Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Iran”

Congress Must Reject Trump’s Bogus ‘Emergency’

There is no emergency that justifies the president’s extraordinary move to defy Congress on arms sales.

Posted May 24th, 2019

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The dangerous misperceptions that could push America to disaster. Steven Metz warns …

Posted May 24th, 2019

Iran Hawks’ Phony Interest in Normalization

The refusal to have the same normal ties with Iran is the exception that needs to be justified.

Posted May 23rd, 2019

Debunking Pompeo’s Lie About Iran and Al Qaeda

Yes, the reality is “kind of the opposite” of what Pompeo said because Pompeo was lying about the nature of the relationship.

Posted May 22nd, 2019

Why Iran Won’t Talk to Trump

Contrary to Trump’s thuggish approach to international relations, sending out “genocidal tweets” is not the way to gain respect and cooperation from other governments.

Posted May 21st, 2019

Hawks Distort Iran’s Past and Present

The Trump administration’s Iran policy relies on distorting and twisting reality.

Posted May 21st, 2019

Imagining a Better Iran Policy

Our government should be willing to support the aspirations of the Iranian people by ending the outrageous economic war waged against them, and it should choose to engage in normal trade and diplomacy with Iran instead.

Posted May 20th, 2019

Trump’s Big Lie About the Nuclear Deal

Trump’s declaration that he won’t “let” Iran have nuclear weapons is disturbing because it shows how divorced from reality he and his Iran policy are.

Posted May 20th, 2019

Trump’s Latest Unhinged Threat

The president reportedly does not want war with Iran, but it is hard to take that seriously when he makes cavalier threats about “ending” a nation of 80 million people.

Posted May 19th, 2019

Trump’s Failed and Costly Iran Policy

We can’t make sense of Trump’s relentless hostility to Iran and its people unless we remember to take his extreme bias in favor of these regional clients into account.

Posted May 19th, 2019

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Yemen’s war a “test of our humanity,” and we are badly failing …

Posted May 17th, 2019

The Weak President and the Fanatic

The president doesn’t seem to mind letting Bolton do whatever he wants as long as it doesn’t make Trump look like he’s not in control.

Posted May 16th, 2019

Threat Inflation Is The Real Threat to America

It is our constant overreaching and threat inflation that are the real threats to the United States.

Posted May 16th, 2019

Don’t Listen to the Iran Hawks’ Misinformation

U.S. officials have not produced any evidence to support allegations that the threat from Iran and its proxies has increased.

Posted May 15th, 2019

Trump Suddenly Discovers He Is Surrounded by Warmongers

Trump is the president, but he is an exceptionally weak one who lets his appointees run amok at great risk to U.S. security.

Posted May 15th, 2019

The Iran Obsession Has Made War Much More Likely

Even if Trump doesn’t want a war, he shows no awareness of how close to the brink his destructive Iran policy has brought our two countries.

Posted May 15th, 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