Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Israel”

The ‘Peace Plan’ Is an Insulting Sham

The administration’s treatment of Palestinians consists of piling multiple insults on top of numerous injuries.

Posted May 21st, 2019

Trump’s Failed and Costly Iran Policy

We can’t make sense of Trump’s relentless hostility to Iran and its people unless we remember to take his extreme bias in favor of these regional clients into account.

Posted May 19th, 2019

Pompeo’s Golan Heights Nonsense

Pompeo and Friedman’s op-ed supporting the administration’s support of flouting international law is a joke.

Posted May 15th, 2019

The Fanatic Running Trump’s Foreign Policy

Bolton’s critics were right to be alarmed when Trump appointed him, and I fear that many of us are not worried enough about where U.S. foreign policy is headed over the next two years.

Posted April 29th, 2019

There Is No ‘Trump Doctrine’

There is a hodgepodge of competing influences and factions in the Trump administration.

Posted April 23rd, 2019

The Fanaticism of Nuclear Deal Opponents

An agreement that prevents Iran from building nuclear weapons cannot be a threat to anyone except the warmongers that seek to use the nuclear issue as a pretext for conflict.

Posted April 16th, 2019

What Will Happen to the U.S.-Israel Relationship?

The lopsided U.S.-Israel relationship is going to continue because virtually no one in Congress or the White House is willing to change it.

Posted April 10th, 2019

Trump’s Irresponsible IRGC Decision

U.S. designation of a branch of Iran’s military as terrorists is an obvious gift to Iranian hard-liners.

Posted April 8th, 2019

‘Self-Defense’ Doesn’t Legitimize Illegal Annexation

If we start to make exceptions to that rule, the rule will very quickly fall apart and many states will conclude that they can get away with seizing territory from their neighbors.

Posted April 1st, 2019

Trump’s Golan Heights Decision Is the Denial of Reality

The excuse that the president merely “recognized reality” is as insulting as it is false.

Posted March 24th, 2019

Endorsing Illegal Annexation and the ‘Rules-Based Order’

Trump’s decision confirms in the eyes of every other state that our government only claims to care about a “rules-based order” when it can be used to target certain regimes for punishment.

Posted March 21st, 2019

Trump Puts America Last

Once again, Trump has put narrow political ambitions and the interests of a foreign government ahead of the interests of the United States.

Posted March 21st, 2019

Trump’s Terrible Golan Heights Recognition Decision

Recognizing Israeli sovereignty over land that it seized during a war the U.S. is sending a potentially very dangerous message to governments all around the world.

Posted March 21st, 2019

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