Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Donald Trump”

Sessions and the Self-Sabotaging Trump Administration

Other Trump appointees and supporters should take note of all this and get clear of this failing administration before he turns on them next.

Posted July 25th, 2017

Trump’s Iran Obsession and the Nuclear Deal

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

Posted July 22nd, 2017

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Iran and the collision between Trump and reality. Paul Pillar comments on …

Posted July 21st, 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

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

Trump Grudgingly Recertifies the Nuclear Deal

The danger here is that Trump’s instincts are to trash the deal and to deny that Iran is in compliance despite the fact that Tehran has been complying with the agreement from the start.

Posted July 18th, 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 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 Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Why is Haley still Trump’s U.N. ambassador? Phil Giraldi warns against the …

Posted July 7th, 2017

The Qatar Crisis Drags On

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

Posted July 5th, 2017

Trump’s Second Foreign Trip

Even if Trump’s trip goes off without any major screw-ups, the president isn’t going to have much to show for his time in Europe.

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