Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Rex Tillerson”

Tillerson and the Monroe Doctrine

Tillerson completely failed to anticipate how his remarks would be interpreted by people in the region he was about to visit.

Posted February 5th, 2018

Report: White House Wants More Military Options for North Korea

The truth is that there is no military option against North Korea that comes at an acceptable cost, and a responsible administration would not pretend otherwise.

Posted February 2nd, 2018

The Outrageous Plan to Keep U.S. Troops in Syria Indefinitely

A continued U.S. presence in Syria is both illegal and unwarranted.

Posted January 17th, 2018

Tillerson and the Trump Administration’s Disdain for Diplomacy

Tillerson’s “door to dialogue” doesn’t offer North Korea anything if the condition for dialogue requires North Korea to concede everything in advance.

Posted December 28th, 2017

The Mindless Hawkishness of Arming Ukraine

The U.S. will find itself caught in a fruitless and unnecessary competition with another major power that has far more at stake in the conflict.

Posted December 20th, 2017

Tillerson and Our Hopeless North Korea Policy

Refusing to talk to North Korea doesn’t punish Kim and his regime, but it does deprive us of the best means available to reduce tensions.

Posted December 18th, 2017

North Korea and Trump’s Dysfunctional Foreign Policy

Tillerson has been publicly undermined so many times by the Trump White House that it is safe to assume that the Secretary of State never speaks for the president when he says anything remotely reasonable.

Posted December 13th, 2017

Tillerson’s Reckless Rejection of Deterrence

As long as denuclearization remains the administration’s goal in North Korea, the policy remains as unrealistic as ever.

Posted December 13th, 2017

Tillerson’s Unrealism

Tillerson’s job at this point seems to be reciting administration talking points that have no relationship to the real world.

Posted December 12th, 2017

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The ideologues who wrecked Libya. Matt Purple considers the consequences of the …

Posted December 8th, 2017

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Would “Rexit” mean the first step towards war with Iran? Robert Merry …

Posted December 1st, 2017

Tillerson’s Pathetic Excuse for Gutting the State Department

The Secretary of State is offering a pathetic excuse for gutting his own department that doesn’t hold up under the slightest scrutiny.

Posted November 28th, 2017

Our Bankrupt Approach to North Korea

The U.S. remains wedded to pursuing an unachievable goal through ineffective means.

Posted November 21st, 2017

The Trump Administration’s Contempt for Diplomacy

This administration simply doesn’t value diplomats or diplomacy.

Posted November 8th, 2017

The Trump Administration’s Disdain for Diplomats and Diplomacy

Trying to put an underqualified person in charge of the diplomatic corps underscores how little respect for diplomats and their work this administration has.

Posted November 1st, 2017

The U.S. Needs to Leave Iraq

The U.S. should take the opportunity it has now to disentangle itself from Iraq.

Posted October 31st, 2017

Tillerson Doesn’t Understand What He’s Doing to the State Department

Tillerson seems to be willfully oblivious to the consequences that his mismanagement is having.

Posted October 26th, 2017