Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Iran”

Why the Iran Obsession Matters

Even if the deal survives, we should still expect a more aggressively anti-Iranian U.S. posture.

Posted December 8th, 2016

The Folly of ‘Renegotiating’ the Nuclear Deal

Attempting to broaden the nuclear deal to include other issues is virtually guaranteed to blow up the existing agreement.

Posted December 7th, 2016

The Iran Obsession

It seems that several of the people who will be responsible for making policy in the next administration share the same obsession with Iran.

Posted December 5th, 2016

Flynn’s Warped Worldview and Iran

Flynn’s preoccupation with Iran has a severe distorting effect on his thinking and his ability to analyze threats.

Posted December 3rd, 2016

The Trouble with Mattis

Mattis’ preoccupation with Iran means that alarmist claims about Iran from other members of the administration aren’t going to be countered by a more realistic view.

Posted December 1st, 2016

Report: Trump Is Choosing Mattis for Secretary of Defense

Mattis is extremely hawkish on Iran, and his selection bodes ill for the future of U.S. policy towards that country.

Posted December 1st, 2016

Flynn’s Dangerous Goal of Regime Change

A war with Iran might not come right away, but if Flynn convinces Trump that regime change should be the goal of our policy it becomes much more likely in the future.

Posted November 30th, 2016

The Hunt for Trump’s Secretary of State Continues

Escalation in Syria is the last thing the U.S. needs to be doing, and it becomes more likely if Petraeus is part of the administration.

Posted November 29th, 2016

Flynn and the War on Yemen

Flynn exaggerates the threat from Iran and imagines a global Iran-centered “alliance” where none exists, so don’t expect him to give good advice on Yemen.

Posted November 28th, 2016

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Flynn has it in for Iran. Jim Lobe reviews some of Michael …

Posted November 25th, 2016

The Dreadful Choice: Romney or Giuliani for Secretary of State?

Whichever one wins this contest, our foreign policy and our interests will be the losers.

Posted November 25th, 2016

The MEK and Its American Fans

Flacking for the MEK demonstrates contempt for and hostility to the people of Iran.

Posted November 23rd, 2016

Flynn and Ledeen’s Imaginary ‘Alliance’

We should have no illusions about the quality of advice Flynn will be giving Trump.

Posted November 23rd, 2016

Mattis, Trump, and Iran

Picking Mattis would continue the pattern of filling top national security posts with people fixated on and hostile to Iran.

Posted November 22nd, 2016

Trump and the War on Yemen

Trump appears to buy into Saudi propaganda about the war on Yemen.

Posted November 22nd, 2016

What Would Being a ‘Normal Nation’ Mean?

If the U.S. were becoming “normal,” we would expect it to stop fighting unnecessary wars on the other side of the world.

Posted November 21st, 2016

Trump’s Hawkish Advisers and Iran

Trump’s advisers seem certain to advise him to do things that not only jeopardize the nuclear deal but also potentially put the U.S. on a collision course with Iran.

Posted November 18th, 2016