Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “EU”

Trump’s Mindless Cuba Policy

Trump is throwing another bone to the hard-liners that have been driving U.S. Cuba and Venezuela policy.

Posted April 16th, 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

The Growing Costs of the Iran Obsession

Our allies are determined to press ahead with this initiative not only because they want to protect the nuclear deal from U.S. sabotage, but also because they see it as a means of asserting their own independence in foreign policy.

Posted February 1st, 2019

Europe Fights to Keep the Nuclear Deal Alive

This action shows that European governments are prepared to back up their commitments under the JCPOA and won’t be bullied into giving up on a major nonproliferation agreement.

Posted January 28th, 2019

The Growing Rift with Europe Over Iran

The administration’s attempt to cajole European allies into falling in line behind unjustified punitive measures against Iran isn’t likely to work.

Posted January 17th, 2019

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

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

Posted September 7th, 2018

The Growing Costs of Reneging on the Nuclear Deal

This is what a foreign policy completely divorced from the interests of both the United States and our genuine allies looks like.

Posted September 4th, 2018

Europe Fights Back on Iran Sanctions

Our European allies regard U.S. attempts to coerce them into complying with Trump’s destructive decision to renege on the nuclear deal as an illegal and obnoxious interference in their affairs.

Posted August 28th, 2018

Europe Shouldn’t Give Up on the Nuclear Deal

There should be no illusions that a “new” or “better” deal is available.

Posted August 21st, 2018

Trump’s Obnoxious Meddling in Britain

It is a measure of how deeply loathed he is in the U.K. that Trump’s embrace of Johnson and his criticism of May are likely to doom Johnson’s prospects and bolster support for the prime minister.

Posted July 12th, 2018

Boris Johnson Leaves Again

Both May and the U.K. are running out of time to secure an agreement to salvage something from the shambles that her government has made of this process.

Posted July 9th, 2018

Waging a Trade War That No One Supports

The only one that seems likely to benefit from this quarreling among allies is China while we hurt each other for no reason.

Posted June 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

A new history of Arabia, written in stone. Elias Muhanna describes the …

Posted June 1st, 2018