Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Israel”

A Useless ‘Alliance’ with Israel

The U.S. is not “saving” anything with this arrangement, but rather is frittering even more resources away on a state that doesn’t need it.

Posted August 24th, 2016

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Fallujah in ruins. Kelley Vlahos reports on the aftermath of the expulsion …

Posted July 15th, 2016

Trump and ‘Pro-Israel’ Hard-liners

Trump is even more absurdly one-sided in his view of the conflict than any previous major party nominee.

Posted July 14th, 2016

Stavridis’ Dangerous Ideas

Since he retired, Stavridis has been offering up a number of bad policy recommendations and wrongheaded arguments.

Posted July 12th, 2016

Israel, Palestine, and the GOP Platform

The plank predictably affirms the wrongheaded, destructive view that there should be “no daylight” between America and Israel.

Posted July 12th, 2016

Clinton’s San Diego Speech on Trump and Foreign Policy

Clinton presented herself as much more of a supporter of diplomatic engagement than she really is while obscuring her reliable support for military action.

Posted June 2nd, 2016

Trump Wins the Adelson Primary

It tells us a great deal about Trump and the sort of foreign policy we can expect from him in practice that Adelson backs him.

Posted May 5th, 2016

The Importance of Distinguishing Between Clients and Allies

While it may be flattering to these states to call them allies, the term implies that the U.S. is obliged to aid and defend them when the U.S. has no such obligations.

Posted April 13th, 2016

Clinton’s Reliably Bad Foreign Policy

Clinton may be the most consistently hawkish Democratic nominee since Lyndon Johnson.

Posted April 12th, 2016

Cruz’s Reckless Unilateralism on Foreign Policy

When it comes to honoring important agreements that the U.S. made with allied governments, Cruz couldn’t care less about their views or interests.

Posted March 24th, 2016

The Candidates Pander at AIPAC

Cruz and Trump put on the typical pandering display one expects from candidates at AIPAC.

Posted March 22nd, 2016

How Trump Won Florida

Trump’s Florida victory was the most impressive and comprehensive of the night.

Posted March 15th, 2016

Trump, Rubio, and Israel-Palestine

Trump is at least paying lip service to the idea that securing a peace settlement requires some pretense of even-handedness.

Posted February 24th, 2016

Should Realists Support Trump?

There are many reasons why realists wouldn’t want to get behind Trump.

Posted February 1st, 2016

The Republican SOTU Response

One thing that Haley unfortunately had in common with Trump and Cruz is opposition to the nuclear deal with Iran.

Posted January 13th, 2016

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Why the U.S. spies on Netanyahu. Philip Giraldi comments on the recent …

Posted January 1st, 2016

The Hawks Who Cried “Existential Threat”

Describing something as an “existential threat” is the worst and most irresponsible kind of threat inflation.

Posted December 10th, 2015