Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Donald Trump”

The Folly of Reneging on the Nuclear Deal

The U.S. would gain nothing from reneging on the deal.

Posted September 26th, 2017

The Return of the Stupid and Unnecessary Travel Ban

The now-indefinite ban on almost all kinds of travel from Iran is a pointless slap in the face of one of the most pro-American peoples in the world.

Posted September 25th, 2017

Trump, the Anti-Restraint President

Trump is the living embodiment of the opposite of restraint in both his temperament and his policy preferences.

Posted September 22nd, 2017

The Consequences of Trump’s Irresponsible North Korea Rhetoric

If making public threats against North Korea was intended to intimidate Kim, it has failed and could backfire dangerously.

Posted September 22nd, 2017

Trump’s ‘Principled Realism’ Is Neither Principled Nor Realist (II)

An administration “guided by outcomes, not ideology” would have no problem with a deal that successfully restricted Iran’s nuclear program.

Posted September 21st, 2017

Sanders Speaks on Foreign Policy

Sanders spoke directly against U.S. support for the Saudi-led war on Yemen.

Posted September 21st, 2017

Why Trump’s North Korea Threat Matters

The Trump administration is simultaneously exaggerating the threat posed by North Korea while minimizing the very high costs that a war with them would involve.

Posted September 21st, 2017

The U.S. Should Halt Arms Sales to the Saudi-Led Coalition

Washington is more than capable of stopping arms sales to Gulf states when it wants to.

Posted September 21st, 2017

Trump’s Nuclear Deal Folly

The administration is desperate to find an excuse to get rid of the deal, but they aren’t finding one that anyone else takes seriously.

Posted September 21st, 2017

Tillerson’s Bogus Criticism of the Nuclear Deal

Americans should understand that they are being lied to by the administration about what the deal is supposed to do.

Posted September 21st, 2017

Why Iran Hawks (and Trump) Hate the JCPOA

Iran hawks have always judged the JCPOA against an absurdly high standard that no deal could ever meet.

Posted September 20th, 2017

Trump’s Irresponsible North Korea Rhetoric

Trump’s rhetoric suggests that he could be contemplating launching an illegal preventive war.

Posted September 19th, 2017

Trump’s Belligerent U.N. Speech

It was alarming to hear Trump speak in such stark, fanatical terms about international affairs.

Posted September 19th, 2017

Kelly’s Bizarre View of Mexico

The idea that Mexico is on the “verge of collapse” or comparable to Venezuela under Chavez is nonsense.

Posted September 15th, 2017

Trump’s Weakness Revisited

Trump will get rolled in any negotiation he enters into because all that interests him is the appearance of successful deal-making.

Posted September 14th, 2017

Iran Hawks and the Fantasy of a ‘Better’ Deal

Sabotaging the deal and sowing discord are the real goals of Iran hawks.

Posted September 12th, 2017

The Trump Administration’s Iran Obsession

A plan that ties the U.S. more closely to our reckless client states is a deeply flawed and irresponsible one.

Posted September 12th, 2017