Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Newt Gingrich”

The Despicable Hawkish Embrace of the MEK

This not only whitewashes a despicable organization that has the blood of Americans and Iranians on its hands, but it is an insult to genuine Iranian political reformers and dissidents.

Posted July 1st, 2018

The Trump Administration’s MEK Fan Club

The fact that some of the president’s top advisers and allies back the MEK just confirms that this administration has nothing but contempt for the Iranian people.

Posted June 28th, 2018

The Saudi Embrace of the MEK

Riyadh is either directly supporting the group or wants everyone to think that they are.

Posted July 3rd, 2017

The ‘Titanic Shift’ in U.S. Foreign Policy That Wasn’t

The U.S. has long allowed itself to be played for a sucker by its regional clients, but Trump has proven to be the biggest mark of all.

Posted May 25th, 2017

What Will a Trump Foreign Policy Look Like?

A Trump foreign policy will probably be highly unilateralist, preoccupied with terrorism and Iran, and fixated mostly on the Middle East.

Posted November 9th, 2016

Explaining My 2016 Vote

It is usually not very hard to find reasons not to vote for the major party candidates, but the 2016 election has made it much easier than normal.

Posted November 7th, 2016

Reports: Pence Will Be Trump’s VP Choice

Choosing Pence will be the most conventional and un-Trump-like move that the nominee has made all year.

Posted July 14th, 2016

Gingrich and the MEK

Support for the MEK coveys nothing but contempt and hatred for the people of Iran.

Posted July 9th, 2016

Trump’s VP Choices

Gingrich’s MEK boosterism should be disqualifying all by itself.

Posted July 1st, 2016

Brooks, “Energetic” Government, and the Whigs

Robert Merry tries to make sense of David Brooks’ celebration of the …

Posted February 5th, 2014

Gingrich’s “Change of Heart” on Foreign Policy

Jacob Heilbrunn comments on Newt Gingrich’s skeptical statements the wisdom of the …

Posted August 5th, 2013

What Sanford’s Victory Doesn’t Mean

Jennifer Rubin has come up with an unusual interpretation of what Mark …

Posted April 4th, 2013

The Gingrich-Santorum “Unity Ticket” That Wasn’t

Joshua Green reports that Santorum and Gingrich were negotiating to form a …

Posted March 22nd, 2013

How Much Have Republicans Learned from the Iraq Debacle?

I like most of Tim Carney’s column on Republicans and the Iraq …

Posted March 20th, 2013

Continuing to Get the 2012 Election Wrong

Steve Kornacki interviews Newt Gingrich, who demonstrates some awareness of the distorting …

Posted March 4th, 2013

The MEK Still Has Not Changed

Nicole Gibson notices that the columnist Clarence Page also spoke at the …

Posted July 3rd, 2012

Gingrich the Historian Strikes Again

Max Fisher recounts Gingrich’s recent attendance at an MEK event in Paris: …

Posted July 2nd, 2012