Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Mujahideen-e Khalq”

Should Realists Support Trump?

There are many reasons why realists wouldn’t want to get behind Trump.

Posted February 1st, 2016

Beware of Exiles and Their Promises

Both countries end up being ill-served by the ambitions of exiles and the delusions of hawks.

Posted December 28th, 2015

The MEK and the Deal with Iran

Shelton is recycling the propaganda of a fanatical exile group.

Posted August 13th, 2015

The Backlash Against the MEK’s Fans in Congress

Inviting Maryam Rajavi to testify before Congress is just a way for hawks to flaunt their hostility to Iran.

Posted April 28th, 2015

Bolton’s Iran Fanaticism

Bolton’s MEK boosterism reminds us how fanatical and unmoored from reality Bolton’s ideas on Iran policy truly are.

Posted April 22nd, 2015

Bolton and the MEK

Bolton’s embrace of the MEK ought to discredit his views on Iran policy.

Posted March 27th, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

There is no better deal coming on the nuclear issue. Paul Pillar …

Posted February 27th, 2015

The Disgraceful Pro-MEK Campaign Continues

The group is understandably distrusted and loathed by most Iranians.

Posted February 19th, 2015

Why the Hard-liner Protest Candidacies Will Backfire

Paul is most likely to benefit from having more hard-liners in the race.

Posted February 10th, 2015

Foreign Policy Hawkishness Is a Dead End for the GOP

Future Republican candidates would be foolish to listen to Romney foreign policy advisers.

Posted October 22nd, 2014

The Hunt for the Elusive “Moderates”

The U.S. shouldn’t be trying to find suitable proxies in foreign civil wars in the first place.

Posted October 15th, 2014

The Shameless Pro-MEK Lobbying Continues

Just because the MEK is no longer listed as a terrorist organization …

Posted July 16th, 2013

The Illusion of Control

This Jeffrey Goldberg anecdote doesn’t convey the message he thinks it does: …

Posted June 19th, 2013

The Green Movement Wasn’t an Insurrection

Here is a quick reminder of why no one should listen to …

Posted April 17th, 2013

The “Rehabilitation” of the MEK

The Christian Science Monitor reported on the opening of the MEK’s office …

Posted April 16th, 2013

The Next Pro-MEK Lobbying Effort Is About to Begin

No one could have ever seen this coming: Members of Congress and …

Posted September 29th, 2012

The Mistaken Decision to De-List the MEK

Paul Pillar’s response to the de-listing of the MEK is exactly right: …

Posted September 23rd, 2012