Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Donald Trump”

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

How the Trump administration’s Venezuela policy just doesn’t add up. Cynthia Arnson …

Posted August 23rd, 2019

What North Korea’s Anti-Pompeo Invective Means

They are running out of patience, and the Trump administration is running out of time. The problem is that only one side seems to be aware that time is running out.

Posted August 23rd, 2019

Trump’s Immoral Iran Policy

There isn’t any concern that innocent Iranians are being ground under the wheel of sanctions because inflicting collective punishment is exactly what they want to do.

Posted August 22nd, 2019

Trump Doesn’t Know How to Negotiate

The greatest trick that Trump pulled on Americans was to make many of them believe that he understood how to negotiate when he has never been any good at it.

Posted August 22nd, 2019

What Happened to Putting Americans First?

It isn’t possible to put America first when the president is determined to take the side of a foreign government over our own citizens.

Posted August 21st, 2019

‘Maximum Pressure’ Kills Innocent Iranians

Innocent Iranians are dying for the sake of a cruel and unjustified policy of “maximum pressure” that achieves nothing except to inflict more pain and misery.

Posted August 21st, 2019

Trump’s Risible Greenland Fixation Strikes Again

The entire episode has been an embarrassment for the U.S., but it has been instructive in showing that Trump’s conduct of foreign policy is typified by a complete lack of respect for the rights and interests of others, whether they are allies or not.

Posted August 20th, 2019

Trump’s Disgraceful ‘Disloyalty’ Rhetoric

Trump’s “pro-Israel” posturing and anti-Semitic rhetoric provide a perfect example of what is wrong with how we think about the U.S.-Israel relationship.

Posted August 20th, 2019

Hands Off Greenland

The notion of buying Greenland is ridiculous, and the entire discussion surrounding it as if it were a legitimate possibility is absurd.

Posted August 19th, 2019

Trump’s Foreign Policy: All Coercion, No Diplomacy

Trump’s “diplomacy” is no diplomacy at all, but a series of insults, sanctions, tariffs, and threats that achieve nothing except to cause disruption and pain.

Posted August 19th, 2019

Pompeo the Yes-Man

Unfortunately for the country, that has meant having a wholly unqualified man in charge of representing the U.S. to the world because he happens to know how to stroke the president’s ego.

Posted August 19th, 2019

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Maximum pressure is failing. Nicholas Miller refutes Mike Pompeo’s defense of the …

Posted August 16th, 2019

So Much for Putting Americans First

The president is abusing his power, he is putting these Congresswomen in danger again, and he is siding with a foreign government against fellow Americans.

Posted August 15th, 2019

The Destruction Is the Point

It doesn’t matter to hard-liners if the policy actually achieves anything as long as it does damage.

Posted August 15th, 2019

Israel Bars Tlaib and Omar from Entry

Barring U.S. members of Congress from visiting Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories is an insult to the Congress and to the U.S.

Posted August 15th, 2019

Time Is Almost Up for Trump on North Korea

As long as the administration is committed to thinking of talks with North Korea as an all-or-nothing proposition, they will be left with nothing and North Korea will continue expanding its arsenal.

Posted August 14th, 2019

How Sanctions Kill Iranians

It is no exaggeration to say that U.S. sanctions kill Iranians, and they impoverish the people that they don’t kill.

Posted August 14th, 2019