Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Israel”

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Trump’s National Defense Strategy has the Pentagon popping champagne. Andrew Bacevich dissects …

Posted January 26th, 2018

U.S. Public Opinion on Israel and Palestine

Americans that have grown up in the last three decades know Israel only as a nuclear-armed occupying power.

Posted January 24th, 2018

‘No Daylight’ with Clients Puts America Last

Losing the American interest is inevitable when our government makes maintaining “no daylight” with any other country a priority.

Posted January 24th, 2018

The U.N. General Assembly Rebukes the Trump Administration

When that many allied and friendly governments tell the administration that they are in the wrong, it would be wise to rethink the decision that earned the U.S. this rebuke.

Posted December 21st, 2017

Trump’s ‘Pro-Israel’ Tantrum

Both Trump and Haley have responded to international opposition to U.S. recognition of Jerusalem with all the composure of spoiled children throwing a tantrum.

Posted December 20th, 2017

Haley’s Petty Threats at the U.N.

There is nothing quite so pitiful as having the representative of the world’s lone superpower whining about how mean the other members of the U.N. are being.

Posted December 19th, 2017

An Embarrassing Veto at the U.N.

The use of the veto to block the resolution is a measure of how overwhelming the international consensus against the U.S. position on Jerusalem is.

Posted December 18th, 2017

Trump’s Failed and Costly Middle East Policies

Trump has managed to take the worst Obama administration policy he inherited and make it even worse than it was.

Posted December 18th, 2017

Pence’s Misguided Mideast Trip

The vice president is one of the most ardent “pro-Israel” hawks in his party, so sending him to this part of the world right now is akin to pouring salt on a fresh wound

Posted December 12th, 2017

Trump’s Foreign Policy Failings

All of these failings bode very ill for U.S. foreign policy in the coming year.

Posted December 12th, 2017

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The ideologues who wrecked Libya. Matt Purple considers the consequences of the …

Posted December 8th, 2017

Trump’s ‘Recognition of Reality’

Giving formal recognition to one side’s claim while completely ignoring the other isn’t a “recognition” of reality.

Posted December 7th, 2017

Trump’s Ridiculous Announcement on Jerusalem

There is nothing more stale and tired than having our government fully taking the Israeli side in this conflict.

Posted December 6th, 2017

Trump’s Costly Jerusalem Blunder

This decision would impose significant diplomatic costs on the U.S. that will make it harder to advance American interests in many parts of the world.

Posted December 5th, 2017

Trump Risks Starting a New Intifada

There is nothing to be gained for anyone by offering this recognition and something to be lost by almost everyone involved.

Posted December 4th, 2017

Report: Trump Is Expected to Announce Embassy Move to Jerusalem

Moving the embassy would be a reckless symbolic gesture that threatens to have very serious consequences.

Posted November 29th, 2017

Indulging Reckless Clients Is a Bipartisan Tradition

It is hard to think of examples where the U.S. has not given allies and clients a free pass for their destabilizing behavior.

Posted November 14th, 2017