Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “The Wall Street Journal”

Bolton Uses Libya As an Example to Sabotage Diplomacy

Thanks to Trump’s unpreparedness and bungling, he may very well succeed.

Posted May 17th, 2018

The Stupidity of Trying to ‘Rewrite’ the Nuclear Deal

“Rewriting” the requirements of an agreement made in good faith is a dishonest and treacherous way to deal with other governments.

Posted April 27th, 2018

Hard-liners Are Desperate to Save Pompeo’s Nomination

The bottom line is that Pompeo is not qualified to be Secretary of State.

Posted April 18th, 2018

The WSJ’s Pathetic Case for Supporting the War on Yemen

The WSJ editorial never once mentions that Yemen suffers from the world’s worst humanitarian crisis in large part because of the Saudi-led war and blockade.

Posted March 19th, 2018

The Indiscriminate Bombing of Yemen and the Failure of Western Media

Coverage of the war on Yemen is rare enough that it magnifies the importance of mistakes and omissions in the few articles that do reach Western audiences.

Posted March 18th, 2018

Yemen’s Humanitarian Crisis and the Failure of Western Media

When media coverage obscures or ignores the real causes of the crisis and portrays the people responsible for starving Yemen as well-meaning humanitarians, it helps the propaganda efforts of some of the world’s worst governments.

Posted February 21st, 2018

Iran Hawks Can’t Stop Lying About the Nuclear Deal

Our government is risking harm to our relations with allies by lying about the nuclear deal.

Posted October 19th, 2017

Regime Change Fantasies

Encouraging an attempted coup in North Korea could backfire spectacularly.

Posted September 5th, 2017

The Folly of Reneging on the Nuclear Deal

Reneging on the deal in this way would tell the world that the U.S. can’t be trusted to honor its commitments.

Posted July 26th, 2017

The Mindless Hawkish Response to North Korea’s Missile Test

Threatening North Korea with regime change would confirm the regime’s leadership in its conviction that it needs its nuclear weapons and missile programs.

Posted July 4th, 2017

The WSJ’s Embarrassing Adoration for MBS

MBS’ short, lousy foreign policy record tells us we should expect more bad judgment and reckless behavior from the Saudis

Posted June 23rd, 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

Increasing Support for the War on Yemen Is Obviously Insane

Intensifying support for the war will produce more attacks on civilian targets and more misery for the people of Yemen.

Posted October 14th, 2016

Yemen and the Desperation of Iran Hawks

Opponents of the nuclear deal will seize on and distort almost any incident in the region in their increasingly pathetic attempts to undermine the deal.

Posted October 12th, 2016

Why Should We Want to “Keep” the Saudis?

The connection with the Saudis has cost the U.S. an extraordinary amount, and it has gained us virtually nothing.

Posted January 4th, 2016

Syria Hawks vs. Cruz

The decision not to attack Syria in 2013 avoided another senseless war that would have strengthened jihadists.

Posted December 3rd, 2015

The GOP’s “Dramatic Change” That Isn’t

A significant bloc of Republican voters has always rejected the party leadership’s priorities.

Posted November 10th, 2015