Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “France”

The Stupidity of Trying to ‘Rewrite’ the Nuclear Deal

“Rewriting” the requirements of an agreement made in good faith is a dishonest and treacherous way to deal with other governments.

Posted April 27th, 2018

Macron Isn’t Saving the Nuclear Deal

Macron is just rewarding Trump’s bad behavior by trying to cater to his unreasonable demands.

Posted April 25th, 2018

Iran Has No Interest in a ‘New Deal’

The nuclear deal with Iran doesn’t need to be “fixed” or built upon or “enlarged.”

Posted April 25th, 2018

The Fantasy of a ‘New Deal’ with Iran

Macron is proposing that Iran will somehow give up more under less international pressure and will make concessions on a range of issues that Iran doesn’t even consider to be up for discussion.

Posted April 24th, 2018

Don’t Fall for the Chemical Weapons Convention Justification

The U.S. and its allies claim international law for Friday’s Syria attack.

Posted April 14th, 2018

Trump Tramples on the Constitution, Again

There is no outcome that justifies the risks and law-breaking that this Syria attack involves.

Posted April 13th, 2018

The War on Yemen and the Failure of the U.N.

The Security Council has remained so shamefully silent because several of the permanent members are deeply complicit in the wrecking and starving of Yemen.

Posted February 21st, 2018

Trump’s Bullying of Our Allies on the Nuclear Deal Won’t Succeed

Our allies see no reason to “fix” something that isn’t broken.

Posted January 25th, 2018

Iran Hawks Can’t Stop Lying About the Nuclear Deal

Our government is risking harm to our relations with allies by lying about the nuclear deal.

Posted October 19th, 2017

The Baffling Inclusion of Chad in the Travel Ban

U.S. diplomats in Chad are still trying to figure out why this happened, but they are understandably having difficulty making sense of an absurd decision.

Posted September 27th, 2017

The Folly of Reneging on the Nuclear Deal

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

Posted September 26th, 2017

The Pitfalls of Sanctions

Our allies understandably resent having their companies punished for the behavior of another government and reasonably object to being dictated to by Washington.

Posted July 31st, 2017

‘The Mistakes of the Middle Ages’

The worst, most destructive confessional wars in European history did not take place in “the Middle Ages.”

Posted May 10th, 2017

Macron’s Empty Victory

The striking thing about Macron’s landslide win is how little genuine enthusiasm there is for him or his agenda.

Posted May 8th, 2017

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Saudi Arabia’s assault on Yemen will cause mass starvation. Peter Salisbury reviews …

Posted May 5th, 2017

Victory for The Discredited Status Quo in France

Macron’s agenda is mostly the continuation of the same policies that have generated enormous contempt for France’s political class

Posted April 24th, 2017

Obama’s Misguided Indulgence of U.S. Client States

Obama has gone out of his way to try to placate and indulge them even when they behave appallingly.

Posted January 3rd, 2017