Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Benjamin Netanyahu”

Why Iran Hawks Want to Wreck the Nuclear Deal

Iran hawks hate the deal because it eliminates the nuclear issue as an excuse for ratcheting up tensions with Iran

Posted May 1st, 2018

The Trump White House’s Lies About Iran

The White House’s statement is as brazen and shameless a lie as one could tell about Iran’s nuclear program.

Posted April 30th, 2018

Don’t Fall for Netanyahu’s Propaganda

Netanyahu has every incentive to lie about the nuclear deal right now to make sure that Trump reneges on it.

Posted April 30th, 2018

Reneging on the Nuclear Deal Sabotages Diplomacy with North Korea

It shouldn’t come as a shock that reneging on a carefully negotiated, successful nonproliferation agreement would have negative consequences for arms control diplomacy with a nuclear-armed state.

Posted March 12th, 2018

Netanyahu’s Dishonesty and Delusion on the Nuclear Deal

Obviously no deal could ever satisfy Netanyahu.

Posted October 16th, 2017

The Stupidity of Netanyahu’s ‘Fix It or Nix It’ Complaint

There is no “fix” available that Iran would accept, and so insisting on “fixing” the deal is much the same as calling for abandoning it.

Posted September 20th, 2017

A Strained Trump-McMaster Relationship

If McMaster is being cut out of high-level meetings with foreign leaders this early on in Trump’s presidency, it will be impossible for him to do his job effectively

Posted May 25th, 2017

Kaine’s Poor Foreign Policy Record

Kaine backed the Saudi-led war on Yemen from the start.

Posted July 25th, 2016

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Will women dodge the draft? Kelley Vlahos reports on the debate over …

Posted May 27th, 2016

Should Realists Support Trump?

There are many reasons why realists wouldn’t want to get behind Trump.

Posted February 1st, 2016

The Absurd Idea of “No Daylight” in U.S.-Israel Relations

It is impossible to hold to a “no daylight” standard in dealing with any other government.

Posted June 16th, 2015

The Administration’s Desperate Bid to “Reassure” Israel

The U.S. is volunteering to bribe a client government that has actively tried to derail a major U.S. diplomatic initiative.

Posted May 20th, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Our unrealistic foreign policy. Christopher Preble asks why the public should be …

Posted March 27th, 2015

Making Israel Pay a Very Small “Price”

A slap on the wrist will confirm Netanyahu in his belief that he can do whatever he wants without serious consequences for the relationship with the U.S.

Posted March 19th, 2015

The Underwhelming U.S. Response to Israeli Intransigence

The administration’s reaction is fine as far as it goes, but it doesn’t amount to very much.

Posted March 19th, 2015

The Election and the U.S.-Israel Relationship

Under Netanyahu, Israel has gone out of its way to become a vocal antagonist to major U.S. policy goals in the region.

Posted March 18th, 2015

Initial Thoughts on the Israeli Elections

Netanyahu’s party rallied in the final days of the campaign.

Posted March 17th, 2015