Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Iran”

Lessons from the Libyan War

One lesson that the Libyan war should teach us is that the U.S. and its allies are far too quick to want to take sides in foreign disputes and conflicts.

Posted November 19th, 2014

Santorum’s Terrible Foreign Policy Record and Hopeless Campaign

Very few recent members of the Senate have been wrong more often on so many foreign policy issues in such a short period of time as Santorum.

Posted November 17th, 2014

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The truth about the wars. Daniel Bolger reflects on the wars in …

Posted November 14th, 2014

Clinton and Iran

Clinton has a distorted view of what a “bad” deal with Iran would look like, and she is quite sympathetic to Iran hawks’ maximalist demands.

Posted November 12th, 2014

Obama’s Secret Letter and America’s Whiny Clients

The U.S. shouldn’t have to keep reassuring its perpetually whiny clients about everything it is doing in the region.

Posted November 7th, 2014

McCain Reminds Us That He Hates Diplomacy

McCain plainly expresses his lack of interest in any deal with Iran.

Posted November 6th, 2014

The Next Wave of Foreign Policy Hawks

On almost every issue, Gardner has been a conventional hawk.

Posted November 3rd, 2014

Cruz’s Demagoguery on Israel and Iran

No one should ever take anything Cruz says on foreign policy (or on anything else) seriously.

Posted October 30th, 2014

Is There a Point to Publicizing U.S.-Israel Tensions?

Obama may want to try causing Netanyahu some political headaches of his own.

Posted October 28th, 2014

Why Israel Won’t Attack Iran (II)

Starting a war against Iran wouldn’t prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons.

Posted October 28th, 2014

What Rand Paul Didn’t Say

Paul’s statements about the wars America shouldn’t fight don’t square with his support for the current war against ISIS.

Posted October 27th, 2014

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

When Congress should assert itself and when it shouldn’t. Paul Pillar compares …

Posted October 24th, 2014

The Pluses and Minuses of Rand Paul’s Foreign Policy

Paul’s speech was an improvement over previous efforts, but he left too many questions unanswered.

Posted October 23rd, 2014

The Romney “Big Tent” on Foreign Policy That Never Existed

Romney’s failing wasn’t that he was too vague on foreign policy, but that he demonstrated how little he knew by making detailed criticisms that made no sense.

Posted October 22nd, 2014

Gelb’s “Only Way” to Defeat ISIS Is a Terrible Idea

Allying with Assad and Iran against the Islamic State would be both abhorrent and unworkable.

Posted October 20th, 2014

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The secret casualties of Iraq’s chemical weapons. C.J. Chivers reports on the …

Posted October 17th, 2014

Domestic Politics and Diplomacy with Iran

A change in Senate control could end up derailing negotiations with Iran.

Posted October 16th, 2014