Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Green movement”

The Hawkish Uses and Abuses of the Green Movement in Iran

Gerson is recycling a set of talking points about the Green movement that was discredited years ago.

Posted August 7th, 2015

The Nuclear Deal and the Iranian Opposition

Iran hawks are suddenly indifferent to the preferences of the opposition and the people that they otherwise use as props when it serves their argument.

Posted July 20th, 2015

Perry and Hawkish Illusions of Control

The last thing that the U.S. needs is to have a president with an exaggerated belief in the ability of the U.S. to “shape” the politics of other nations.

Posted June 23rd, 2015

Jeb Bush and Regime Change

Bush seems to think the U.S. should have been actively involved in trying to subvert and overthrow the Iranian government.

Posted April 20th, 2015

Why We Shouldn’t Call Hong Kong Protests a Revolution

It makes the mistake of feeding the paranoia and alarmism of the regime that the protesters are facing.

Posted October 6th, 2014

Thoughtless Rhetoric and Foreign Crises

Josh Rogin reports on Bob Corker’s unhappiness with administration policy on Ukraine: …

Posted April 22nd, 2014

USAID’s Cuba Folly

Matt Ford places USAID’s ridiculous attempt to subvert the Cuban government by …

Posted April 4th, 2014

How Hawks Discredit Themselves

Christian Whiton makes a number of fault claims in this article on …

Posted October 18th, 2013

Obama and the Urge to Meddle in Foreign Conflicts

The Economist’s Lexington gets something very wrong: Mr Obama is not in …

Posted August 22nd, 2013

The Hawkish Need to Take Sides

Ross Douthat discusses why some interventionists are so vehemently pro-military in Egypt. …

Posted August 21st, 2013

Why Hard-liners Recycle Myths About the Green Movement in Iran

Jennifer Rubin must think that Obama has done a very good job …

Posted July 22nd, 2013

Hawks Continue to Misunderstand and Misrepresent the Green Movement

No Victor Davis Hanson column on foreign policy would be complete without …

Posted July 16th, 2013

Obama’s Careless Rhetoric

Walter Russell Mead thinks Obama misunderstands “what rhetoric is and what it …

Posted July 10th, 2013

Obama Still Isn’t a Realist

Jonah Goldberg’s understanding of realism is deficient: During a crisis, the temptation …

Posted July 9th, 2013

When “Thinking Strategically” Means Not Thinking At All

Thank goodness Karl Rove has no influence in the White House any …

Posted May 9th, 2013

The Green Movement Wasn’t an Insurrection

Here is a quick reminder of why no one should listen to …

Posted April 17th, 2013

We Have No “Rooting” Interest in Iranian Elections

Jonathan Tobin projects the failings of Iran hawks onto others: Like the …

Posted April 4th, 2013