Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “MESA”

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