Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Iran”

The Folly of Pursuing Regime Change in Iran

Pursuing regime change in Iran would be an immoral, dangerous policy that the U.S. would almost certainly come to regret.

Posted June 26th, 2017

The Qatar Crisis and the Absurd Saudi Ultimatum

No government with any self-respect would submit to these demands.

Posted June 23rd, 2017

The Sources of Our Meddlesome Foreign Policy

There isn’t a good or compelling reason why the U.S. has been meddling in Syria’s conflict.

Posted June 20th, 2017

The Problem with Kurdish Independence

Kurdish independence would spark new conflicts and complicate existing ones.

Posted June 20th, 2017

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The global order myth. Andrew Bacevich reminds us why laments for the …

Posted June 16th, 2017

A Despicable Hawkish Response to the Tehran Attacks

It is outrageous to suggest that the U.S. should sponsor terrorist attacks anywhere.

Posted June 9th, 2017

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Theresa May’s strategy explodes in her face. Michael Brendan Dougherty considers the …

Posted June 9th, 2017

Trump’s Iran Obsession and the Tehran Attacks

A condolence message is not the time to make a point or deliver an insult to a foreign government.

Posted June 8th, 2017

The Folly of Iran Hawks

Unlike most of our regional clients, Iran is actually fighting ISIS.

Posted June 7th, 2017

Condemning the Tehran Attacks

The White House finally released a statement, and it’s an embarrassment.

Posted June 7th, 2017

IRGC Blames the Tehran Attacks on the Saudis

The IRGC’s accusation puts Iran and Saudi Arabia on a perilous path.

Posted June 7th, 2017

The Qatar Crisis

Turkish and Iranian support for Qatar raises the prospect of a prolonged standoff with increasing risks for all parties.

Posted June 7th, 2017

ISIS Claims Responsibility for Tehran Attacks

The U.S. should condemn these attacks just as it would condemn terrorist attacks elsewhere.

Posted June 7th, 2017

Trump’s Dangerous and Misguided Embrace of the Saudis

Trump’s full embrace of the Saudis has just encouraged them to be more aggressive and irresponsible, which is what usually happens when the U.S. indulges its reckless clients.

Posted June 6th, 2017

The Dangers of Indulging Reckless Clients

The Saudis and their allies think they have a green light from Washington to do as they like without any consequences.

Posted June 5th, 2017

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The “Blob” strikes back. Andrew Bacevich responds to a new report from …

Posted May 26th, 2017

The Fantasies of Iran Hawks

Iran hawks have tried to spin Obama’s regional policies as “appeasement of Iran” for years, but this was never true.

Posted May 26th, 2017