Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Brian Hook”

Hawks Distort Iran’s Past and Present

The Trump administration’s Iran policy relies on distorting and twisting reality.

Posted May 21st, 2019

Iran Hawks and ‘Normal’ Countries

Like other Iran hawks, Hook cannot acknowledge, much less accept, that Iran has legitimate security interests just as any other state does.

Posted April 8th, 2019

Sanctions Devastate the People, But They Strengthen the Regime

The harm done to the civilian population by the “maximum pressure” campaign isn’t unexpected or unintentional. Hurting the civilian population is essential to the administration’s policy.

Posted April 3rd, 2019

Ending U.S. Support for the War Is Not ‘Abandoning’ Yemen

The administration is demanding that we continue to abandon the people of Yemen to famine, poverty, and despair so that our monstrous client states remain satisfied.

Posted November 29th, 2018

Iran Sanctions Are Unjust Collective Punishment

Strangling an entire country’s economy is necessarily a hostile act against the civilian population, and there is no way that it couldn’t be.

Posted November 5th, 2018

Trump’s Bankrupt Iran Policy

It is no wonder that the Iranian government has no interest in “negotiations” that amount to capitulation.

Posted September 19th, 2018

The Wrecking of the State Department Hasn’t Stopped

Career department officials can be forgiven for assuming that the purpose of gutting the department has been to make it so useless that it can be ignored.

Posted October 17th, 2017