Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Iran”

A Setback for the Preposterous Travel Ban

The inclusion of Chad has illustrated just how preposterous the ban is.

Posted October 18th, 2017

End the Wrecking and Starving of Yemen

If it is left up to the executive, U.S. support for the war will never end, and that is why Congress must assert itself to end our involvement.

Posted October 17th, 2017

The U.S. Needs to Disentangle Itself from Iraq

The U.S. should be trying to extricate itself from Iraq as quickly as it can.

Posted October 16th, 2017

The Absurdity of a ‘Better’ Nuclear Deal

One major flaw in all of the proposals for “improving” the nuclear deal is that no one can explain why Iran would ever accept any changes.

Posted October 16th, 2017

Haass’ Dangerous Proposal for Kurdistan

Less than 24 hours after the eruption of fighting between Kurdish forces and the Iraqi government, we are already hearing proposals from high-profile people to throw weapons at the problem.

Posted October 16th, 2017

Netanyahu’s Dishonesty and Delusion on the Nuclear Deal

Obviously no deal could ever satisfy Netanyahu.

Posted October 16th, 2017

McMaster’s Spin Discredits Him

McMaster might as well just declare that evidence is irrelevant to the making of administration policy.

Posted October 16th, 2017

Rubio’s Ignorant Fear-mongering on the Nuclear Deal

Denouncing the JCPOA as the “21st century equivalent to Munich” is just about the crudest, most ignorant fear-mongering conceivable.

Posted October 14th, 2017

Trump’s Abysmal Iran Speech

The speech confirmed that the U.S. is going to stay stuck in the same rut of fruitless antagonism with Iran for many years to come.

Posted October 13th, 2017

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The awful legacy of the burn pits. Kelley Vlahos reports on Delay, …

Posted October 13th, 2017

The Destructive Corker-Cotton Bill

The Corker-Cotton bill tries to rewrite the terms of the nuclear deal unilaterally.

Posted October 13th, 2017

A Senseless ‘New Strategy’ on Iran

According to the administration’s outline, future Iran policy will be even more senseless and ill-considered than it already is.

Posted October 13th, 2017

The Backlash Against the Kurdish Referendum Escalates

Unfortunately, one of the worse scenarios that we feared might happen is beginning to unfold.

Posted October 13th, 2017

Designating the IRGC as Terrorists Is a Dangerous Mistake

Designating the IRGC would be a huge gift to hard-liners in Iran.

Posted October 11th, 2017

Trump’s Weird Attacks on Corker Continue

If it had been up to Corker, there would have been no nuclear deal.

Posted October 10th, 2017

Stop the War on Yemen: Pass H. Con. Res. 81

Stop U.S. involvement so that the war on Yemen may finally be brought to an end.

Posted October 10th, 2017

The Costs of Reneging on the Nuclear Deal

Trump’s intention to blow up the deal is all the more alarming to other governments, especially our allies, because it is so clearly unnecessary and irrational.

Posted October 10th, 2017