Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “JCPOA”

The Nuclear Deal Isn’t Broken, So There Is Nothing to ‘Fix’

Iran hawks are working overtime to make sure that no one can trust the U.S. to honor our commitments.

Posted March 20th, 2018

Pompeo’s All-or-Nothing View of Diplomacy

What Pompeo calls surrender is what sane people call compromise.

Posted March 18th, 2018

Corker: Trump Will Renege on the Nuclear Deal

Throwing away the nuclear deal is a colossal blunder and will stand out as one of the most pointlessly destructive foreign policy decisions of this administration.

Posted March 18th, 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

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

Trump’s Disdain for Diplomacy Backfires Again

There is always a cost to rejecting engagement.

Posted February 8th, 2018

The Bad Faith Opposition to the Nuclear Deal

The UAE’s foreign minister dismisses the success of the nuclear deal in limiting Iran’s nuclear program because it “fails” to do a whole host of other things that were never up for discussion.

Posted January 31st, 2018

Trump and His Nuclear Deal Saboteurs

When they say they want to “fix” the deal’s “flaws,” they mean that they want to kill the deal because of its virtues.

Posted January 29th, 2018

Trump’s Ridiculous Ultimatum on the Nuclear Deal

Trump wants to trash U.S. international commitments and break faith with some of our most important allies on a major issue, but he doesn’t want to be blamed for the costs that will impose on the U.S.

Posted January 15th, 2018

Trump’s Iran Obsession Discredits Him

It isn’t possible to show unremitting hostility to Iran at every turn without inflicting harm on the people of Iran, and Trump’s policies prove that.

Posted January 1st, 2018

Trump Is Still Determined to Renege on the Nuclear Deal

Trump has made it clear many times that he intends to scrap the deal, and in a few weeks we have to assume that he is going to do just that.

Posted December 12th, 2017

The IAEA Confirms Iran’s Nuclear Deal Compliance Once Again

For the ninth time in a row, the deal’s opponents have been proved completely wrong.

Posted November 13th, 2017

Avoiding War with Iran

The good news is that war with Iran is avoidable, but avoiding that war requires mostly doing the opposite of what the current administration has been doing.

Posted October 31st, 2017

The Nuclear Deal Saboteurs Aren’t Interested in ‘Fixing’ Anything

The hawks’ idea of “fixing” the agreement is akin to “fixing” a newly-built house by knocking out the support beams and a couple walls.

Posted October 31st, 2017

Iran Hawks Can’t Stop Lying About the Nuclear Deal

Our government is risking harm to our relations with allies by lying about the nuclear deal.

Posted October 19th, 2017