Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Israel”

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

There Should Always Be ‘Daylight’ Between the U.S. and Our Clients

A “no daylight” standard in relations with other states is never desirable.

Posted November 7th, 2017

The Stupidity of Netanyahu’s ‘Fix It or Nix It’ Complaint

There is no “fix” available that Iran would accept, and so insisting on “fixing” the deal is much the same as calling for abandoning it.

Posted September 20th, 2017

McMaster Cleans House

The less influence Flynn appointees have on our foreign policy, the better it is for the country.

Posted August 3rd, 2017

The Disgraceful ‘Anti-Boycott Act’

It is deranged to try to criminalize protected political speech and association.

Posted July 19th, 2017

The Sources of Our Meddlesome Foreign Policy

There isn’t a good or compelling reason why the U.S. has been meddling in Syria’s conflict.

Posted June 20th, 2017

Trump’s Failure on His First First Foreign Trip

Trump returned with little to show for his time abroad and damaged a few important relationships in the process.

Posted May 30th, 2017

A Strained Trump-McMaster Relationship

If McMaster is being cut out of high-level meetings with foreign leaders this early on in Trump’s presidency, it will be impossible for him to do his job effectively

Posted May 25th, 2017

Trump’s First Foreign Trip

Trump’s visits to Saudi Arabia and Israel will be seen as a stamp of approval of two clients’ destructive policies that U.S. support helps make possible.

Posted May 8th, 2017