Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Paul Pillar”

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

U.S. Clients and Their Endless Demands for “Reassurance”

The burden should be on the clients to “reassure” the U.S. that they are worth keeping.

Posted May 12th, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

America’s antiwar correspondent. Scott McConnell remembers the career and work of William …

Posted May 8th, 2015

The U.S. Should Stop Indulging Its Whining Clients

Clients shouldn’t be be rewarded for actively seeking to undermine U.S. policies.

Posted May 6th, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Remembering the Easter Rising and the Irish War for Independence. Roy Foster …

Posted May 1st, 2015

Congress’ Screwed-Up Foreign Policy Priorities

Congress tries to interfere with U.S. diplomacy while giving the president free rein to wage illegal wars.

Posted April 30th, 2015

The Phantom of Iranian “Expansionism”

As we can see in the Yemen case, there is a danger in believing one’s own propaganda.

Posted April 29th, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The importance of the Iran agreement. Paul Pillar identifies four aspects of …

Posted April 10th, 2015