Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Donald Trump”

Good Riddance to ‘Arab NATO’

Like every other part of the Trump administration’s anti-Iranian “strategy,” the attempt to create an explicitly anti-Iranian security organization has flopped due to lack of interest.

Posted February 19th, 2019

A Reality Check on Our Absurd Venezuela Policy

Now the U.S. is in the absurd position of supporting a “legitimate” government with no power.

Posted February 19th, 2019

The Fantasies of Regime Changers

These fantasies are rooted in grossly overestimating the power of our government to affect political change in other countries and exaggerating the vulnerability of the targeted regime.

Posted February 19th, 2019

Trump’s Irresponsible Venezuela Speech

There is almost no message less likely to spur defections from the Venezuelan military than this one, and there is no messenger less suited to delivering it than Trump.

Posted February 18th, 2019

The Pitfalls of Weaponizing Aid Deliveries

Taken together with the imposition of sanctions on Venezuela’s oil sector, the attempt to use aid as a political weapon to achieve regime change is particularly cruel.

Posted February 17th, 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

The U.S. Will Regret Interfering in Venezuela

There is usually a dangerous combination of hubris and failure to anticipate setbacks in every regime change policy, and this one is no exception.

Posted February 15th, 2019

Yemen’s Humanitarian Catastrophe Keeps Getting Worse

These are the horrors that U.S. support for the war on Yemen helps make possible.

Posted February 14th, 2019

Trump’s Fatally Flawed Iran Policy

Iran hawks imagine that they can strangle and choke an entire nation, and then that nation will spontaneously fall in line.

Posted February 14th, 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

House Passes H.J.Res 37, 248-177

Despite the fear-mongering of pro-Saudi hawks, most House members understood that the war serves no American interests.

Posted February 13th, 2019

Pompeo’s Botched Warsaw Conference

Trump and Pompeo are too diplomatically inept to notice there is no international consensus on their Iran policy.

Posted February 13th, 2019

Trump’s Anti-Iran Propaganda Backfires

Trump’s attempt to use an image of Iranian protest to promote his bankrupt Iran policy blew up in his face.

Posted February 12th, 2019

The U.S. Should Rejoin the Nuclear Deal Without New Demands

If the deal does all that they claim (and it does), it would be churlish at best to insist on extracting additional concessions now.

Posted February 12th, 2019

Bolton and Trump’s Obvious Lies About Iran

Bolton and Trump are attempting to promote the lie that Iran is still seeking nuclear weapons to justify their aggressive and bankrupt Iran policy.

Posted February 11th, 2019

The Silliness of Demanding a ‘New’ Deal with Iran

The deal-breakers in the White House should be offering Iran incentives to bring them to the table.

Posted February 11th, 2019

Bullying Iraq in the Name of the Iran Obsession

The Trump administration is wrong to pressure Iraq’s government to take obviously self-destructive actions.

Posted February 11th, 2019