Daniel Larison

Posts in category “foreign policy”

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

How to end the war in Yemen. April Longley Alley urges the …

Posted October 18th, 2019

The Absurdity of the Iran Obsession

The U.S. needs to stop catering to its regional clients by adopting their rivals as ours, and it needs to pursue genuine, sustained engagement with Iran to reduce tensions and to contribute to the stabilization of the region.

Posted October 17th, 2019

Trump’s Failed Foreign Policy in Miniature

The Erdogan letter is Trump’s failed foreign policy in miniature: ignorant, blustering, threatening, and ineffectual.

Posted October 17th, 2019

Trump’s Embarrassing Letter to Erdogan

In what universe would a message like this produce a favorable response?

Posted October 16th, 2019

Most Iranians Still Reject Pompeo’s Preposterous Demands

If we want to understand what the Iranian people want and how U.S. policy affects them, we should start listening to what they tell us.

Posted October 16th, 2019

Trump’s Iran Policy: How to Destroy Trust and Alienate People

Iranians are responding to U.S. betrayal in the same way that anyone would.

Posted October 16th, 2019

Pompeo and the Politicization of the State Department

Pompeo is arguably the most partisan Secretary of State in modern times, and the department’s politicization is an outgrowth of that.

Posted October 16th, 2019

Trump’s Sick ‘Surprise’ for Grieving British Parents

How devoid of empathy and common sense must someone be to think that this was the appropriate way to handle this matter?

Posted October 16th, 2019

U.S. Support for the War on Yemen Is a Regional Catastrophe

Our government has been supporting the mass starvation of millions of people in Yemen for more than four years, but somehow hawks never count that as a “regional catastrophe.”

Posted October 16th, 2019

Non-Interventionism and Thinking Seriously About Unnecessary Wars

Military intervention does not have to be an “enduring feature” of U.S. foreign policy.

Posted October 15th, 2019

The War on Diplomacy

The president is as hostile to genuine diplomacy rooted in compromise as he is overconfident in his own negotiating skills.

Posted October 15th, 2019

Attack of the Revisionists

As he often does, Mead is using bad history in the service of a weak argument.

Posted October 14th, 2019

Reduce Regional Tensions By Ending the War on Yemen

Finding a way to bring the war on Yemen to an end is the best thing for Yemen and the wider region.

Posted October 14th, 2019

The Sanctions Addicts Look For Their Next Fix

There should be consequences for the Turkish invasion, but broad economic sanctions shouldn’t be among them.

Posted October 14th, 2019

Trump Puts the Saudis First, As Usual

Trump goes out of his way to shower them with weapons and sends more troops to defend a war criminal regime.

Posted October 13th, 2019

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

America is complicit in war crimes in Yemen. It’s time to hold …

Posted October 11th, 2019

Yemen’s Cholera Outbreak Is About to Get Worse

Once again, a decision by the Hadi government has imposed greater hardship on the suffering people of Yemen.

Posted October 11th, 2019