Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Iran”

Containment and the “De-Reaganizing” of Rand Paul

Rand Paul’s op-ed today was intended to answer criticisms of what he …

Posted April 16th, 2014

Rand Paul’s Strategic Ambiguity and Iran

Rand Paul opposes locking the U.S. into unnecessary specific commitments: Containment of …

Posted April 16th, 2014

Neoconservatism and Democracy Promotion

Noah Millman continues the discussion about neoconservatism. He makes many very good …

Posted April 10th, 2014

USAID’s Cuba Folly

Matt Ford places USAID’s ridiculous attempt to subvert the Cuban government by …

Posted April 4th, 2014

Sanctions and Deterrence

Paul Pillar argues for remembering how deterrence works and why it sometimes …

Posted March 31st, 2014

Would Russia Sabotage Diplomacy With Iran?

Roger Cohen repeats a very strange assumption: But, some say, a firm …

Posted March 21st, 2014

Foolish Hawkishness, Now More Than Ever

Michael Oren pretends to write about Ukraine: The erosion can only be …

Posted March 13th, 2014

The “Emboldening” Fantasy

Condoleeza Rice rehearses some boilerplate rhetoric: These global developments have not happened …

Posted March 10th, 2014

Cruz and the Risible “Martyr-State” Myth

Ted Cruz recycles the “martyr-state” myth in a recent speech at the …

Posted February 28th, 2014

Authorizing Military Action Against Iran Would Be Folly

Robert George and Michael Paulsen have a terrible idea: We have a …

Posted February 26th, 2014

Why the “Martyr-State” Myth Survives

Greg Scoblete comments on Cantor’s use of the “martyr-state” myth that Iran …

Posted February 19th, 2014

Cantor’s Horrible VMI Speech

The Republican House majority leader, Rep. Eric Cantor, recently delivered a speech …

Posted February 19th, 2014

Why U.S. Syria Policy Is So Badly Muddled

Robert Merry compares Washington’s muddled Syria policy with Russia’s: Thus does U.S. …

Posted February 19th, 2014

How The Decision Not To Attack Syria Aided Diplomacy With Iran

Aaron David Miller believes that the desire to pursue diplomacy with Iran …

Posted February 12th, 2014

Russia and the INF Treaty

Nikolai Sokov and Miles Pomper recently reviewed allegations that Russia is violating …

Posted February 12th, 2014

Weekly Roundup

Is the U.K. about to dissolve? Alex Massie warns that Scottish independence …

Posted February 7th, 2014

Rand Paul and Foreign Policy

Robert Golan-Villela talks about “the Rand Paul moment”: The result is that …

Posted January 31st, 2014