Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “France”

Our Allies Are Right Not to Trust the U.S. on Iran

When you see the administration paving the way for a new war, don’t be fooled when they claim that they aren’t seeking the thing they have been pursuing for months.

Posted May 15th, 2019

There Is No ‘Better’ Deal Than the JCPOA

Unless the U.S. rejoins the agreement as it is and begins honoring our side of the bargain, Iran has no reason to talk to Washington.

Posted April 24th, 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 Nuclear Deal and ‘Credibility’

The nuclear deal has been delivering excellent results, but Iran hawks have never cared about that.

Posted February 7th, 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

Trump and the Myth of ‘Disengagement’

Houellebecq makes a mistake common to defenders of Trump’s foreign policy: he invests great importance in the fleeting, superficial rhetoric that the president sometimes uses while ignoring the president’s actions.

Posted December 14th, 2018

The Bogus ‘Credibility’ Argument Five Years Later

It is perhaps fitting that belief in the “credibility” argument is itself essentially an article of faith for a certain kind of foreign policy analyst.

Posted September 13th, 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 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 Persistent Iran Delusions

Another case of Trump declaring victory when nothing has changed.

Posted July 17th, 2018

The Stupidity of Trying to ‘Rewrite’ the Nuclear Deal

“Rewriting” the requirements of an agreement made in good faith is a dishonest and treacherous way to deal with other governments.

Posted April 27th, 2018