Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Tom Cotton”

The Nuclear Deal Saboteurs Aren’t Interested in ‘Fixing’ Anything

The hawks’ idea of “fixing” the agreement is akin to “fixing” a newly-built house by knocking out the support beams and a couple walls.

Posted October 31st, 2017

Replacing Tillerson Doesn’t Fix Anything

Tillerson has failed in his first year, but there is no reason to think that Haley would be any more successful.

Posted October 23rd, 2017

Rubio’s Ignorant Fear-mongering on the Nuclear Deal

Denouncing the JCPOA as the “21st century equivalent to Munich” is just about the crudest, most ignorant fear-mongering conceivable.

Posted October 14th, 2017

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The awful legacy of the burn pits. Kelley Vlahos reports on Delay, …

Posted October 13th, 2017

The Destructive Corker-Cotton Bill

The Corker-Cotton bill tries to rewrite the terms of the nuclear deal unilaterally.

Posted October 13th, 2017

The Fanatical Nuclear Deal Saboteurs Return

Cotton’s “fix” amounts to to making impossible demands in the hopes of blowing up the agreement.

Posted October 5th, 2017

The Nuclear Deal Saboteurs Are Back

Tillerson should ignore the senators’ letter.

Posted July 12th, 2017

Trump Caves to GOP Hard-liners Yet Again

It is a worrying sign that the administration will simply cave to the most hawkish members in the party over anything.

Posted March 14th, 2017

Trump’s Hawkish Advisers and Iran

Trump’s advisers seem certain to advise him to do things that not only jeopardize the nuclear deal but also potentially put the U.S. on a collision course with Iran.

Posted November 18th, 2016

The Nuclear Deal and the Ten Sailors

The episode was resolved as quickly and peacefully as it was because of the direct channels of communication created by the diplomatic exchanges over the nuclear issue.

Posted January 13th, 2016

Cotton’s Unhinged Syria Policy

In place of a proxy war, Cotton would risk a major war with a nuclear-armed state.

Posted November 25th, 2015

Tom Cotton and the Hawkish Syria Panic

Russia’s deeper involvement in Syria’s civil war isn’t a “near catastrophe” for U.S. foreign policy.

Posted October 1st, 2015

Cotton’s Recipe for Unending Conflict

As usual, Tom Cotton favors aimless, unfocused interventionism.

Posted August 19th, 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

How Threat Inflation Thrives

The U.S. keeps paying a price for overestimating threats to our security and for overreacting to the exaggerated threats.

Posted June 8th, 2015

Cotton and Rubio’s Own Goal

Iran hawks seem to specialize in using the most counterproductive and ham-fisted tactics.

Posted May 5th, 2015

Cotton’s Clumsy Attack on Zarif

Far from hurting Zarif at home, the episode will likely have the opposite effect.

Posted April 30th, 2015