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About Daniel Larison
Daniel Larison is a senior editor at TAC, where he also keeps a solo blog. He has been published in the New York Times Book Review, Dallas Morning News, Orthodox Life, Front Porch Republic, The American Scene, and Culture11, and was a columnist for The Week. He holds a PhD in history from the University of Chicago, and resides in Dallas. Follow him on Twitter.
Yemen’s war a “test of our humanity,” and we are badly failing …
The Trump administration has pursued a policy of relentless hostility towards Iran, and then they misread normal actions as a new threat.
The health and development of millions of Yemenis will permanently harmed by the effects of this war long after the fighting stops.
The president doesn’t seem to mind letting Bolton do whatever he wants as long as it doesn’t make Trump look like he’s not in control.
It is our constant overreaching and threat inflation that are the real threats to the United States.
U.S. officials have not produced any evidence to support allegations that the threat from Iran and its proxies has increased.
Trump is the president, but he is an exceptionally weak one who lets his appointees run amok at great risk to U.S. security.
Even if Trump doesn’t want a war, he shows no awareness of how close to the brink his destructive Iran policy has brought our two countries.
When you see the administration paving the way for a new war, don’t be fooled when they claim that they aren’t seeking the thing they have been pursuing for months.
Pompeo and Friedman’s op-ed supporting the administration’s support of flouting international law is a joke.
The current administration has lied so often and so brazenly about so many things, especially as it relates to Iran, that we have to assume that they are making things up again to create a crisis
War with Iran would give new meaning to “going it alone.”
NATO expansion has been a mistake for the U.S. because the U.S. didn’t need to add any more security commitments in Europe or anywhere else after the end of the Cold War.
Blaming Iran for the famine and destruction in Yemen is nothing but the most shameless pro-Saudi propaganda, so I suppose it is what we would expect from an Iran hawk at a gathering of even more rabid Iran hawks.
It is imperative that Congress and the media not permit Trump and his advisers to turn the Strait of Hormuz into the next Gulf of Tonkin.
If the client relationship can’t be salvaged and no longer benefits the U.S., that is when it should be downgraded and U.S. support should be permanently curtailed.
Other sanctioned governments can see that Iran gained nothing from complying with previous demands, and they can reasonably conclude that they won’t benefit from cooperating with the U.S.
Our bankrupt Iran policy works to wreck Iranians’ present while also helping to steal their future.
All that it takes to get Trump to rewrite U.S. policy according to their preferences is to ask him to do their bidding and he readily agrees.
It is too bad that so many analysts and pundits are wasting time complaining about the candidates’ imaginary neglect of the issues when it seems that they are the ones neglecting what the candidates are saying and doing.← Older posts
from The American Conservative