Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Rex Tillerson”

Trump’s Iran Obsession and the Nuclear Deal

Trump hasn’t scrapped the deal yet, but he clearly wants to.

Posted July 22nd, 2017

Tillerson and the Wrecking of the State Department

Tillerson is there to hollow out the State Department and make it as dysfunctional as he can.

Posted July 20th, 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

The Nuclear Deal Saboteurs Are Back

Tillerson should ignore the senators’ letter.

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 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

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

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

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

Foreign Policy Dysfunction in the Trump White House

Trump cuts his top officials out of the loop, makes a decision without their knowledge, and then relies on them to provide him with political cover later on.

Posted June 5th, 2017

McCain’s Warped Morality and U.S. Foreign Policy

There is probably no one less credible to deliver such a rebuke to Tillerson than McCain.

Posted May 8th, 2017

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

How Saudi Arabia tricked American veterans. Kelly Vlahos reports on Saudi lobbying …

Posted April 28th, 2017

The Trump Administration’s Foolish Maximalism on North Korea

The Trump administration is demanding something from North Korea that it will never get.

Posted April 28th, 2017

Tillerson and the State Department ‘Ghost Ship’

The failure to fill these positions at State is going to make the administration’s foreign policy even clumsier and more uninformed than it has to be.

Posted April 27th, 2017

A Pattern of Trump Foreign Policy Malpractice

This is what we can expect when the administration as a whole seems to regard diplomacy with disdain or indifference.

Posted April 25th, 2017