Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Esfandyar Batmanghelidj”

Trump Inflicts More Collective Punishment on Iranians

The Trump administration is strangling an entire country economically in the hopes of making people desperate enough to get themselves killed by a regime that is more than capable of harshly suppressing protest.

Posted May 8th, 2019

Imagining An Iran Policy Not Defined by Reflexive Hostility

Rejoining the nuclear deal won’t solve the underlying problem of reflexive hostility that has poisoned relations between our countries for decades.

Posted April 29th, 2019

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Putting Iranian people before non-proliferation. Esfandyar Batmanghelidj considers the effects of Trump’s …

Posted April 26th, 2019

The Collective Punishment of Strangling the Iranian People

Trump’s policy is all risk and no discernible benefit for the U.S. while causing enormous harm to millions.

Posted April 22nd, 2019

The Economic ‘Forever War’ on Iran

The economic “forever war” on Iran will keep the regime in place while destroying the people’s aspirations for a better future.

Posted April 15th, 2019

Pompeo’s Crocodile Tears for Iranian Flood Victims

Iran hawks are very loud in professing their support for the people when they think it furthers their goal of regime change, but when it comes to offering practical assistance to Iranians in need they have virtually nothing to say.

Posted April 2nd, 2019

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Saudi Arabia and the UAE are starving Yemenis to death. Radhya Almutawakel …

Posted November 9th, 2018

Punishing Iran for Doing the Right Thing

The policy punishes Iranians for doing the right things and inflicts suffering on all of them because of the wrongdoing of a few.

Posted November 5th, 2018

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

This is America’s Middle East strategy on steroids. Stephen Walt explains that …

Posted October 19th, 2018

How Iran Sanctions Hurt the Iranian People

The administration is not only doing its best to strangle Iran’s economy and impoverish the population, but it is also effectively depriving Iranians of access to basic humanitarian goods.

Posted October 16th, 2018

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Tougher U.S. sanctions will enrich the IRGC. Esfandyar Batmanghelidj explains how reimposed …

Posted October 5th, 2018

The Cruelty and Stupidity of Iran Sanctions

Sanctions are strangling ordinary Iranians while it makes the hard-liners rich.

Posted October 5th, 2018

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Why does the U.S. support war crimes in Yemen? Paul Pillar objects …

Posted September 7th, 2018

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Trump’s betrayal of American and European diplomacy. Daniel DePetris criticizes the president’s …

Posted May 18th, 2018

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

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

Posted April 27th, 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