Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Iran”

Jindal and Rubio’s Confused Talking Points

Jindal and Rubio’s foreign policy attacks fall flat.

Posted February 28th, 2015

Brooks’ Lousy Ideas on Iran

Making the elimination of Iran’s nuclear program the “centerpiece of American policy” is to doom that policy to failure.

Posted February 27th, 2015

Iran Hawks’ Phony Concern for Nonproliferation

Hard-liners prefer an Iranian nuclear program that faces no real scrutiny and has no restrictions placed upon it.

Posted February 27th, 2015

Ross’ Terrible Iran Proposal

The U.S. should not be making a guarantee to go to war against Iran for having done something that Israel did decades ago.

Posted February 23rd, 2015

The Disgraceful Pro-MEK Campaign Continues

The group is understandably distrusted and loathed by most Iranians.

Posted February 19th, 2015

Why 2016 Hawkish Candidates May Hamper U.S. Diplomacy

The prospect of a more hawkish administration in 2017 will make other governments less interested in making deals with the U.S.

Posted February 19th, 2015

Jeb Bush’s Underwhelming Foreign Policy Speech

It is telling that the most specific positions he took align him closely with his party’s hard-liners.

Posted February 18th, 2015

On Sabotaging Diplomacy with Iran

Hard-liners want the talks with Iran to fail.

Posted February 9th, 2015

Do Sanctions Have Deterrent Value?

The U.S. and its allies don’t consistently apply and maintain sanctions against regimes that violate international norms and laws.

Posted February 9th, 2015

Graham’s Desperate Use of the “Credibility” Argument

Lindsey Graham’s argument for arming Ukraine at the Munich security conference was appallingly bad.

Posted February 7th, 2015

Spinning Netanyahu’s Stunt

The latest spin manages to make Netanyahu look worse in some respects than he did before.

Posted February 6th, 2015

The U.S. Shouldn’t “Think Like a Superpower”

The U.S. has no need to rush to take sides in foreign conflicts.

Posted February 5th, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Why mourn King Abdullah? James Carden attacks the fawning attention paid to …

Posted January 30th, 2015

Cotton’s Dishonest Attack on Diplomacy with Iran

Cotton is petrified of a thoroughly manageable and relatively minor threat.

Posted January 29th, 2015

Senate Hard-liners Press Ahead with New Iran Sanctions

The purpose of passing the bill now is to demonstrate how thoroughly opposed to diplomacy with Iran the majority is.

Posted January 29th, 2015

What Rubio Revival?

Pundits keep trying to conjure up the ever-elusive Rubio revival, and of course the revival never comes.

Posted January 28th, 2015

Has Rubio Been Underestimated?

Apart from the debacle over the Senate immigration bill, he hasn’t done anything in the Senate except to call for more foreign wars.

Posted January 27th, 2015