporters originally pretended was not the goal of the intervention.

Posted April 5th, 2016

Non-Interventionist Blowback?

Syria hawks have lately been falling back on an argument that echoes …

Posted May 17th, 2013

Liberal Interventionists and Syria

John Allen Gay notices that liberal interventionists are not very vocal at …

Posted February 25th, 2013

Obama’s Priorities in the Near East Are No Mystery

Shadi Hamid faults Obama for not pursuing a policy in the Near …

Posted February 19th, 2013

Romney, Turkey, and Possible Future Intervention in Syria

Bob Wright considers the likelihood of military intervention under Romney: But, whatever …

Posted October 30th, 2012