Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Qatar”

The WSJ’s Embarrassing Adoration for MBS

MBS’ short, lousy foreign policy record tells us we should expect more bad judgment and reckless behavior from the Saudis

Posted June 23rd, 2017

The Qatar Crisis and the Absurd Saudi Ultimatum

No government with any self-respect would submit to these demands.

Posted June 23rd, 2017

The Qatar Crisis and the Incoherent U.S. Response

Trump’s enthusiastic embrace of the Saudis and their allies allows our reckless clients to ignore criticism from the State Department.

Posted June 21st, 2017

The Qatar Crisis and Trump’s Dangerous Embrace of the Saudis

Trump is putting the U.S. fully on one side of an internecine quarrel in which none of the governments involved deserves our support.

Posted June 9th, 2017

Tillerson Scrambles to Undo Trump’s Qatar Blunder

Having given the Saudis et al. the greenest of green lights beforehand, the Trump administration now appears unprepared and out of their depth.

Posted June 9th, 2017

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Theresa May’s strategy explodes in her face. Michael Brendan Dougherty considers the …

Posted June 9th, 2017

IRGC Blames the Tehran Attacks on the Saudis

The IRGC’s accusation puts Iran and Saudi Arabia on a perilous path.

Posted June 7th, 2017

The Qatar Crisis

Turkish and Iranian support for Qatar raises the prospect of a prolonged standoff with increasing risks for all parties.

Posted June 7th, 2017

Trump’s Dangerous and Misguided Embrace of the Saudis

Trump’s full embrace of the Saudis has just encouraged them to be more aggressive and irresponsible, which is what usually happens when the U.S. indulges its reckless clients.

Posted June 6th, 2017

Trump’s Qatar Blunder

Trump is so eager to claim that his visit was a success that he is trying to take credit for an avoidable and potentially dangerous regional crisis.

Posted June 6th, 2017

The Dangers of Indulging Reckless Clients

The Saudis and their allies think they have a green light from Washington to do as they like without any consequences.

Posted June 5th, 2017

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

After Trump’s visit, a feud breaks out among the Gulf states. Frida …

Posted June 2nd, 2017

Biden’s Gaffe and Obama’s “Broad Coalition”

There was a time not that long ago when Biden was boasting of the role that the Turks, Saudis, and others played in supporting anti-Assad forces.

Posted October 7th, 2014

McCain’s Horrible Foreign Policy Judgment

Michael Hirsh ponders whether McCain might be right about a foreign policy …

Posted June 30th, 2014

Condi Rice and Interventionist Remedies That Cure Nothing

Condoleeza Rice misses something important: Karl Marx once called on workers of …

Posted November 26th, 2012

Interventionist Remedies That Cure Nothing, Syria Edition

The Financial Times calls for Western military support for the Syrian opposition. …

Posted October 22nd, 2012

Questions Obama Should Have to Answer, But Won’t Be Asked

Bob Schieffer will be moderating the debate tonight, and he has already …

Posted October 22nd, 2012