Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Hassan Rouhani”

Trump’s Weird Offer to Meet Rouhani

If this bungled attempt at making contact with Iran is any indication of how the administration thinks diplomacy is supposed to work, things are much worse than we thought.

Posted November 2nd, 2017

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Iran’s choice. Haleh Esfandiari previews Iran’s presidential election. Four things to know …

Posted May 19th, 2017

Our Hard-liners Need Iran’s Hard-liners (II)

A Raisi victory would be a sudden move in the wrong direction.

Posted May 16th, 2017

Our Hard-liners Need Iran’s Hard-liners

It would be better for Iran and the wider region if Rouhani won, if only because it would deprive hawks in Washington and Riyadh of a new excuse for even more aggressive policies.

Posted May 15th, 2017

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The new battle for Afghanistan. Kelley Vlahos reports on the war in …

Posted February 17th, 2017

Iranian Elections and the Nuclear Deal

The results seem to to vindicate the hope that successful negotiation with Iran would strengthen Rouhani’s position inside Iran.

Posted February 29th, 2016

The Nuclear Deal with Iran

The future success of the deal will depend on support and compliance from the next administration.

Posted July 14th, 2015

Iran Hawks and Iranian Propaganda

For some reason, Iran hawks frequently take Iranian propaganda at face value. …

Posted January 14th, 2014

Our Pointless Cuba Policy and The Meaningless Handshake

Uri Friedman reviews some of the reactions to the Obama-Castro handshake, and …

Posted December 10th, 2013

The Deal With Iran

A remarkable first step.

Posted November 25th, 2013

Sharansky’s Foolish Support for Iran Sanctions

Natan Sharansky isn’t making much sense: Is the Free World, led by …

Posted November 18th, 2013

Yes, Rouhani Supports Iran’s Nuclear Program

Jeffrey Goldberg spends a lot of time reviewing old Rouhani statements on …

Posted October 8th, 2013

When Is a Concession Not a Concession?

Michael Doran warns Obama against making Reagan‘s mistakes on Iran: Like Reagan, …

Posted October 3rd, 2013

The Syria Policy That Americans Want

Dan Drezner looks at the same NYT poll and reaches an odd …

Posted September 25th, 2013

Santorum’s Fear of Diplomacy

Rick Santorum makes a hawkish argument against a possible Obama-Rouhani meeting in …

Posted September 24th, 2013

Implications of the Syria Deal for Diplomacy with Iran

Greg Scoblete casts doubt on the idea that the Russian deal on …

Posted September 19th, 2013

Attacking Syria Would Sabotage Rouhani, Not Help Him

In case we forgot why, Dennis Ross reminds all of us why …

Posted September 10th, 2013