Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Iran”

The Diplomats for Unnecessary War

It is rarely a good sign when diplomats are the ones pushing for military action.

Posted June 17th, 2016

The House GOP’s Stale Foreign Policy Agenda

The House GOP document is consistent with the party’s complete failure to come to grips with its major foreign policy failures over at least the last fifteen years.

Posted June 13th, 2016

Clinton Can’t Hide Her Hawkishness

Clinton’s foreign policy speech in San Diego was not remotely dovish.

Posted June 8th, 2016

Clinton’s San Diego Speech on Trump and Foreign Policy

Clinton presented herself as much more of a supporter of diplomatic engagement than she really is while obscuring her reliable support for military action.

Posted June 2nd, 2016

A Trump-Corker Ticket?

On foreign policy, Corker has a mostly bad record.

Posted May 24th, 2016

Saudi Distortions and the War on Yemen

So many of the reports on the Saudi-led intervention have accepted the Saudis’ self-serving, dishonest framing of the conflict.

Posted May 23rd, 2016

There Is No Hillary Clinton ‘Doctrine’

What Stacey keeps calling the Clinton “doctrine” is just unfocused meddling in every conflict that comes along.

Posted May 23rd, 2016

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Cameron is in the fight of his life. Philip Johnston comments on …

Posted May 13th, 2016

Down the Rabbit Hole with Samuels

The main problem with Samuels’ defense is that he never addresses the major flaws in the profile.

Posted May 13th, 2016

The Iran Hawks’ Campaign of Deception

There has been a massive campaign of deception perpetrated by one side in this debate over the nuclear deal.

Posted May 11th, 2016

The Rhodes Profile and the Nuclear Deal

Once you realize that the profile’s author is a vocal opponent of the nuclear deal with Iran, many of its weirder elements begin to make a bit more sense.

Posted May 9th, 2016

The Futility of Sanctions

More often than not, imposing sanctions on another state inflicts suffering on the people in the affected country for no good reason.

Posted May 9th, 2016

Trump Wins the Adelson Primary

It tells us a great deal about Trump and the sort of foreign policy we can expect from him in practice that Adelson backs him.

Posted May 5th, 2016

Clinton’s Aggressive Foreign Policy

We have every reason to expect that she will be much more aggressive than Obama.

Posted May 4th, 2016

Trump’s Foreign Policy Speech

Like previous Trump statements on foreign policy, this speech was all over the map.

Posted April 28th, 2016

The High Price of ‘Reassuring’ Despotic Clients

Keeping the Saudis happy isn’t worth the price of enabling war crimes and implicating the U.S. in the senseless devastation and starvation of an entire country.

Posted April 19th, 2016

Ryan the Generic Hawk

Ryan doesn’t give much thought to these issues and falls back on generic statements that don’t commit him to much.

Posted April 18th, 2016