Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Egypt”

The Many Hawkish Abuses of the Monroe Doctrine

The Monroe Doctrine is one of the most frequently misunderstood and misrepresented aspects of the history of U.S. foreign policy.

Posted March 3rd, 2019

The ‘Springtime for Strongmen’ and the Myth of Retrenchment

Kagan is eager to tie the fortunes of liberal democracy around the world to the extent of U.S. involvement abroad, but the former doesn’t actually depend on the latter.

Posted January 23rd, 2019

What Is the Point of Pompeo’s Cairo Speech?

Pompeo won’t admit it in his speech, but the current U.S. role in the region is a destabilizing one that involves aiding and abetting war crimes and helping to cause mass starvation.

Posted December 19th, 2018

Pompeo’s Mendacious Pro-Saudi Propaganda

Pompeo’s latest apologia on behalf of Saudi Arabia should be dismissed as the mendacious piece of propaganda that it clearly is.

Posted November 27th, 2018

Go Not Abroad In Search of Monsters to Arm

We still shouldn’t go searching for monsters to destroy, but a more immediate concern should be that we stop arming and supporting monsters as they wreak havoc on their neighbors and their own people.

Posted November 23rd, 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

Trump’s Terrible ‘Arab NATO’ Idea Won’t Go Away

An anti-Iranian alliance would not stabilize the region, but would more likely become a vehicle for more destructive meddling in the affairs of other states.

Posted October 2nd, 2018

Trump’s Misguided Embrace of the Sisi Dictatorship

There is no excuse for the continued indulgence of the Sisi dictatorship by our government.

Posted September 9th, 2018

The Failed Saudi War on Yemen

The war on Yemen has completely failed to achieve any of its goals.

Posted July 30th, 2018

‘Arab NATO’: A Terrible Idea That Won’t Die

Creating a new alliance would mean adding even more burdens when we need to reduce them, and it would further ensnare us in the rivalries of a region that matters very little to U.S. security.

Posted July 30th, 2018

Our Useless Clients and Trump’s Misguided Plan for Syria

It would be a terrible mistake to invite these governments to occupy Syrian territory in any case.

Posted April 28th, 2018

Trump’s Misguided Plan for ‘Stabilizing’ Syria

The U.S. should remove its forces from Syria as quickly as possible, but it is fanciful to think that regional clients are going to put up the soldiers and funding to replace them.

Posted April 16th, 2018

A ‘Stomach-Churning’ Recipe for Endless War

Cook would have the U.S. engage in multiple unnecessary wars for the sake of keeping bad clients happy and out of Moscow’s orbit, but the clients simply aren’t worth that much to the U.S.

Posted March 19th, 2018

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

In defense of nothing. Jeremy and Shapiro use the administration’s decision to …

Posted December 22nd, 2017

It’s Time to Downgrade the U.S. Relationship with Egypt

There is no good reason for the U.S. to continue indulging an abusive dictatorship that does so little to advance U.S. interests.

Posted December 18th, 2017

Pence’s Misguided Mideast Trip

The vice president is one of the most ardent “pro-Israel” hawks in his party, so sending him to this part of the world right now is akin to pouring salt on a fresh wound

Posted December 12th, 2017

The Qatar Crisis and the Folly of Taking Sides

The U.S. shouldn’t have taken any side in this dispute.

Posted September 11th, 2017