Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Israel”

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

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

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 Week’s Most Interesting Reads

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

Posted March 6th, 2015