Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “UAE”

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

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 Week’s Most Interesting Reads

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

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 Week’s Most Interesting Reads

U.S. questions detainees in Yemen prisons rife with torture. The AP reports …

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 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 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