Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Iran”

Trump’s Embarrassing Saudi Visit

Trump went out of his way to identify himself and the U.S. very publicly with one of our most awful clients.

Posted May 22nd, 2017

Trump’s ‘Principled Realism’ Is Neither Principled Nor Realist

Trump saluted the Saudis and their coalition for their “strong action” in Yemen.

Posted May 21st, 2017

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Iran’s choice. Haleh Esfandiari previews Iran’s presidential election. Four things to know …

Posted May 19th, 2017

Our Hard-liners Need Iran’s Hard-liners (II)

A Raisi victory would be a sudden move in the wrong direction.

Posted May 16th, 2017

Our Hard-liners Need Iran’s Hard-liners

It would be better for Iran and the wider region if Rouhani won, if only because it would deprive hawks in Washington and Riyadh of a new excuse for even more aggressive policies.

Posted May 15th, 2017

McCain and Graham’s Predictable Warmongering

McCain and Graham predictably want “greater military action” against the Syrian government because that is always their answer to everything.

Posted April 12th, 2017

The Case Against Another Intervention in Syria

The U.S. would get nothing from picking another fight in the region except increased costs and new enemies.

Posted April 6th, 2017

Trump’s Confused Syria Views

Far from demonstrating any consistent interest in realpolitik, this shows how incoherent and changeable Trump’s views on most issues really are

Posted April 5th, 2017

Trump’s Full Embrace of Authoritarian Client States

The U.S. shouldn’t go in search of monsters to destroy, but neither should it embrace and support monstrous regimes.

Posted April 3rd, 2017

Mattis’ Dangerous Request to Increase Support for the War on Yemen

Increasing U.S. support would just deepen our complicity in wrecking and starving Yemen.

Posted March 27th, 2017

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The never-ending war in Afghanistan. Andrew Bacevich comments on America’s longest war …

Posted March 17th, 2017

The War on Yemen and Trump’s Iran Obsession

The obsession with Iran is leading the U.S. to continue its support for an atrocious and unnecessary war that now endangers the lives of millions of people.

Posted March 16th, 2017

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Hitting Iran where it won’t hurt. Kate Kizer explains that escalating involvement …

Posted March 10th, 2017

Disgraceful U.S. Support for the War on Yemen Continues

Trump is compounding the earlier errors that Obama made in enabling the war.

Posted March 8th, 2017

The U.S. Doesn’t Benefit from the Revised Ban

Because the ban is security theater, it will achieve nothing in reality while imposing unnecessary burdens on would-be visitors and refugees.

Posted March 6th, 2017

A ‘Vital Measure’ That Is Worse Than Useless

The travel ban is an excessive and arbitrary measure designed to counter a non-existent threat.

Posted March 6th, 2017

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Trump and the six-trillion-dollar question. Andrew Bacevich responds to Trump’s address to …

Posted March 3rd, 2017