Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Israel”

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

Revisiting Rubio’s Exaggerated Reputation on Foreign Policy

Rubio continues to benefit from an unearned reputation for foreign policy savvy.

Posted November 12th, 2015

The Fourth Republican Debate

This was Paul’s best debate by far.

Posted November 11th, 2015

Bush’s Lies About the Nuclear Deal

Everything Bush claims about the nuclear deal is a lie.

Posted November 2nd, 2015

Yemen and “Double Standards”

The lesson from the world’s general indifference to Yemen’s suffering is not to shrug at other abuses.

Posted September 29th, 2015

A Formal Alliance with Israel Is a Terrible Idea

A formal alliance between the U.S. and Israel virtually guarantees that the U.S. will be pulled into many more unnecessary wars in the region.

Posted September 25th, 2015

The Modern GOP and George H.W. Bush’s Internationalism

Republican hawks tend to avoid mentioning the elder Bush’s record primarily because they regard his internationalism as insufficiently aggressive.

Posted August 18th, 2015

Huckabee’s Nuclear Deal Derangement

Huckabee is accusing the administration and supporters of the nuclear deal of abetting a future genocide.

Posted July 27th, 2015