Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Paul Pillar”

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

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

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

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