Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Israel”

The Widening Partisan Split on Israel

The partisan split on Israel is persisting and getting wider.

Posted April 16th, 2015

A Very Weird Interpretation of U.S. Iran Diplomacy

It’s wrong to say that the Iran framework agreement puts “daylight” between the U.S. and its allies.

Posted April 6th, 2015

Diplomacy with Iran and Hawkish Whataboutism

Iran hawks set absurdly high expectations for what negotiations should be able to do and what they should include.

Posted April 6th, 2015

There Is No “Coming Break” with Israel

There might be a temporary end to some of the usual reflexive support

Posted March 30th, 2015

The GOP’s Absurd Israel Litmus Test

Hard-liners have redefined support to mean offering a blank check.

Posted March 28th, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

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

Posted March 27th, 2015

The U.S. Should Stop Enabling Reckless Clients

In practice, the U.S. has shown “forbearance” by indulging Israeli governments in their worst policies.

Posted March 27th, 2015

Walker and Iran Hawks’ Phony Concern for Nonproliferation

Hawks feign concern about future proliferation while vowing to repudiate an agreement that has a good chance of preventing it.

Posted March 26th, 2015

Israeli Spying and Our Embarrassing Congress

Sen. Kaine can’t bring himself to call spying by its proper name.

Posted March 24th, 2015

Jeb Bush and the Continuing Baker Panic

The latest in a long line of attempts to banish realists from Republican foreign policy debate.

Posted March 24th, 2015

Bad Client Behavior and U.S.-Israel Relations

The scars left by this latest episode of Israeli espionage could be significant.

Posted March 24th, 2015

Israeli Spying and the Iran Talks

Another reminder that the U.S. and Israel aren’t allies.

Posted March 24th, 2015

Jeb Bush and the Baker Panic

There is absolutely no reason to think that Bush is inclined toward realist views.

Posted March 20th, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Acknowledging the divergence of U.S. and Israeli interests. Robert Merry comments on …

Posted March 20th, 2015

Rubio’s Bizarre Standard for Managing U.S. Allies and Clients

Rubio’s idea that our support for any client state should be treated as the standard by which we measure our backing for our real allies is truly bizarre.

Posted March 20th, 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

Is a “Fundamental Alteration” in U.S.-Israel Relations Inevitable?

Any changes Obama chooses to make to the relationship probably won’t survive the end of his presidency.

Posted March 19th, 2015