Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Qatar”

The Qatar Crisis, the War on Yemen, and the Hollow ‘Rules-Based Order’

Because it is a U.S.-backed war waged by our clients, the war on Yemen isn’t held to the same–or indeed any–standard that many cheerleaders for the “rules-based order” apply elsewhere.

Posted July 25th, 2017

Trump’s First Foreign Trip and the Qatar Crisis

The Saudi leg was considered to be the most successful part of Trump’s first trip abroad as president, and two months later we can see that it was actually a destabilizing and embarrassing episode.

Posted July 21st, 2017

Report: UAE Responsible for the Qatar Hacks

If this latest report is accurate, it would fit with what we know about the crisis.

Posted July 17th, 2017

The Confused U.S. Response to the Qatar Crisis

The problem may be that Trump doesn’t understand that he is undermining and contradicting his own officials.

Posted July 14th, 2017

The Qatar Crisis and Tillerson’s Failed Shuttle Diplomacy

The administration’s wholehearted embrace of the Saudis in Riyadh will continue to cause the U.S. and the region more problems like this one.

Posted July 14th, 2017

Corker: Saudi Support for Terrorism ‘Dwarfs’ Qatar’s

Instead of choosing sides in a feud among client states, the U.S. should be rethinking its ties with all of them.

Posted July 13th, 2017

The Qatar Crisis and Saudi Incompetence

The Saudi-led bloc made many mistakes common among hard-liners everywhere.

Posted July 12th, 2017

The Qatar Crisis Continues to Drag On

The crisis seems likely to drag on for a long time unless the U.S. can find a way to pressure its reckless clients into acknowledging failure and accepting a compromise.

Posted July 12th, 2017

The Qatar Crisis and Trump’s ‘No Daylight’ Approach

The Qatar crisis is just the latest piece of evidence that this approach yields nothing but more instability and irresponsible client behavior.

Posted July 10th, 2017

The Qatar Crisis Drags On

The Saudis and their allies miscalculated badly when they launched this punitive campaign.

Posted July 5th, 2017

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

We are already at war in Syria. Philip Giraldi describes and criticizes …

Posted June 30th, 2017

Trump, MBS, and the Noxious Saudi Relationship

The kingdom has become a regional menace and a major liability to the U.S.

Posted June 30th, 2017

The Qatar Crisis and the Trump Administration’s Foreign Policy Dysfunction

The rift between Tillerson and Trump on this issue has been impossible to miss.

Posted June 27th, 2017

Qatar Rejects the Saudi-led Bloc’s Absurd Demands

We are going to find out how far the Saudis and their allies are prepared to take their rivalry with their neighbor.

Posted June 26th, 2017

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