Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Israel”

Trump’s Latest Cynical ‘Pro-Israel’ Pandering

Of course, no terrible Trump foreign policy idea would be complete without the utterly cynical political motivation for bringing it up now.

Posted September 14th, 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

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

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

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

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Under sanctions, Iran’s regional influence grows. Kenneth Katzman makes the case that …

Posted July 26th, 2019

The U.S. Must Stop Indulging Reckless Clients

The supposed “Jacksonian” nationalist angry at how America has been ripped off by everyone suddenly turns sycophantic when it comes to handing out gifts to Israel, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE.

Posted July 26th, 2019

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