Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Emmanuel Macron”

Our Endless, Illegal War in Syria

An open-ended military mission to police part of Syria and oppose Iranian influence is dangerous, unnecessary, and not in the American interest.

Posted September 6th, 2018

What Is Trump’s Trade War Supposed to Accomplish?

Like any coercive tactic, it will breed resentment and encourage resistance among the affected nations.

Posted June 1st, 2018

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The Saudis tell more lies about Yemen. Stephen Snyder reports on the …

Posted April 27th, 2018

Trump’s Terrible Reasons for Reneging on the Nuclear Deal

The U.S. will be declaring to the world that it doesn’t honor its commitments and looks for excuses to back out of agreements even when they are working perfectly.

Posted April 25th, 2018

Macron Isn’t Saving the Nuclear Deal

Macron is just rewarding Trump’s bad behavior by trying to cater to his unreasonable demands.

Posted April 25th, 2018

Iran Has No Interest in a ‘New Deal’

The nuclear deal with Iran doesn’t need to be “fixed” or built upon or “enlarged.”

Posted April 25th, 2018

Trump’s ‘Strong and Lasting Footprint’ in Syria Means Indefinite Occupation

If the U.S. leaves a “strong and lasting footprint” in Syria, that implies that there will be some U.S. forces there indefinitely.

Posted April 24th, 2018

The Fantasy of a ‘New Deal’ with Iran

Macron is proposing that Iran will somehow give up more under less international pressure and will make concessions on a range of issues that Iran doesn’t even consider to be up for discussion.

Posted April 24th, 2018

‘The Mistakes of the Middle Ages’

The worst, most destructive confessional wars in European history did not take place in “the Middle Ages.”

Posted May 10th, 2017

Macron’s Empty Victory

The striking thing about Macron’s landslide win is how little genuine enthusiasm there is for him or his agenda.

Posted May 8th, 2017

Victory for The Discredited Status Quo in France

Macron’s agenda is mostly the continuation of the same policies that have generated enormous contempt for France’s political class

Posted April 24th, 2017