Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Iran”

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The folly of expanding draft registration. John Allen Gay sees no reason …

Posted February 12th, 2016

A “No-Fly Zone” in Syria Is Still Insane

A “no-fly zone” would first require the U.S. to destroy Syrian and Russian air defenses, putting us at war with both states.

Posted February 9th, 2016

Foreign Policy and the Democratic Debate

Clinton may be able to give a more fleshed-out debate answer, but we also know that she is more likely to get the U.S. involved in unnecessary wars than her rival.

Posted February 5th, 2016

Trump’s Foreign Policy

Trump isn’t a realist.

Posted February 3rd, 2016

Should Realists Support Trump?

There are many reasons why realists wouldn’t want to get behind Trump.

Posted February 1st, 2016

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The presidential campaign is ISIS’ latest victim. Michael Cohen shows how constant …

Posted January 29th, 2016

Clinton’s “Non-Intervention” Pandering

Clinton is misleading her voters and trying to distract attention from her real foreign policy record.

Posted January 27th, 2016

Inflating the “Iranian Threat”

Now that Iranian influence is waning Iran hawks are sounding the alarm over an Iranian “empire” that doesn’t exist.

Posted January 22nd, 2016

Trump’s Yemen Babble

Trump is making it that much easier for the Obama administration to avoid criticism and accountability for enabling the war on Yemen.

Posted January 21st, 2016

Kasich’s Misguided Foreign Policy

His campaign style creates the impression that Kasich is a more responsible and sober politician than his competitors, but his foreign policy is anything but that.

Posted January 20th, 2016

Rubio’s Iran Tantrum and the Hawkish Loathing of Diplomacy

It takes special determination to be as comprehensively wrong about something as Rubio has been about diplomacy with Iran over the last few years.

Posted January 18th, 2016

The Nuclear Deal and the Freed Prisoners

It is a testament to the value of the diplomatic channels created over the last two years that these Americans have now been freed.

Posted January 18th, 2016

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Unmaking England. Benjamin Schwarz considers the effects of the last twenty years …

Posted January 15th, 2016

The Republican SOTU Response

One thing that Haley unfortunately had in common with Trump and Cruz is opposition to the nuclear deal with Iran.

Posted January 13th, 2016

Foreign Policy and Obama’s Last SOTU

Obama has made it clear that it doesn’t really matter to him whether Congress ever votes on an authorization for the war on ISIS.

Posted January 13th, 2016

The Nuclear Deal and the Ten Sailors

The episode was resolved as quickly and peacefully as it was because of the direct channels of communication created by the diplomatic exchanges over the nuclear issue.

Posted January 13th, 2016

Obama’s Last SOTU

This is one of Obama’s last opportunities to define how he wants his presidency to be remembered.

Posted January 12th, 2016