Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Iran”

Mattis’ Weak Case for Supporting the War on Yemen

Every reason Mattis gives for continuing U.S. support for the war is actually a reason to end it.

Posted March 15th, 2018

Ignore the Iran Hawks and Keep the Nuclear Deal

There is no chance of winning any concessions from North Korea if the U.S. breaks its word with Iran.

Posted March 14th, 2018

Beware the Coming of Bolton

Bolton’s name has been floated for top jobs in the administration before, but I get the sinking feeling that this time it might really happen.

Posted March 14th, 2018

Pompeo’s Hostility to the Nuclear Deal and Trump’s Disdain for Diplomacy

Pompeo’s hostility to one of America’s biggest diplomatic successes in decades should make clear that he shares the president’s deep disdain for diplomacy and the compromise it requires.

Posted March 13th, 2018

Pompeo, North Korea, and the Nuclear Deal

The Trump administration is demanding far more from the other side than the previous administration did, and it is unwilling to offer them even as much as the Obama administration offered Iran.

Posted March 13th, 2018

Trump Is Replacing Tillerson with Pompeo

As bad as Tillerson was at his job, Pompeo will not be an improvement.

Posted March 13th, 2018

Reneging on the Nuclear Deal Sabotages Diplomacy with North Korea

It shouldn’t come as a shock that reneging on a carefully negotiated, successful nonproliferation agreement would have negative consequences for arms control diplomacy with a nuclear-armed state.

Posted March 12th, 2018

North Korea and Trump’s Loathing of the Nuclear Deal

Trump will likely renege on the nuclear deal with Iran in two months, and that has obvious implications for negotiations with North Korea in the future

Posted March 11th, 2018

The Ridiculous Hawkish Arguments for Supporting the War on Yemen

Backing the Saudi-led war on Yemen is harmful to U.S. interests and a shameful blot on our national reputation.

Posted March 6th, 2018

Shameful Western Spinning for the Saudis

Dishonest pro-Saudi commentary in the West is another reason why protests against Mohammed bin Salman’s visit are so important and necessary.

Posted March 6th, 2018

Iranian Christians Seeking Asylum Should Be Allowed to Come

The Trump administration should reverse its decision at once.

Posted March 1st, 2018

The World Continues to Ignore the Catastrophe in Yemen

There is no government defending the interests of the tens of millions of Yemenis that desperately need relief and an end to the war and blockade.

Posted February 27th, 2018

Ignoring Saudi War Crimes at the U.N.

The U.S. and its allies on the Security Council are fixated on alleged Iranian violations of an embargo while ignoring truly grave crimes and atrocities carried out by coalition forces

Posted February 23rd, 2018

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Trump’s military budget is a bonanza for hawks. Christopher Preble considers the …

Posted February 23rd, 2018

Iranian Christians Seek Asylum, But Trump Won’t Let Them In

There is no good reason not to grant asylum to these people, and there are compelling reasons to help those fearing persecution.

Posted February 22nd, 2018

The Trump Administration’s Diplomatic Malpractice

The Trump administration seems to think that the only reason to meet with representatives of other governments is to dictate terms to them.

Posted February 21st, 2018

Maximalist Demands Make Successful Diplomacy Impossible

The preference for all-or-nothing posturing from many of our political leaders has made U.S. diplomacy much less effective.

Posted February 20th, 2018