Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Israel”

Getting Diplomacy Wrong

Pompeo’s description of bad diplomacy fits his own tenure as Secretary of State and the Trump administration’s foreign policy record perfectly.

Posted July 22nd, 2019

Pompeo’s Cringe-Worthy CUFI Speech

The disturbing thing is that the Secretary of State thinks it is appropriate to use a distorted reading of Scripture to promote his tedious anti-Iranian propaganda.

Posted July 10th, 2019

Our Increasingly Polarized and Erratic Foreign Policy

Insofar as foreign policy positioning has become a front in the culture war, we should expect polarization on these issues to increase over time and as a result U.S. policies will become ever more erratic.

Posted July 8th, 2019

Pompeo’s Selective ‘Rights Talk’

Pompeo is not in a position to lecture anyone else about misunderstanding human rights.

Posted July 7th, 2019

Buttigieg’s Foreign Policy Address

Opposing Trump on Yemen should be a lay-up for a Democratic presidential candidate, and Buttigieg didn’t even try.

Posted June 11th, 2019

The Pointless Jerusalem ‘Summit’

This meeting in Jerusalem will make for a curious photo op, but it isn’t going to produce anything significant.

Posted June 5th, 2019

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