It's the economics of energy production that make petrostates more trigger-happy, Emma Ashford argues in Oil, the State, and War.
Should they be banned?
Anne-Marie Slaughter hasn’t given up on intervention and the “responsibility to protect” doctrine.
Neera Tanden, Biden's Pick for Budget Office: Now Is Not the Time To 'Worry About Raising Deficits and Debt'
She once suggested that if Americans care about the deficit so much, maybe we should make Libya pay for it.
Who Poses the Greater Threat to Peace: An Impetuous President or 'Experienced Advisers' Who Are Disastrously Wrong?
History shows that expertise is not the same as wisdom.
Despite a change in administrations, U.S. foreign policy in the 2010s stayed its wasteful, destructive course.
Like Hillary Clinton, the senator seems to think that Libya is a foreign policy success story.
At least 242 civilians have been killed and at least 324 wounded by over 2,000 airstrikes, some of which were carried out by the American military.
The U.S. Military Says It Killed About 500 Civilians Last Year. Outside Groups Put the Count Far Higher.
A lot of people are dying in unauthorized wars.
"I have to accept my share of the blame for it," the ailing senator writes in a new book, even while defending several other interventions and surges.
The dissonance between the countries the Trump EO primarily affects and countries associated with 9/11 is embedded in U.S. foreign policy.
Interview with Rand Paul: 'I Can't Support Anybody to Be Our Secretary of State Who Didn't Learn the Lesson of Iraq'
For the libertarian-leaning senator, just about anybody would be better than John Bolton or Rudy Giuliani.
Five years after the fall of Gaddafi, some Libyans say life was better under dictatorship than the current chaos.
Media Would Rather Talk About Gary Johnson's 'Aleppo Moment' Than a Damning New Report on Hillary Clinton's Actual War
While mainstream journalists yuk it up about Libertarian's "disqualifying" mistake, they are nearly 100% silent about the massive UK parliament report exposing Libya as a trumped up and abysmally planned intervention
Libya Intervention Was Based on "Erroneous Assumptions," According to Scathing U.K. Parliament Report
Hillary Clinton still calls Libya "smart power at its best," even though it looks more like what President Obama called it earlier this year-a "shit show."
It's important to be the right kind of war hawk.
It was Hillary Clinton's worst decision as secretary of state, yet Trump can't make a coherent case against it.
Waiting for the Libyan government to get it together.
Here's a short tutorial on everything that's wrong with interventionists' rationale for war and more war.
U.S. troops on the ground seeking potential fighting partners.
Neither could be expected to avoid further interventionist blunders.
Says it taught him to make sure interventions included plans for the aftermath.
Hillary Clinton was part of a campaign to mislead us about the purposes of the Libyan intervention.
The former secretary of state does not learn from her mistakes, even when she admits them.
Who will call her on it?
The hawks' argument was not that Qaddafi's downfall was inevitable. It was the opposite.
We have always been at war with terror, or Libya, or ISIS, or whoever
Messes for a legacy.
The liberal New York Times columnist and the libertarian ex-congressman are right to focus on failed Libya policy writ large.