Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Iran”

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

As millions face starvation, American-made bombs are killing civilians. Democracy Now! interviews …

Posted July 20th, 2018

Iran Hawks and Trump’s Contempt for the Iranian People

It isn’t credible to spit in the faces of an entire nation and then claim that you are their friend and ally, but that is what Secretary Pompeo will try to do next week.

Posted July 18th, 2018

Trump’s Persistent Iran Delusions

Another case of Trump declaring victory when nothing has changed.

Posted July 17th, 2018

Syria and Trump’s Iran Obsession

U.S. involvement in Syria remains an open-ended, unnecessary mission.

Posted July 15th, 2018

Pompeo’s Breathtaking Arrogance

If Iran has no business in Syria, the U.S. certainly doesn’t have any business keeping troops there.

Posted July 11th, 2018

The Trump Administration’s Warped View of the War on Yemen

The administration isn’t interested in identifying the real causes of Yemen’s humanitarian crisis, because it was caused in large part by the coalition acting with U.S. support.

Posted July 11th, 2018

Maximalist Demands and Diplomacy Don’t Mix

When the U.S. makes the maximalist demands that hard-liners want, it is a good sign that there is no desire for a diplomatic solution.

Posted July 8th, 2018

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

American-made bombs are killing civilians, destroying infrastructure, and fueling anger against the …

Posted July 6th, 2018

The Indefensible War on Yemen

Supporters of the war on Yemen can’t defend what the Saudi coalition has actually done.

Posted July 6th, 2018

Trump Echoes Iranian Hard-liners

Trump never bothered to verify the claim because he automatically believes anything that seems to support his rejection of the JCPOA.

Posted July 5th, 2018

A Very Gullible President

Trump’s credulity about an Iranian cleric’s statement is of a piece with his repetition of other false claims about the nuclear deal.

Posted July 3rd, 2018

The Absurdity of Seeking Iran’s ‘Unconditional Surrender’

There is certainly nothing realistic about the concessions that the U.S. is seeking from Iran.

Posted July 3rd, 2018

The Iran Obsession and the Helsinki Summit

The administration is once again subordinating U.S. policy to the preferences of its reckless clients in the region.

Posted July 2nd, 2018

A President at War with Reality

A president that routinely lies to the public about major national security issues cannot be trusted to negotiate anything on behalf of the U.S.

Posted July 2nd, 2018

The Despicable Hawkish Embrace of the MEK

This not only whitewashes a despicable organization that has the blood of Americans and Iranians on its hands, but it is an insult to genuine Iranian political reformers and dissidents.

Posted July 1st, 2018

Bolton’s Iran Regime Collapse Fantasy

If Bolton gets his way, the people of Iran will suffer the most.

Posted July 1st, 2018

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The U.N. must act in Yemen. Bruce Riedel reviews the current state …

Posted June 29th, 2018