Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Iran”

Misrepresenting the War on Yemen

Misreading Yemen’s internal conflict as a proxy war instigated by Iran is as wrong as it gets.

Posted May 26th, 2015

A Nuclear Deal Isn’t Going to “Empower” Iran

The hawks’ claim that a deal will “empower” Iran is as overstated as their other warnings about growing Iranian influence.

Posted May 26th, 2015

Israel and Nonproliferation

Israel doesn’t have to worry about any consequences for its blatant and public efforts to derail a major U.S. diplomatic initiative.

Posted May 26th, 2015

Report: Turkey and the U.S. Agree to Give Syrian Rebels Air Support

Syria hawks may finally be getting their deranged wish.

Posted May 25th, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The new lie about Iraq. Jon Basil Utley recalls how the Bush …

Posted May 22nd, 2015

The Administration’s Desperate Bid to “Reassure” Israel

The U.S. is volunteering to bribe a client government that has actively tried to derail a major U.S. diplomatic initiative.

Posted May 20th, 2015

Jindal Wants to Start Another War

Jindal endorses a position that would have the U.S. start another illegal and unjustified war.

Posted May 20th, 2015

The Saudi-Led War Keeps Failing at Everything Except Wrecking Yemen

The war is likely to provide the Saudis with nothing except increasing costs and increased insecurity.

Posted May 19th, 2015

Christie’s Awful, Dishonest Foreign Policy Speech

The good news is that Christie will never be in a position to implement his horrible policy ideas.

Posted May 18th, 2015

The Madness of “Preventive” War

“Preventive” war is always unnecessary, and there can be no justification for it.

Posted May 18th, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Time to stop holding Saudi Arabia’s hand. Jeremy Shapiro and Richard Sokolsky …

Posted May 15th, 2015

Rubio’s “Moral Clarity” on Yemen

Rubio thinks that the U.S. should have been doing more to help the Saudis pummel and wreck Yemen.

Posted May 15th, 2015

Why a Nuclear Deal Won’t Lead to Nuclear Proliferation

Iran hawks are happy to amplify the blustering of U.S. clients on this issue.

Posted May 14th, 2015

U.S. Clients and Their Endless Demands for “Reassurance”

The burden should be on the clients to “reassure” the U.S. that they are worth keeping.

Posted May 12th, 2015

Jeb Bush Calls W. His Top Israel Adviser

Like his brother, Bush thinks that there should be no “light” between the U.S. and Israel.

Posted May 7th, 2015

Cruz’s Nuclear Deal Demagoguery

War with Iran would be likely to happen following the conclusion of a deal only if a future administration chose to start one.

Posted May 6th, 2015

The U.S. Should Stop Indulging Its Whining Clients

Clients shouldn’t be be rewarded for actively seeking to undermine U.S. policies.

Posted May 6th, 2015