Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Britain”

Scottish Court Hands Johnson Another Defeat

This ruling could be one of the most significant blows to his government.

Posted September 11th, 2019

Trump Is Repudiating Diplomacy with Iran

If you don’t want to negotiate with a government’s fully empowered chief negotiator, you don’t want to negotiate.

Posted August 1st, 2019

Johnson Will Be the New Prime Minister

Johnson will have the advantage of being judged by a very low standard, because 50% expect he will be a poor or terrible prime minister.

Posted July 23rd, 2019

Terrible Hawkish ‘Analysis’ Makes War More Likely

Iran isn’t seeking a crisis or a conflict, and were it not for the unjust economic war being waged against them none of this would be happening.

Posted July 23rd, 2019

Pompeo’s Distorting Ideological Lens

Pompeo doesn’t want to understand why Iran’s behavior has become more combative, not least since that would show the administration’s Iran policy to be a dangerous failure.

Posted July 22nd, 2019

Trump Picks a Fight with Britain Over Nothing

Now that Hunt has responded directly, the fight that Trump started over nothing will likely get worse and do further harm to U.S.-U.K. ties.

Posted July 9th, 2019

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Sanctions: Trump’s cruel substitute for an actual Iran policy. Barbara Slavin criticizes …

Posted June 28th, 2019

Don’t Give the Iran Hawks What They Want

To continue pushing for additional sanctions and confrontation is to bring us closer to that war that the Iran hawks disingenuously tell us they don’t want.

Posted June 15th, 2019

Threatening Europe Over INSTEX Is Insane

Threatening to sanction European officials and companies for making use of this mechanism shows just how irrational and destructive U.S. policy is.

Posted May 29th, 2019

Our Allies Are Right Not to Trust the U.S. on Iran

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.

Posted May 15th, 2019

Debunking the Administration’s Iran Hysteria

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

Posted May 14th, 2019

Pompeo’s Oafish Diplomacy

The Secretary of State is an exceptionally bad diplomat.

Posted May 8th, 2019

There Is No ‘Better’ Deal Than the JCPOA

Unless the U.S. rejoins the agreement as it is and begins honoring our side of the bargain, Iran has no reason to talk to Washington.

Posted April 24th, 2019

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The Army’s Iraq war history: truth-telling or myth-making? Mark Perry reviews the …

Posted March 1st, 2019

The Iran Obsession Is Wrecking Our Relations with Europe

The Trump administration is sacrificing good relations with major allies for the sake of throwing away a successful nonproliferation agreement.

Posted February 24th, 2019

Today’s Rift with Europe Echoes the Iraq War Debate

The only reason to promote the lie that Iran seeks nuclear weapons is to create a pretext for war.

Posted February 17th, 2019

Pence’s Insulting Warsaw Speech

Pence’s speech confirms that the administration’s Iran obsession is an intense and destructive as ever.

Posted February 14th, 2019