Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Paul Pillar”

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Is expanding the U.S. military presence in Syria legal? Sharmine Narwani explains …

Posted August 4th, 2017

Trump’s Iran Obsession and the Nuclear Deal

Trump hasn’t scrapped the deal yet, but he clearly wants to.

Posted July 22nd, 2017

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Iran and the collision between Trump and reality. Paul Pillar comments on …

Posted July 21st, 2017

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

U.S. questions detainees in Yemen prisons rife with torture. The AP reports …

Posted June 23rd, 2017

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Theresa May’s strategy explodes in her face. Michael Brendan Dougherty considers the …

Posted June 9th, 2017

Trump and the Paris Agreement

All things considered, this is a bad decision made for dubious reasons.

Posted June 1st, 2017

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The “Blob” strikes back. Andrew Bacevich responds to a new report from …

Posted May 26th, 2017

There Is an Opportunity for Improved Relations with Iran

There is an opportunity here for the U.S. to reduce tensions with Iran if our leaders were wise enough to take it.

Posted May 25th, 2017

The War on Yemen and the Great Saudi ‘Modernizer’

As Saudi defense minister, MBS has already failed in the biggest undertaking of his brief career.

Posted May 22nd, 2017

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The fiction of U.S. isolationism. Andrew Bacevich correctly wants to banish the …

Posted April 7th, 2017

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Why is Iran part of the ban? Noah Millman suggests that increasing …

Posted February 3rd, 2017

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Pulling back now won’t absolve American involvement in Yemen. Trevor Thrall criticizes …

Posted December 30th, 2016

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Assessing Trump’s foreign policy team. Christopher Preble reviews the selections for top …

Posted December 9th, 2016

Why the Iran Obsession Matters

Even if the deal survives, we should still expect a more aggressively anti-Iranian U.S. posture.

Posted December 8th, 2016

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

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

Posted November 25th, 2016

Flynn and Ledeen’s Imaginary ‘Alliance’

We should have no illusions about the quality of advice Flynn will be giving Trump.

Posted November 23rd, 2016

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Rise of the American mercenary. Kelley Vlahos reports on the extensive role …

Posted October 28th, 2016