Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Iran”

Haley’s Stunt and the War on Yemen

Haley’s stunt is a lame bid to try to make people forget that our clients are committing crimes against humanity with our government’s assistance.

Posted December 14th, 2017

The Iran Obsession Is Getting Worse

It is the height of hubris to imagine that the U.S. is in a position “not to allow” Iran to have a presence in Syria.

Posted December 13th, 2017

Trump Is Still Determined to Renege on the Nuclear Deal

Trump has made it clear many times that he intends to scrap the deal, and in a few weeks we have to assume that he is going to do just that.

Posted December 12th, 2017

Trump’s Foreign Policy Failings

All of these failings bode very ill for U.S. foreign policy in the coming year.

Posted December 12th, 2017

Tom Cotton, Perpetual Warmonger

Cotton has no problem with starting illegal wars.

Posted December 9th, 2017

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Would “Rexit” mean the first step towards war with Iran? Robert Merry …

Posted December 1st, 2017

Making Trump’s Bad Foreign Policy Even Worse

If Trump approves the plan to move Pompeo to State and appoint Cotton to run the CIA, U.S. foreign policy will get substantially worse than it was in his first year.

Posted November 30th, 2017

Trump’s Mission Creep in Syria

Keeping U.S. forces in Syria for years to come is the very definition of mission creep.

Posted November 29th, 2017

Trump’s Unrealistic Foreign Policy

The rhetoric and rationalizations may be different under Trump, but the overconfidence in American power hasn’t changed.

Posted November 28th, 2017

The Iran Obsession Has Been a Boon for Iranian Hard-liners

If the administration continues its belligerent rhetoric and confrontational policies, it will keep driving Iranians into the arms of their hard-liners.

Posted November 27th, 2017

The IAEA Confirms Iran’s Nuclear Deal Compliance Once Again

For the ninth time in a row, the deal’s opponents have been proved completely wrong.

Posted November 13th, 2017

The Ineptitude of Iran Hawks

Iran hawks in Riyadh blunder into helping their regional rival despite their worst intentions.

Posted November 13th, 2017

Saudi Interference in Lebanon Is Backfiring

The danger in all this is that the Saudis are looking for a pretext to ignite a new conflict, and they are trying to destabilize Lebanon to that end.

Posted November 9th, 2017

Trump’s Anti-Restraint Foreign Policy

One of the more worrisome aspects of Trump’s foreign policy to date has been his tendency to encourage what Barry Posen calls “reckless driving” by U.S. clients.

Posted November 8th, 2017

Trump’s North Korea Policy Is Divorced from Reality

The administration remains committed to pursuing an impossible goal at the risk of fighting an unnecessary and very costly war.

Posted November 8th, 2017

May’s Dysfunctional and Ridiculous Government

Johnson’s resignation won’t solve all of the problems with May’s dysfunctional government, but it would be a good start.

Posted November 7th, 2017

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Hezbollah is not a threat to America. Sharmine Narwani objects to the …

Posted November 3rd, 2017