Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “JCPOA”

Most Iranians Reject Pompeo’s Preposterous Demands

Iranians aren’t buying that a government that bans, sanctions, and threatens them is on their side, and there is no reason why they would. That’s why a staggering 93% of Iranians hold an unfavorable view of the U.S. government.

Posted May 25th, 2018

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Bolton’s wrecking ball takes down the summit. Ankit Panda reviews the events …

Posted May 25th, 2018

Trump and Pompeo Are Spitting in the Faces of Our Allies

Trump and Pompeo have been spitting in the faces of our allies, and it is no wonder that they object to it in the strongest terms.

Posted May 21st, 2018

Pompeo’s Iran Ultimatum Makes War More Likely

Imagine how a similar list of demands from a hostile state would be greeted in Washington and you get some idea of how ridiculous and offensive Pompeo’s speech will seem to Iran’s government and most Iranians.

Posted May 21st, 2018

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Trump’s betrayal of American and European diplomacy. Daniel DePetris criticizes the president’s …

Posted May 18th, 2018

The Folly of Pompeo’s Anti-Iran ‘Coalition’

It isn’t realistic to burn bridges with major allies and then turn around and ask them for help.

Posted May 17th, 2018

Trump Sends Pompeo on a Fool’s Errand

It turns out that flagrantly violating U.S. obligations and spitting in the faces of all of our negotiating partners is a poor way to build trust.

Posted May 16th, 2018

Bolton’s Push for Regime Change in Iran

It was just a matter of time before he started trying to make this official policy.

Posted May 14th, 2018

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The art of the regime change. Stephen Walt responds to Trump’s decision …

Posted May 11th, 2018

The Folly of ‘Lizard Wisdom’

There is no wisdom in playing into the hands of another government’s hard-liners by throwing away an important diplomatic compromise.

Posted May 11th, 2018

As They Always Do, Sanctions Harm Iran’s People Instead of the Regime

Trump’s decision is a gift to Iran’s hard-liners twice over.

Posted May 10th, 2018

Reneging on the Deal Increases the Chances of Another War

Millman is making a very reasonable case that the weakening or collapse of the nuclear deal doesn’t have to lead to war, but the people that have wanted to kill the deal are not reasonable people.

Posted May 10th, 2018

Bolton’s Pathetic Case for Reneging on the Nuclear Deal

When Bolton says that the deal has “failed,” he is measuring it against an unreasonable and dishonest standard that no agreement could ever meet.

Posted May 9th, 2018

Pompeo and the Possibility of War with Iran

If Pompeo was talking up the idea of bombing Iran as recently as 2014, that strongly suggests that he hasn’t learned anything from America’s desultory foreign wars.

Posted May 9th, 2018

The Iran Obsession and Our Reckless Clients

Reneging on the nuclear deal is just the latest in a series of bad decisions that Trump has made that give the Israeli and Saudi governments whatever they want no matter the consequences for U.S. interests.

Posted May 9th, 2018

Trump’s Obnoxious Nuclear Bombshell

The only “giant fiction” here is Trump’s (and Israel’s) preferred narrative about the agreement.

Posted May 8th, 2018

The Stupidity of Reneging on the Nuclear Deal

Withdrawing from the JCPOA is a huge unforced error and self-inflicted wound.

Posted May 8th, 2018