Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Iran”

Will’s Unpersuasive Case Against the Nuclear Deal

The “best reason” to reject the deal isn’t even a good reason.

Posted July 30th, 2015

Iran Hawks and Preventive War

The conceit that Iran hawks don’t want war with Iran is an empty one.

Posted July 29th, 2015

Rubio’s Costly, Confrontational Anti-Iranian Policy

Rubio makes no attempt to weigh the costs of this extremely confrontational policy.

Posted July 29th, 2015

Iran Hawks and the Loathing of Diplomacy

If these members of Congress had their way, the U.S. would have walked away without any of the gains from this deal.

Posted July 29th, 2015

No, Kerry Isn’t “Saying Too Much” About the Nuclear Deal

Many of the deal’s critics in the Senate are asking useless questions.

Posted July 28th, 2015

Wieseltier’s Silly Argument Against the Iran Deal

Hawks insist on an impossible goal and then condemn the significant progress that was achieved through compromise.

Posted July 28th, 2015

The GOP and the Nuclear Deal

The GOP is on the wrong side of public opinion on the deal.

Posted July 27th, 2015

Huckabee’s Nuclear Deal Derangement

Huckabee is accusing the administration and supporters of the nuclear deal of abetting a future genocide.

Posted July 27th, 2015

Iran Hawks and the Persistent “Martyr-State” Lie

Voters should understand that candidates that promote the “martyr-state” myth are seeking to deceive them.

Posted July 27th, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Faith in diplomacy. Gracy Olmstead reviews the career and foreign policy views …

Posted July 24th, 2015

Walker and the Trust of Allies

Walker has a fanciful view of how alliance management works.

Posted July 24th, 2015

Iran Hawks and the Iraq War

Iran hawks are most confident about Iran’s “march of conquest” when it isn’t happening, and they were heedless of Iranian gains when they were most likely to occur.

Posted July 23rd, 2015

The Nuclear Deal and Iranian Dissidents

Most Iranian dissidents welcome the deal.

Posted July 23rd, 2015

Romney’s Nonsense on Iran

Romney’s op-ed is also a reminder of the shoddy, half-baked foreign policy arguments that he made as a candidate.

Posted July 23rd, 2015

Paul Endorses Military Action Against Iran

Paul is endorsing preventive–and therefore unnecessary–war as an acceptable and appropriate policy.

Posted July 22nd, 2015

Friedman’s Terrible Iran Idea

Friedman is still intent on making preventive war seem acceptable.

Posted July 22nd, 2015

The GOP 2016 Field: And Then There Were Sixteen

The candidates should have more incentives to break with party orthodoxy more often in such a large field, but the opposite has been happening.

Posted July 21st, 2015