Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Israel”

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

Israel’s Occupation and Hawkish Delusions

It is a measure of how fanatical “pro-Israel” hawks in the U.S. have become that they condemn others for accurately describing Israel’s role as an occupier.

Posted April 4th, 2017

Israel’s Self-Defeating Law

It will likely prompt more, less-targeted boycotts.

Posted March 8th, 2017

Trump’s Address to Congress

Trump entered office as a wartime president, but he had very little to say about this and said even less about why the U.S. is involved in wars in multiple countries around the globe.

Posted March 1st, 2017

Trump’s Foreign Policy Incoherence

The administration is reliably belligerent, but otherwise it is unreliable.

Posted February 20th, 2017

An Unfortunate Shift in U.S. Policy on Israel and Palestine

This makes the U.S. position even more lopsidedly in favor of Israel than it was before.

Posted February 15th, 2017

A Ridiculous Maneuver at the U.N.

Obsessively “defending” Israel at the U.N. is the only part of the U.S. role there the Trump administration cares about.

Posted February 13th, 2017

The Bogus ‘Credibility’ Argument and Hawkish Whining

“Credibility” arguments are very often nothing more than hawkish whining that they didn’t win the policy argument here at home.

Posted February 1st, 2017

Mismanaging Allies and Indulging Bad Clients

Threatening to punish allies if they don’t always “have our back” suggests that Trump and his officials don’t appreciate how healthy relationships with allies work.

Posted January 27th, 2017

Don’t Move the Embassy to Jerusalem

It gains the U.S. nothing but problems, and whatever symbolic value it has for Israel will quickly be outweighed by the costs.

Posted January 20th, 2017

Haley and UNSCR 2334

Haley’s testimony showed both extreme hawkish “pro-Israel” bias and an almost total misunderstanding of who our real allies are.

Posted January 18th, 2017

Trump’s Hard-liners and Israel

Haley and Trump seem to be of one mind that one of the priorities of U.S. foreign policy should be covering for the illegal behavior of a client state.

Posted January 18th, 2017