Author Archives: Daniel Larison

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.

Trump’s Dangerous Iran Delusions

The delusions are easy to laugh at, but they have serious consequences for U.S. policy.

A Shameful Op-Ed on Yemen

Carrying water for the Saudis and Emiratis has nothing to do with demonstrating support for the people of Yemen.

Bolton’s Iran Lies and the Credulous Media

Bolton is still jabbering about a nuclear weapons program that doesn’t exist in 2019.

Don’t Fall for Pompeo’s Propaganda

The Trump administration wants to stretch the 2001 AUMF beyond all recognition and apply it to a country that had nothing to do with 9/11 and still has nothing to do with Al Qaeda’s activities.

How Sanctions Kill Diplomacy

That is exactly what Bolton and other Iran hawks have been seeking, and once again the president gave them exactly what they wanted when they wanted it.

The Cruelty and Arrogance of Sanctions

A president who routinely inflicts collective punishment on tens of millions of people in one country after another is not terribly worried about the lives of others.

Iranians Laugh at Trump’s New Sanctions

The administration has nothing but disdain for diplomacy and contempt for Iran, and they really hate the idea of diplomacy with Iran.

‘You Get Sanctions! And You Get Sanctions!’

The president and his officials are determined to continue lying about Iran and its nuclear program to justify their destructive policy.

‘Maximum Pressure’ Fails in Venezuela, Too

Trump’s imposition of sanctions earlier this year was a disastrous mistake.

Pompeo’s Appalling Yemen Lies

If anyone can be blamed for conceiving of and perpetuating the humanitarian crisis in Yemen, it is the Saudi and Emirati governments that the U.S. has supported for years.

More Sanctions = More Suffocation of the Iranian People

The predictable result of the destructive Iran policy has been to destroy the hopes and aspirations of Iranians and to deprive them of the things they need to live and work.

Hook’s Message: Trust Us, We’re Unreliable

Hook is telling Iran that they have no reason to negotiate a new agreement, since no agreement with the U.S. can now be counted on to outlast the administration that makes it.

The Laughable ‘Credibility’ Argument

If preventive war is committing suicide for fear of death, going to war over “credibility” amounts to jumping off a cliff for fear of embarrassment.

The Bogus ‘Credibility’ Argument Rides Again

All of the same painfully stupid arguments are back, and they have only gotten worse with repetition.

Bolton’s Brazen Iran Lies Never Stop

He knows perfectly well that Iran isn’t seeking nuclear weapons, but he chooses to lie about all of this because that gets him closer to his goals of war and regime change.

Presidential Wars Are Illegal Wars

Today the president assumes he can bypass Congress entirely and order unjustified attacks without even giving Congressional leaders advance notice.

The Poisonous Fruit of the Iran Obsession

It is not up to the president to decide on a whim to start a foreign war, and he doesn’t deserve applause when he calls off an illegal attack that he isn’t allowed to order in the first place.

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Bret Stephens, warmonger. Andrew Bacevich dissects Stephens’ recent distortion of history and …

We Narrowly Dodged the Bullet of War with Iran

We very narrowly dodged the bullet of starting a war with Iran tonight, and it would have been a war started for the stupidest of reasons.

The Iranian People Are Not Our Enemy

The Iranian people are not and never have been our enemy.

← Older posts