Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Iran”

Most Iranians Reject Pompeo’s Preposterous Demands

Iranians aren’t buying that a government that bans, sanctions, and threatens them is on their side, and there is no reason why they would. That’s why a staggering 93% of Iranians hold an unfavorable view of the U.S. government.

Posted May 25th, 2018

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Bolton’s wrecking ball takes down the summit. Ankit Panda reviews the events …

Posted May 25th, 2018

The Madness of Lindsey Graham

It is tempting to dismiss Graham’s rhetoric as nonsense and leave it at that, but there is a strong and worrying likelihood that the president shares Graham’s demented views and may be willing to act on them.

Posted May 25th, 2018

Unreasonable Demands from an Undiplomatic Administration

No government could agree to the terms Pompeo laid out for Iran without effectively surrendering their sovereignty and independence.

Posted May 25th, 2018

Trump’s Unreasonable Maximalism

It is peculiar how self-described nationalists here in the U.S. are consistently the last to understand that other nations value their independence and sovereignty and resent being dictated to by our government.

Posted May 22nd, 2018

Trump and Pompeo Are Spitting in the Faces of Our Allies

Trump and Pompeo have been spitting in the faces of our allies, and it is no wonder that they object to it in the strongest terms.

Posted May 21st, 2018

The War on Yemen and Pompeo’s Propaganda

The administration has no demands for the governments that are actually destroying Yemen, but rather looks for excuses to continue helping them with their indiscriminate and reckless bombing.

Posted May 21st, 2018

Pompeo’s Iran Ultimatum Makes War More Likely

Imagine how a similar list of demands from a hostile state would be greeted in Washington and you get some idea of how ridiculous and offensive Pompeo’s speech will seem to Iran’s government and most Iranians.

Posted May 21st, 2018

Pompeo’s Preposterous Iran Speech

Pompeo’s speech is obviously a pretext for escalation and conflict.

Posted May 21st, 2018

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Trump’s betrayal of American and European diplomacy. Daniel DePetris criticizes the president’s …

Posted May 18th, 2018

The Folly of Pompeo’s Anti-Iran ‘Coalition’

It isn’t realistic to burn bridges with major allies and then turn around and ask them for help.

Posted May 17th, 2018

Trump Sends Pompeo on a Fool’s Errand

It turns out that flagrantly violating U.S. obligations and spitting in the faces of all of our negotiating partners is a poor way to build trust.

Posted May 16th, 2018

Haley’s Embarrassing Defense of the Gaza Massacre

Talking incessantly about Iran to avoid addressing the issue at hand has become a typical maneuver for Haley whenever U.S. clients commit some outrage that she would rather ignore.

Posted May 15th, 2018

War with Iran Is Becoming More Likely

One of the great dangers to the U.S. and the world in the coming years is that Bolton will keep getting his way with Trump.

Posted May 15th, 2018

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The art of the regime change. Stephen Walt responds to Trump’s decision …

Posted May 11th, 2018

The Folly of ‘Lizard Wisdom’

There is no wisdom in playing into the hands of another government’s hard-liners by throwing away an important diplomatic compromise.

Posted May 11th, 2018

As They Always Do, Sanctions Harm Iran’s People Instead of the Regime

Trump’s decision is a gift to Iran’s hard-liners twice over.

Posted May 10th, 2018