Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Germany”

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

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

Pompeo’s Berlin Blunder

The German government will reasonably conclude that a major alliance and trading relationship with Europe’s biggest economy matters much less to the Trump administration than indulging in anti-Iranian theatrics.

Posted May 8th, 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

Grenell the Toxic Ambassador

Grenell is an unusually ineffective and radioactive representative of U.S. interests in Germany.

Posted March 19th, 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

Bolton Uses WWI-Era Rhetoric to Promote a Cruel Iran Policy

If the Trump administration seeks to “squeeze them very hard,” as Bolton says, it is inevitable that the civilian population will suffer greatly as a result of that “squeezing.”

Posted November 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

It Is Time to End U.S. Involvement in the War on Yemen

When will the U.S. follow suit?

Posted September 4th, 2018