Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Iran”

McMullin’s Dreadfully Conventional Hawkishness

McMullin is an anti-Trump candidate whose main appeal is to Republicans that remain deeply committed to a very aggressive foreign policy.

Posted October 24th, 2016

The Fantasies of Iran Hawks

The idea that Obama has pursued “indefatigable sponsorship of Iran” is a lazy smear that is utterly divorced from reality.

Posted October 24th, 2016

The Third Presidential Debate

Trump missed his last major chance to make the election more competitive.

Posted October 20th, 2016

The Imaginary Iranian ‘Empire’

Referring to Iran as an “imperial” power is a ridiculous exaggeration.

Posted October 18th, 2016

Foolish Patronage, Bad Clients, and the War on Yemen

As long as Washington is eager to keep its clients satisfied, the U.S. will find itself supporting all manner of stupid and destructive policies.

Posted October 14th, 2016

Yemen and the Desperation of Iran Hawks

Opponents of the nuclear deal will seize on and distort almost any incident in the region in their increasingly pathetic attempts to undermine the deal.

Posted October 12th, 2016

Reckless Interventionism and the War on Yemen

The episode with an American ship highlights the danger of continued U.S. involvement in and support for a completely indefensible war in Yemen.

Posted October 10th, 2016

Questions That Should Be Asked Tonight, But Won’t Be

A few questions that the candidates ought to be asked, but almost certainly won’t be

Posted October 9th, 2016

No, the War on Yemen Hasn’t Advanced U.S. Interests

It is obvious that no American interests have been served by supporting this war.

Posted October 3rd, 2016

Why the War on Yemen Is Ignored

It’s hard not to conclude that the war on Yemen is mostly ignored because it is an embarrassment to the U.S. and its clients.

Posted October 3rd, 2016

The First Presidential Debate

Trump mostly failed to use Clinton’s foreign policy record against her.

Posted September 27th, 2016

McCain and Corker Need a Geography Lesson

McCain and Corker’s error would almost be funny if it didn’t reflect their poor understanding of the region and the conflict they want the U.S. to continue fueling.

Posted September 22nd, 2016

McCain and Graham’s Despicable Defense of the War on Yemen

It requires swallowing Saudi propaganda whole to argue that the Saudis and their allies have been acting in self-defense, and that is what McCain and Graham tried to do.

Posted September 21st, 2016

Clinton Has Learned Nothing from the Iraq War

It’s not possible for a war of choice to be fought as a last resort, and Clinton’s record is filled with support for wars of choice.

Posted September 9th, 2016

Trump’s Bloated Military Budget

Trump is now fully on board with the usual Republican hawkish fixations.

Posted September 7th, 2016

The Latest Attack on the Nuclear Deal Is Untrue (As Usual)

This is just the latest in a long string of false charges that should be dismissed as such.

Posted September 2nd, 2016

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The Senate’s dereliction of duty on NATO expansion. Nikolas Gvosdev reviews the …

Posted August 26th, 2016