Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Iran”

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Our unrealistic foreign policy. Christopher Preble asks why the public should be …

Posted March 27th, 2015

Bolton and the MEK

Bolton’s embrace of the MEK ought to discredit his views on Iran policy.

Posted March 27th, 2015

Walker and Iran Hawks’ Phony Concern for Nonproliferation

Hawks feign concern about future proliferation while vowing to repudiate an agreement that has a good chance of preventing it.

Posted March 26th, 2015

Israeli Spying and Our Embarrassing Congress

Sen. Kaine can’t bring himself to call spying by its proper name.

Posted March 24th, 2015

Rubio’s Awful “Rollback” Plan for Iran

The costs of a “rollback” policy are always too high even for most of the advocates of “rollback.”

Posted March 24th, 2015

Why Do Some Americans Loathe Diplomacy So Much?

There are some Americans for whom diplomacy is inherently suspect and undesirable.

Posted March 24th, 2015

Bad Client Behavior and U.S.-Israel Relations

The scars left by this latest episode of Israeli espionage could be significant.

Posted March 24th, 2015

Israeli Spying and the Iran Talks

Another reminder that the U.S. and Israel aren’t allies.

Posted March 24th, 2015

Why the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act Should Be Defeated

The bill is clearly written to make it impossible for the U.S. to live up to its end of an agreement with Iran.

Posted March 23rd, 2015

Rand Paul’s Burned Bridges

Paul has burned bridges with many of the antiwar libertarians and conservatives that were once most likely to be on his side.

Posted March 23rd, 2015

Paul’s Unpersuasive Excuse for Signing the Iran Letter

It isn’t good enough to support diplomacy in theory while being maneuvered into doing things aimed at wrecking it in practice.

Posted March 20th, 2015

The Election and the U.S.-Israel Relationship

Under Netanyahu, Israel has gone out of its way to become a vocal antagonist to major U.S. policy goals in the region.

Posted March 18th, 2015

Rubio’s Foreign Policy Confusion Continues

One more reason why Rubio shouldn’t be president.

Posted March 17th, 2015

On the “Courting” of Adversaries and “Friends”

The U.S. shouldn’t need to be continually “courting” its clients.

Posted March 17th, 2015

Attacking Iran Would Be Illegal, But Iran Hawks Still Don’t Care

Iran hawks’ respect for international law vanishes as soon as it becomes an obstacle to U.S. military action.

Posted March 17th, 2015

The Israeli Elections

It is unfortunately all too easy to imagine another Netanyahu government.

Posted March 16th, 2015

Cotton’s Confused Argument About Iranian Influence

Like all the Iran hawks before him, Cotton claims to fear growing Iranian influence while supporting policies that have facilitated its growth.

Posted March 16th, 2015