Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Mike Pompeo”

The Senate Must Refuse to Confirm Haspel

Torture was and is a heinous crime, and any person involved in committing such a crime should have no place in our government, much less running a government agency.

Posted March 19th, 2018

Pompeo’s All-or-Nothing View of Diplomacy

What Pompeo calls surrender is what sane people call compromise.

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

Trump Is Replacing Tillerson with Pompeo

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

Posted March 13th, 2018

Making Trump’s Bad Foreign Policy Even Worse

If Trump approves the plan to move Pompeo to State and appoint Cotton to run the CIA, U.S. foreign policy will get substantially worse than it was in his first year.

Posted November 30th, 2017

Replacing Tillerson Doesn’t Fix Anything

Tillerson has failed in his first year, but there is no reason to think that Haley would be any more successful.

Posted October 23rd, 2017

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

McCain’s tired dogma. Andrew Bacevich responds to John McCain’s Liberty Medal speech. …

Posted October 20th, 2017

A Team of Hard-liners

This is the profile of an administration that is looking to pick a lot of fights.

Posted December 28th, 2016

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Flynn has it in for Iran. Jim Lobe reviews some of Michael …

Posted November 25th, 2016