Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Benjamin Netanyahu”

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

The GOP and Netanyahu

A Netanyahu defeat won’t cause a change in the foreign policy views of Republican hawks.

Posted March 17th, 2015

Netanyahu and Palestinian Statehood

Netanyahu is declaring his overt opposition to another major U.S. policy goal in the region.

Posted March 16th, 2015

The Israeli Elections

It is unfortunately all too easy to imagine another Netanyahu government.

Posted March 16th, 2015

Cotton’s Confused Argument About Iranian Influence

Like all the Iran hawks before him, Cotton claims to fear growing Iranian influence while supporting policies that have facilitated its growth.

Posted March 16th, 2015

The Encouraging Cluelessness of Hard-liners

Fortunately, the hard-liners’ stunts keep backfiring on them.

Posted March 13th, 2015

Republican Foreign Policy Incompetence and the Hard-line Mind

The party’s incompetence on foreign policy comes from flawed hard-line assumptions about how the world works.

Posted March 11th, 2015

The Senate GOP’s Iran Blunder

Senate Republican hawks are just reconfirming their lack of trustworthiness on important foreign policy issues.

Posted March 10th, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Brent Scowcroft, realist Republican. Jordan Michael Smith reviews Bartholomew Sparrow’s The Strategist: …

Posted March 6th, 2015

Netanyahu and the Hard-line Mind

Hard-liners are great believers in the need for compromise, provided that it is the other side that does all of the compromising.

Posted March 5th, 2015

Paul and the Right’s Ideological Enforcers

Ludicrous ideological policing seems to work only too well.

Posted March 5th, 2015