Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Donald Trump”

The Relationship with Saudi Arabia No Longer Serves U.S. Interests

This so-called “alliance” is bringing the U.S. nothing but problems, grief, and liabilities, and it yields hardly any discernible benefits.

Posted October 15th, 2018

The Cost of Enabling Reckless Clients

Enabling reckless clients implicates our government in their wrongdoing, and it puts the U.S. in the absurd position of covering for behavior that has already damaged America’s reputation and harmed our interests.

Posted October 14th, 2018

Arms Sales and Trump’s ‘Saudi First’ Foreign Policy

An administration conducting a foreign policy that genuinely prioritized American interests would not keep sucking up to and covering for Saudi crimes.

Posted October 14th, 2018

The Overdue Backlash Against Saudi Arabia Has Started

There has already been a significant response from members of Congress to reports of the Saudi government’s murder of Jamal Khashoggi.

Posted October 10th, 2018

Haley’s Poor Record at the U.N.

Haley didn’t have a good grasp of substance, and instead relied on talking points to a fault.

Posted October 10th, 2018

The Saudis Have to Answer for Their Latest Heinous Crime

These reports tell us about a cold, calculated hit that was carried out against a relatively mild critic of the Saudi government’s policies.

Posted October 9th, 2018

Report: Nikki Haley Is Resigning

Haley’s tenure as U.N. ambassador was fairly brief and not very successful.

Posted October 9th, 2018

The Exceptionally Weak Case for Supporting the War on Yemen

Critics of U.S. involvement focus on the part of the war that our government makes possible and therefore has the ability to stop.

Posted October 9th, 2018

Another Feeble Trump Administration Response to Saudi Crimes

The messages coming from the Trump administration are scarcely better than boilerplate statements, and it shows that the administration has no interest in criticizing the Saudi government or in holding them accountable for their crime.

Posted October 8th, 2018

Trump’s Unrealistic Iran Policy

Pursuing unrealistic, maximalist goals is one of the recurring themes in this administration’s foreign policy.

Posted October 8th, 2018

End the Noxious U.S.-Saudi Relationship

As the latest in a string of outrages and crimes, the murder of Khashoggi should force a serious reassessment of the current relationship that the U.S. has with Riyadh.

Posted October 8th, 2018

The Murder of Jamal Khashoggi

The Saudi government should pay a steep price for this latest outrage.

Posted October 6th, 2018

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Tougher U.S. sanctions will enrich the IRGC. Esfandyar Batmanghelidj explains how reimposed …

Posted October 5th, 2018

The Cruelty and Stupidity of Iran Sanctions

Sanctions are strangling ordinary Iranians while it makes the hard-liners rich.

Posted October 5th, 2018

‘Maximum Pressure’ Is a Dead End

Our government demands things that are politically impossible for any self-respecting government to agree to, and then sets out to punish the other side when it refuses to meet Washington’s absurd expectations.

Posted October 4th, 2018

The Trump Administration’s ICJ Tantrum

Iran has one more reason not to negotiate with the U.S. now, and once again the administration has shown that it will abrogate any agreement with Iran for the most trivial of reasons.

Posted October 3rd, 2018

North Korea and Public Opinion

The good news is that there is broad opposition to starting a war with North Korea.

Posted October 2nd, 2018