Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Venezuela”

There Is No ‘Trump Doctrine’

There is a hodgepodge of competing influences and factions in the Trump administration.

Posted April 23rd, 2019

Trump’s Misguided Venezuela and Cuba Policies

As usual, Mead fails to grasp that this is proof that Trump’s aggressive policies are reckless and harmful to U.S. interests.

Posted April 23rd, 2019

Trump’s Mindless Cuba Policy

Trump is throwing another bone to the hard-liners that have been driving U.S. Cuba and Venezuela policy.

Posted April 16th, 2019

Hold Trump Accountable for Making Things Worse in Venezuela

It is imperative that he be held accountable for that and not be allowed to shift the blame for the consequences of his policy to anyone else.

Posted April 15th, 2019

The Absurdity of Our Regime Change Policy in Venezuela

Like the confident Western assertions from 2012 that Assad “must go,” the administration is “certain” of an outcome that seems increasingly unlikely to happen.

Posted April 15th, 2019

Pompeo’s Allergy to Tough Questions

This isn’t an isolated episode for Pompeo, but fits into a pattern of berating reporters for doing their jobs that goes back to the early days of his tenure at State.

Posted April 14th, 2019

Trump’s Failing Venezuela Policy

Almost three months since the U.S. and other governments threw their support behind Guaido, their absurdly optimistic assumptions have been proven completely wrong.

Posted April 13th, 2019

Don’t Goad Trump Into Starting a War

When he claims that Russia is “taunting” the U.S., Zakaria is clearly taunting Trump to do something foolish in order to uphold another stupid “red line.”

Posted April 3rd, 2019

Don’t Mention the ‘Red Line’

U.S. “credibility” is not in danger if Trump doesn’t back up his reckless Venezuela rhetoric. U.S. interests will definitely be harmed if he chooses to back up that rhetoric with aggressive action.

Posted April 1st, 2019

Trump’s Cruel Venezuela Sanctions

When it is our government’s policy to starve another country of resources, it is only a matter of time before the population experiences the horrific impact of sanctions.

Posted March 31st, 2019

Don’t Escalate in Venezuela for the Sake of Bogus ‘Credibility’

It is always preferable for presidents to avoid making reckless threats against other governments, but it is insane to follow through on such threats simply to preserve one’s “credibility.”

Posted March 30th, 2019

Trump’s Silly and Dangerous Venezuela Ultimatum

Russia doesn’t “have to” withdraw its forces from Venezuela, and it makes no sense for the U.S. to be risking conflict with the Venezuelan and Russian governments over their presence.

Posted March 27th, 2019

War with Venezuela Would Be Costly and Illegal

Given all of the likely costs and dangers of a Venezuelan war, how can military action still be considered a legitimate and acceptable policy option?

Posted March 19th, 2019

Starting a War in Venezuela Won’t Save Lives

The conceit that encouraging people to take up arms against a superior armed force will “save lives” is extremely dangerous and irresponsible.

Posted March 18th, 2019

Pompeo’s Ominous Venezuela Message

Pompeo’s message naturally sets off warning bells that the U.S. is preparing to escalate its role in the crisis.

Posted March 12th, 2019

Our Venezuela Policy: Tossing a Drowning Man an Anchor

When we judge the destructive effects of sanctions policies, we need to take into account all of the consequences that these policies have.

Posted March 10th, 2019

The Many Hawkish Abuses of the Monroe Doctrine

The Monroe Doctrine is one of the most frequently misunderstood and misrepresented aspects of the history of U.S. foreign policy.

Posted March 3rd, 2019