Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Iran”

Jindal’s Boilerplate Hawkishness

Appealing to foreign policy hard-liners is nothing new for Jindal.

Posted December 4th, 2014

Cotton and the Iran Hawks’ Loathing of Diplomacy

Cotton is a typical Iran hawk in that he is intensely opposed to the diplomatic effort that has already made a nuclear-armed Iran less likely.

Posted December 4th, 2014

What Not to Do on Iran

The dangers of hawkish proposals that would ratchet up tensions in the region and make a new armed conflict more likely

Posted December 1st, 2014

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Replacing Hagel. Nikolas Gvosdev identifies some of the many problems that Obama …

Posted November 28th, 2014

How Iran Hawks Spread Misinformation

Iran has so far complied with the agreement it made last year.

Posted November 25th, 2014

How Extension Benefits Foes of a Nuclear Deal

The more time that it takes to reach a deal, the more likely it is that opponents can spoil the negotiations by pushing for new punitive measures.

Posted November 25th, 2014

The Weak Objections to a Nuclear Deal

Rejecting a significant agreement with Iran on the nuclear issue because it may expire decades from now is mindless.

Posted November 24th, 2014

Wrecking a Deal with Iran Is Dangerous

All parties will be worse off if the saboteurs succeed.

Posted November 24th, 2014

Conservatives, Hard-liners, and Diplomacy

Conservatives should recoil from the mentality of hard-liners on Iran.

Posted November 24th, 2014

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