Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Israel”

U.S. Public Opinion and Israel/Palestine

U.S. policy on Israel and Palestine is wildly at odds with what most Americans claim to want.

Posted December 8th, 2014

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

COIN is a proven failure. Lt. Col. Daniel Davis describes the failure …

Posted December 5th, 2014

Israel’s Early Elections

The next Israeli government seems likely to be even more dominated by hard-line nationalists and pro-settler politicians than the current one.

Posted December 2nd, 2014

How Extension Benefits Foes of a Nuclear Deal

The more time that it takes to reach a deal, the more likely it is that opponents can spoil the negotiations by pushing for new punitive measures.

Posted November 25th, 2014

Wrecking a Deal with Iran Is Dangerous

All parties will be worse off if the saboteurs succeed.

Posted November 24th, 2014

Clinton and Iran

Clinton has a distorted view of what a “bad” deal with Iran would look like, and she is quite sympathetic to Iran hawks’ maximalist demands.

Posted November 12th, 2014

Huckabee 2016: Why?

Another Huckabee campaign doesn’t make much sense at this point.

Posted November 12th, 2014

The Most Overrated Bilateral Relationship in the World

The value of the U.S.-Israel relationship is constantly exaggerated so that we forget that the client state is frequently a liability.

Posted November 10th, 2014

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Captivity among the Syrian rebels. Theo Padnos recounts his experiences of torture …

Posted October 31st, 2014

Cruz’s Demagoguery on Israel and Iran

No one should ever take anything Cruz says on foreign policy (or on anything else) seriously.

Posted October 30th, 2014

The U.S. and Israel: Don’t Call It a Crisis

Pretending that the U.S. has a “special” relationship with one of its clients is a mistake.

Posted October 29th, 2014

Is There a Point to Publicizing U.S.-Israel Tensions?

Obama may want to try causing Netanyahu some political headaches of his own.

Posted October 28th, 2014

Why Israel Won’t Attack Iran (II)

Starting a war against Iran wouldn’t prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons.

Posted October 28th, 2014

The Yaalon Quarrel and U.S.-Israel Relations

Israel has few “friends” to start with, and can hardly afford to antagonize the few that it has.

Posted October 28th, 2014

Recognizing Palestine and the Two-State Solution Mirage

International recognition of Palestine cannot put a “brake” on a peace process that isn’t going anywhere.

Posted October 16th, 2014

The British Vote to Recognize Palestine

The House of Commons vote is a sign that Israel is losing ground among some of its otherwise reliable supporters in the West.

Posted October 14th, 2014

The U.S. and Israel’s Nuclear Arsenal

The U.S. shouldn’t be forcing people working for the government to “keep” a secret that was revealed long ago.

Posted September 26th, 2014