Daniel Larison

Posts in category “foreign policy”

The Collective Punishment of Strangling the Iranian People

It is difficult to come up with a policy that is all downside risk and no discernible benefit for the U.S. while causing enormous harm to millions of people without good cause, but that is what Trump’s bankrupt Iran policy does.

Posted April 22nd, 2019

Trump’s Two-Faced Iran Policy

It has become standard practice for this administration to describe its Iran policy as the opposite of what it is.

Posted April 22nd, 2019

The Iraq War Was a Crime, Not a ‘Tragedy’

It was a crime committed for the worst reasons rather than the best motives.

Posted April 21st, 2019

Our Iran Policy Is Run By Fanatics

Refusing to offer new sanctions waivers is the latest sign that Trump is once again giving in to the most extreme Iran hawks.

Posted April 21st, 2019

Trump’s Destructive Decision to Embrace Haftar

By encouraging Haftar’s offensive, Trump is giving jihadists a reprieve while he indulges reckless clients in their power play to the detriment of Libya’s people and regional stability.

Posted April 20th, 2019

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Radhya Almutawakel. Bernie Sanders profiles the Yemeni human rights activist and co-founder …

Posted April 19th, 2019

Taking the Wrong Side in Libya

The Trump administration is taking sides in Libya’s civil war, and thanks to the president’s bad judgment our government is taking the wrong side.

Posted April 19th, 2019

Cholera Outbreak Continues to Surge in Yemen

The conditions are ripe for another explosion of cholera that could claim thousands more lives.

Posted April 18th, 2019

Trump’s Self-Destructive Infatuation with the Saudis

The more that Trump tries to shield the Saudis from the consequences of their actions, the worse it will get for him and the Saudis in Congress and with the public.

Posted April 18th, 2019

The Shameful Yemen Veto and Trump’s Foreign Policy

His Yemen veto shows that he will do everything he can to keep an unjust and horrific war going for as long as possible when it is within his power to end U.S. involvement.

Posted April 18th, 2019

The Illegal and Immoral War on Yemen

U.S. involvement in the war on Yemen is illegal and unconstitutional, and one way or another Congress and the public will bring it to an end.

Posted April 17th, 2019

Trump’s Sanctions Kill Iranian Reforms

Far from turning Iranians against their government, the administration’s sanctions and threats are giving Iranians of all political stripes a reason to side with their government against unreasonable foreign demands.

Posted April 17th, 2019

Yemenis Will Pay the Price for Trump’s Veto

When Trump vetoed S.J.Res. 7, he was proving yet again that he valued good relations with despotic war criminals more than the lives of the many millions of Yemenis being starved and subjected to the most horrific conditions imaginable.

Posted April 17th, 2019

A Weak Defense for an Indefensible Veto

Trump’s statement in defense of his indefensible veto is exceptionally weak and dishonest, and members of Congress should treat his message with the contempt it deserves.

Posted April 17th, 2019

Trump’s Shameful Yemen Veto Defines His Presidency

With this veto, he has defined his presidency with his abject subservience to Riyadh and his complete indifference to the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.

Posted April 16th, 2019

Trump’s Mindless Cuba Policy

Trump is throwing another bone to the hard-liners that have been driving U.S. Cuba and Venezuela policy.

Posted April 16th, 2019

The Fanaticism of Nuclear Deal Opponents

An agreement that prevents Iran from building nuclear weapons cannot be a threat to anyone except the warmongers that seek to use the nuclear issue as a pretext for conflict.

Posted April 16th, 2019