Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Paul Pillar”

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

A new history of Arabia, written in stone. Elias Muhanna describes the …

Posted June 1st, 2018

Why Iran Hawks Want to Wreck the Nuclear Deal

Iran hawks hate the deal because it eliminates the nuclear issue as an excuse for ratcheting up tensions with Iran

Posted May 1st, 2018

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Senators offer up unprecedented war powers to the president. Kelley Vlahos reports …

Posted April 20th, 2018

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Trump can only make the Syrian disaster worse. Doug Bandow warns that …

Posted April 13th, 2018

Trump’s Illegal War in Syria

Our political culture’s abject deference to presidential power on matters of war makes it easy for presidents to get away with these things.

Posted January 22nd, 2018

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

How the U.S. is making the war in Yemen worse. Nicolas Niarchos …

Posted January 19th, 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

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Would “Rexit” mean the first step towards war with Iran? Robert Merry …

Posted December 1st, 2017

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Will the backlash against MBS’ purge begin in the military? Michael Horton …

Posted November 10th, 2017

Saudi Interference in Lebanon Is Backfiring

The danger in all this is that the Saudis are looking for a pretext to ignite a new conflict, and they are trying to destabilize Lebanon to that end.

Posted November 9th, 2017

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Trump goes rogue on Iran. Nick Wadhams reports on administration officials’ basic …

Posted September 29th, 2017

The Stupidity of Netanyahu’s ‘Fix It or Nix It’ Complaint

There is no “fix” available that Iran would accept, and so insisting on “fixing” the deal is much the same as calling for abandoning it.

Posted September 20th, 2017

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Haley debuts Trump’s case for ending Iran nuke deal. Kelley Vlahos reports …

Posted September 8th, 2017

Iran Hawks Try Moving the Goalposts on the Nuclear Deal

Iran hawks have never been interested in an “honest and serious debate,” because whenever there has been such a debate they have been resoundingly defeated.

Posted September 6th, 2017

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

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

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

Posted July 21st, 2017