Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Syria”

Trump and His Hawkish Critics Have A Lot in Common

Trump and his hawkish detractors agree about far more than what divides them.

Posted October 20th, 2019

Trump’s Embarrassing Letter to Erdogan

In what universe would a message like this produce a favorable response?

Posted October 16th, 2019

Most Iranians Still Reject Pompeo’s Preposterous Demands

If we want to understand what the Iranian people want and how U.S. policy affects them, we should start listening to what they tell us.

Posted October 16th, 2019

U.S. Support for the War on Yemen Is a Regional Catastrophe

Our government has been supporting the mass starvation of millions of people in Yemen for more than four years, but somehow hawks never count that as a “regional catastrophe.”

Posted October 16th, 2019

Non-Interventionism and Thinking Seriously About Unnecessary Wars

Military intervention does not have to be an “enduring feature” of U.S. foreign policy.

Posted October 15th, 2019

The Sanctions Addicts Look For Their Next Fix

There should be consequences for the Turkish invasion, but broad economic sanctions shouldn’t be among them.

Posted October 14th, 2019

The U.S. Has Too Many ‘Allies’

The more “allies” that the U.S. accumulates, the more likely it is that Washington will leave one or more in the lurch on a regular basis.

Posted October 10th, 2019

The ‘Credibility’ Worshiper’s Lament

Proxies and allies don’t side with the U.S. because of some magical credibility based on our past record, but because they see it as being in their immediate interests to do so.

Posted October 9th, 2019

Judge Trump’s Foreign Policy by His Actions and Not His Words

Trump “gets out” of the things he should stay in, and he stays in when he should get out.

Posted October 8th, 2019

The Ugly Results of an Absurd Syria Policy

These are all the ugly results of an absurd Syria policy and an illegal war that Trump escalated when he came into office.

Posted October 7th, 2019

Iran Reframed

Iran Reframed is an insightful introduction to a side of Iran that most of us know little or nothing about.

Posted September 30th, 2019

Don’t Start a War for Saudi Arabia

We know the cost of indulging Saudi Arabia in its regional ambitions, and we should refuse to lift another finger on their behalf.

Posted September 16th, 2019

Misunderstanding Trump’s Foreign Policy

Descriptions of Trump as having an “anti-militaristic approach” to foreign policy and “opting for dialogue over conflict” are simply wrong as a matter of fact.

Posted September 11th, 2019

Power’s Pathetic Libyan War Excuse

It is a pathetic attempt by Power to deny responsibility for the effects of a war she backed by shrugging her shoulders and pleading ignorance.

Posted September 9th, 2019

Yemen and the ‘Crisis of Western Values’

It is U.S. support for and involvement in other atrocious wars abroad, including and especially the war on Yemen, that cry out for denunciation as a betrayal of our values.

Posted September 7th, 2019

Who’s Afraid of Tulsi Gabbard?

The profile plays up Gabbard’s supposed emphasis on “doom” while having virtually nothing accurate to say about the substance of her foreign policy views.

Posted August 4th, 2019

A Failed Attempt to Rehabilitate Bush’s Disastrous Foreign Policy

No amount of revisionism will get around the fact that Bush committed one of the greatest, most destructive blunders and crimes in the history of our foreign policy when he ordered the illegal invasion of Iraq.

Posted July 27th, 2019