Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Iran”

McCain and Corker Need a Geography Lesson

McCain and Corker’s error would almost be funny if it didn’t reflect their poor understanding of the region and the conflict they want the U.S. to continue fueling.

Posted September 22nd, 2016

McCain and Graham’s Despicable Defense of the War on Yemen

It requires swallowing Saudi propaganda whole to argue that the Saudis and their allies have been acting in self-defense, and that is what McCain and Graham tried to do.

Posted September 21st, 2016

Clinton Has Learned Nothing from the Iraq War

It’s not possible for a war of choice to be fought as a last resort, and Clinton’s record is filled with support for wars of choice.

Posted September 9th, 2016

Trump’s Bloated Military Budget

Trump is now fully on board with the usual Republican hawkish fixations.

Posted September 7th, 2016

The Latest Attack on the Nuclear Deal Is Untrue (As Usual)

This is just the latest in a long string of false charges that should be dismissed as such.

Posted September 2nd, 2016

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The Senate’s dereliction of duty on NATO expansion. Nikolas Gvosdev reviews the …

Posted August 26th, 2016

Mead’s Ludicrous Revisionism on the Green Movement and Obama

The idea that there was anything the U.S. could have done to change the outcome of Iran’s internal political dispute for the better is ludicrously false.

Posted August 25th, 2016

The Persistent Hawkish Misunderstanding of the Green Movement

The people in the best position to judge how U.S. support would be received in Iran thought it would harm the protesters.

Posted August 24th, 2016

A ‘Russia-Iran Condominium’ That Doesn’t Exist

To refer to a “Russia-Iran condominium” in the region is to distort and misrepresent the facts beyond recognition.

Posted August 22nd, 2016

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Brazil’s little platoons. Catherine Addington reviews on the history of Rio’s favelas. …

Posted August 12th, 2016

Of Course Clinton Will Be Very Hawkish as President

We should assume that she will get the U.S. involved in crises and conflicts that have not yet begun.

Posted August 9th, 2016

The Latest Tiresome Tantrum from Iran Hawks

This has been yet another tiresome episode of watching Iran hawks throw a fit over nothing.

Posted August 5th, 2016

Trump’s Disdain for Diplomacy and Restraint

The nuclear deal is a major nonproliferation success, which makes Trump’s attacks on it all the more ridiculous.

Posted July 25th, 2016

Kaine’s Poor Foreign Policy Record

Kaine backed the Saudi-led war on Yemen from the start.

Posted July 25th, 2016

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Kirchick’s coup fantasies. Noah Millman ridicules an American coup fantasist. As a …

Posted July 22nd, 2016

What Republican Foreign Policy Reform Requires

Admitting that the Iraq war was a grievous, horrible error is necessary but not sufficient to reform Republican foreign policy.

Posted July 19th, 2016

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Fallujah in ruins. Kelley Vlahos reports on the aftermath of the expulsion …

Posted July 15th, 2016