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Trump’s Embrace of War Criminals

Trump has nothing but contempt for the law, he rewards and sides with lawbreakers, and he fires and attacks those who seek to honor their oaths.
Daniel Larison November 25, 2019

Bloomberg’s Awful Foreign Policy

Why would Democrats want to nominate someone whose foreign policy record has more in common with Tom Cotton than with their own party?
Daniel Larison November 25, 2019

Support for Restraint Is on the Rise

There is a significant constituency in America that desires a more peaceful and restrained foreign policy.
Daniel Larison November 25, 2019

Rubio as Secretary of State Would Be More of the Same

Like the first two Trump choices for Secretary of State, Rubio would be a bad choice because of his lack of qualifications and his open loathing for diplomatic engagement.
Daniel Larison November 24, 2019

China Hawks vs. the American Public

The gap between Washington and the country on this point is quite wide and may be growing wider.
Daniel Larison November 24, 2019

Killing Innocent Venezuelans with Sanctions

We need to reject the idea that sanctions designed to cripple an economy and starve a nation of necessities are a legitimate policy tool.
Daniel Larison November 24, 2019

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Trump’s sanctions have solidified the IRGC’s economic empire. Shervin Ghaffari explains how U.S. sanctions have benefited the IRGC by…
Daniel Larison November 22, 2019

There Is No Accountability in U.S. Foreign Policy

If we want to know why there is no accountability in U.S. foreign policy, this Wolfowitz op-ed is Exhibit A.
Daniel Larison November 22, 2019