Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “MESA”

Egypt Abandons the So-Called ‘Arab NATO’

Sisi’s rebuff of one of the administration’s biggest initiatives is another administration failure and the latest proof that most regional states have no appetite for greater hostility towards Iran.

Posted April 10th, 2019

Good Riddance to ‘Arab NATO’

Like every other part of the Trump administration’s anti-Iranian “strategy,” the attempt to create an explicitly anti-Iranian security organization has flopped due to lack of interest.

Posted February 19th, 2019

The Interminable Qatar Crisis

Zinni was given a hopeless assignment.

Posted January 8th, 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

‘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