Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Donald Trump”

McMaster Named as National Security Advisor

Trump will be getting better advice than he was when Flynn was there.

Posted February 20th, 2017

The Cost of Designating the Muslim Brotherhood as Terrorists

Wrongly designating nonviolent groups as part of a terrorist organization feeds into jihadist propaganda.

Posted February 20th, 2017

Bolton Would Be a Horrible Choice for National Security Advisor

Appointing him would mean endorsing some of the very worst that the GOP has to offer on foreign policy.

Posted February 20th, 2017

Trump’s Foreign Policy Incoherence

The administration is reliably belligerent, but otherwise it is unreliable.

Posted February 20th, 2017

Trump’s Choice to Replace Flynn Doesn’t Want the Job

I can scarcely blame Harward for not wanting the job, but by all accounts he would have been a marked improvement over Flynn.

Posted February 16th, 2017

The Ongoing Disgrace of U.S. Support for the War on Yemen

U.S. support for the indefensible war on Yemen is an ongoing disgrace and an enduring blot on our country’s reputation.

Posted February 16th, 2017

The U.S. Should Have Nothing to Do with an Arab Anti-Iran Coalition

It is likely that this coalition would become a vehicle for launching attacks on neighbors in the name of “opposing” Iranian influence where it is already negligible.

Posted February 15th, 2017

An Unfortunate Shift in U.S. Policy on Israel and Palestine

This makes the U.S. position even more lopsidedly in favor of Israel than it was before.

Posted February 15th, 2017

Flynn Resigns

Flynn’s departure is very good news for the country.

Posted February 13th, 2017

A Ridiculous Maneuver at the U.N.

Obsessively “defending” Israel at the U.N. is the only part of the U.S. role there the Trump administration cares about.

Posted February 13th, 2017

The Indefensible Indulgence of Despotic Clients

There are few client states less deserving of more U.S. support than the Saudis and their Gulf allies.

Posted February 13th, 2017

The Increasingly Dangerous Iran Obsession

There is increasing danger that the Iran-obsessed Trump administration is looking for ways to turn our shameful policy in Yemen into a pretext for direct conflict with Iran.

Posted February 13th, 2017

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Iran hawks take the White House. Philip Giraldi warns us about Michael …

Posted February 10th, 2017

Trump, New START, and U.S.-Russian Relations

If Trump is now echoing the shoddy arguments against New START, that’s bad news for improving relations with Russia.

Posted February 9th, 2017

The Trump Administration’s Iran Obsession and Yemen

The Gulf states are delighted that the president and his officials are buying into their dishonest justification for their war.

Posted February 9th, 2017

Trump Keeps Indulging Our Reckless Gulf Clients

That isn’t a surprise, but it is another indication that the shameful U.S. support for the war on Yemen is going to increase.

Posted February 8th, 2017

Bringing Montenegro into NATO Still Makes No Sense

The alliance gains nothing from making Montenegro a member.

Posted February 6th, 2017