Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “EU”

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

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

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