Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Israel”

Israel Is Not America’s Ally

Like several other regional clients, Israel has increasingly become a liability for the U.S.

Posted March 8th, 2019

Allegiances and Passionate Attachments

More like “facilitating the illusion of an imaginary common interest in cases where no real common interest exists.”

Posted March 6th, 2019

Netanyahu’s War Talk

Netanyahu seems to be trying to create the illusion of broader regional support for possible escalation against Iran in Syria and Lebanon.

Posted February 13th, 2019

Trump’s Foreign Policy and the 2019 SOTU

The president probably didn’t mean to call attention to how irrational and illegitimate his policies are, but he did.

Posted February 5th, 2019

The Forever War in Syria and the Iran Obsession

The illegal war in Syria seems set to drag on.

Posted January 26th, 2019

‘Wolf Pack of Rogue States’: Another Stupid Hawkish Phrase

The one thing that the five states Pence lists really do have in common is that they are all much weaker states that pose little or no threat to the United States.

Posted January 16th, 2019

The Senate Rejects Rubio’s Attack on Free Speech Again

Rubio’s bill is such a clear violation of the First Amendment that it makes it extremely easy for even the most hawkish Democratic senators to vote against it.

Posted January 15th, 2019

Marco Rubio’s Attack on Free Speech

Members of Congress swear to protect and defend the Constitution, but Rubio would prefer to trash the First Amendment in order to pander to “pro-Israel” hard-liners

Posted January 10th, 2019

Where Is This ‘Post-American Middle East’ You Speak Of?

If this is a “post-American” region, what would one heavily influenced by the U.S. look like?

Posted December 26th, 2018

The Threat to Free Speech from ‘Pro-Israel’ Hawks

No American should have to toe an ideological line created to shield a foreign government from the consequences of its policies.

Posted December 18th, 2018

A Disgraceful Evangelical Meeting with Mohammed bin Salman

Whatever their reasons were, these evangelicals shouldn’t have met with the crown prince, and it is to their enduring discredit that they did.

Posted November 2nd, 2018

Trump’s Record of Failure in the Middle East

It has needlessly escalated conflicts, inflicted collective punishment on tens of millions of people and damaged U.S. interests and our national reputation.

Posted October 18th, 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

Netanyahu’s ‘Nowhere Land’ Blunder

Netanyahu has made a habit of making false and overblown claims about Iran’s nuclear program for decades.

Posted October 1st, 2018

Trump Pushes His Destructive Iran Policy at the U.N.

The reimposition of sanctions not only hurts the Iranian people, but imposes significant costs on the populations of neighboring countries as well.

Posted September 25th, 2018

The Trump Administration’s Insulting and Cruel Policy for Palestine

The policy won’t succeed, but the more important point is that it is a despicable and cruel policy that will cause further hardship for no good reason.

Posted September 10th, 2018

Trump’s Cruel Decision to End UNRWA Funding

The Trump administration is beating up on some of the most vulnerable people in the world for no good reason.

Posted September 1st, 2018