Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Iran”

Trump’s Foreign Policy Speech

Like previous Trump statements on foreign policy, this speech was all over the map.

Posted April 28th, 2016

The High Price of ‘Reassuring’ Despotic Clients

Keeping the Saudis happy isn’t worth the price of enabling war crimes and implicating the U.S. in the senseless devastation and starvation of an entire country.

Posted April 19th, 2016

Ryan the Generic Hawk

Ryan doesn’t give much thought to these issues and falls back on generic statements that don’t commit him to much.

Posted April 18th, 2016

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

U.S. support for the Saudi-led war on Yemen makes us all less …

Posted April 15th, 2016

Why Isn’t There More Outrage Over Yemen?

Yemen is suffering one of the greatest contemporary man-made humanitarian disasters.

Posted April 4th, 2016

Ignoring the Indefensible War on Yemen

It seems incredible that such a thoroughly indefensible military campaign has generated so little outrage.

Posted April 1st, 2016

Cruz’s Reckless Unilateralism on Foreign Policy

When it comes to honoring important agreements that the U.S. made with allied governments, Cruz couldn’t care less about their views or interests.

Posted March 24th, 2016

The Candidates Pander at AIPAC

Cruz and Trump put on the typical pandering display one expects from candidates at AIPAC.

Posted March 22nd, 2016

Why I Won’t Miss Obama

Obama has tossed aside the last few restrictions that theoretically limited presidential war-making.

Posted March 14th, 2016

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Lessons from the Bergdahl affair. Kelley Vlahos reports on the podcast Serial …

Posted March 11th, 2016

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

How much change do Iranians want? Hooman Majd comments on the recent …

Posted March 4th, 2016

Iranian Elections and the Nuclear Deal

The results seem to to vindicate the hope that successful negotiation with Iran would strengthen Rouhani’s position inside Iran.

Posted February 29th, 2016

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The folly of expanding draft registration. John Allen Gay sees no reason …

Posted February 12th, 2016

A “No-Fly Zone” in Syria Is Still Insane

A “no-fly zone” would first require the U.S. to destroy Syrian and Russian air defenses, putting us at war with both states.

Posted February 9th, 2016

Foreign Policy and the Democratic Debate

Clinton may be able to give a more fleshed-out debate answer, but we also know that she is more likely to get the U.S. involved in unnecessary wars than her rival.

Posted February 5th, 2016

Trump’s Foreign Policy

Trump isn’t a realist.

Posted February 3rd, 2016

Should Realists Support Trump?

There are many reasons why realists wouldn’t want to get behind Trump.

Posted February 1st, 2016