Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Iran”

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

How not to write about Iran. Ishaan Tharoor offers a guide in …

Posted July 3rd, 2015

McConnell and the Iran Hawks’ Loathing of Diplomacy

McConnell confirms that there could never be any deal that would satisfy him and other Iran hawks.

Posted July 2nd, 2015

Getting Iran Wrong

Hawks have every incentive to try to use Iran’s ancient history and crude stereotypes about Iranians for the purpose of threat inflation and sowing distrust.

Posted July 2nd, 2015

Graham’s Iran Panic

All of the regimes that hard-liners have assumed could not be deterred have been far more concerned with self-preservation and survival.

Posted June 30th, 2015

Iran’s “Imperial Ambitions” Are Greatly Exaggerated

Iran’s regional reach is very limited.

Posted June 30th, 2015

The Mindless U.S. Support for the War on Yemen

The foolish desire to back our clients up regardless of their actions keeps prevailing.

Posted June 29th, 2015

Jeb Bush and W.’s Second-Term Foreign Policy

Jeb Bush isn’t even pretending to support foreign policy restraint.

Posted June 29th, 2015

Iran Hawks Still Want to Sabotage a Nuclear Deal

Corker’s own legislation has made it more likely that Obama will agree to terms that are even less satisfactory to hawkish critics

Posted June 29th, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The fear of cowardice. Chris Walsh explains the role the idea of …

Posted June 26th, 2015

Why the Failed War on Yemen Continues

The Saudis are prisoners of their own propaganda.

Posted June 24th, 2015

The Folly of Using War to “Send a Message”

If the Saudis wanted to “send a message” that their new leadership is foolish and eager to do stupid and costly things, they have succeeded.

Posted June 23rd, 2015

Perry and Hawkish Illusions of Control

The last thing that the U.S. needs is to have a president with an exaggerated belief in the ability of the U.S. to “shape” the politics of other nations.

Posted June 23rd, 2015

Iran Hawks’ Enduring Hostility to Diplomacy

Iran hawks are instinctively hostile to diplomacy and the compromises it always requires.

Posted June 22nd, 2015

Misremembering Rubio’s Foreign Policy

Rubio is a “centrist” only as part of the bad tradition of McCain and Lieberman.

Posted June 22nd, 2015

Regional Opinion on Iran

Iran’s image has taken a substantial hit in the last ten years.

Posted June 18th, 2015

The Washington Times’ Pro-MEK Propaganda

Almost all Iranians in the world want nothing to do with the MEK, but Iran hawks don’t care.

Posted June 18th, 2015

The Failings of U.S. Diplomacy

Refusing diplomatic contact gains the U.S. nothing.

Posted June 17th, 2015