Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Paul Pillar”

Our Saudi Problem and the War on Yemen

The Saudi-led blockade is a deliberate and sustained effort to inflict punishment on the civilian population in violation of international law.

Posted September 4th, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Foreign policy by bumper sticker. Richard Burt and Dimitri Simes lament the …

Posted August 21st, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Debunking the bad arguments against the nuclear deal. Nicholas Miller refutes five …

Posted August 14th, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Faith in diplomacy. Gracy Olmstead reviews the career and foreign policy views …

Posted July 24th, 2015

The Nuclear Deal and the Failure of Hard-line Policies

Insisting on maximalist goals did nothing to limit Iran’s nuclear program.

Posted July 20th, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The Iran deal is a great success. John Glaser and Justin Logan …

Posted July 17th, 2015

Iran Hawks and the Nuclear Deal

Hawks have been working hard at trying to wreck the best chance of limiting Iran’s nuclear program.

Posted July 14th, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

How not to write about Iran. Ishaan Tharoor offers a guide in …

Posted July 3rd, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The fear of cowardice. Chris Walsh explains the role the idea of …

Posted June 26th, 2015

Iran Hawks’ Enduring Hostility to Diplomacy

Iran hawks are instinctively hostile to diplomacy and the compromises it always requires.

Posted June 22nd, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

An open-ended conflict in Iraq. Micah Zenko reviews the shifting administration justifications …

Posted June 12th, 2015

Iran, Yemen, and the Destructive Effects of Threat Inflation

The war on Yemen is another example of how threat inflation produces horrible policy decisions.

Posted June 8th, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Allies against empire. Richard Drake recounts the careers and foreign policy views …

Posted May 29th, 2015

Why the U.S. Should End Its War in Iraq and Syria

The U.S. should be finding a way to disentangle itself from a conflict in which it should never have been involved.

Posted May 28th, 2015

Israel and Nonproliferation

Israel doesn’t have to worry about any consequences for its blatant and public efforts to derail a major U.S. diplomatic initiative.

Posted May 26th, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The new lie about Iraq. Jon Basil Utley recalls how the Bush …

Posted May 22nd, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Time to stop holding Saudi Arabia’s hand. Jeremy Shapiro and Richard Sokolsky …

Posted May 15th, 2015