Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Iran”

Bolton Would Be a Horrible Choice for National Security Advisor

Appointing him would mean endorsing some of the very worst that the GOP has to offer on foreign policy.

Posted February 20th, 2017

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The new battle for Afghanistan. Kelley Vlahos reports on the war in …

Posted February 17th, 2017

The U.S. Should Have Nothing to Do with an Arab Anti-Iran Coalition

It is likely that this coalition would become a vehicle for launching attacks on neighbors in the name of “opposing” Iranian influence where it is already negligible.

Posted February 15th, 2017

Flynn Resigns

Flynn’s departure is very good news for the country.

Posted February 13th, 2017

The Increasingly Dangerous Iran Obsession

There is increasing danger that the Iran-obsessed Trump administration is looking for ways to turn our shameful policy in Yemen into a pretext for direct conflict with Iran.

Posted February 13th, 2017

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Iran hawks take the White House. Philip Giraldi warns us about Michael …

Posted February 10th, 2017

The Trump Administration’s Iran Obsession and Yemen

The Gulf states are delighted that the president and his officials are buying into their dishonest justification for their war.

Posted February 9th, 2017

The U.S. Can’t and Shouldn’t Label the Muslim Brotherhood as Terrorists

The administration can’t designate the entire group as a terrorist organization without flouting the law.

Posted February 8th, 2017

Pushing Russia to Break with Iran Is Unlikely to Succeed

The U.S. should pursue improved relations with Russia, but it seems unlikely that there will be much improvement if the U.S. is simultaneously becoming more combative with Iran and China.

Posted February 6th, 2017

The Trump Administration May Increase the U.S. Role in the War on Yemen

Increasing support for the war on Yemen in the name of combating Iranian influence would be to attack the wrong target because of a stupid ideological preoccupation.

Posted February 4th, 2017

Punishing Iranians for the Regime’s Actions

Iranians are being collectively blamed for the actions of their government over which they have little or no influence.

Posted February 4th, 2017

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Why is Iran part of the ban? Noah Millman suggests that increasing …

Posted February 3rd, 2017

The Return of ‘Omni-Directional Belligerence’

Trump has not only picked a fight with China on more than one issue and made a point of antagonizing Iran, but has also snubbed neighbors and allies.

Posted February 2nd, 2017

The Trump Administration’s Lies About Iran

The administration is lying about Iranian “hostile actions.”

Posted February 2nd, 2017

Flynn and the Dangerous Iran Obsession

Flynn’s statement suggests that the Trump administration will continue enabling the Saudi-led war on Yemen and will try to blame Iran for anything that happens in the region that they don’t like.

Posted February 1st, 2017

An Unnecessary and Harmful Ban

Innocent people are being penalized for happening to be from countries wracked by war.

Posted February 1st, 2017

The Bogus ‘Credibility’ Argument and Hawkish Whining

“Credibility” arguments are very often nothing more than hawkish whining that they didn’t win the policy argument here at home.

Posted February 1st, 2017