Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Iran”

The WSJ’s Despicable Defense of the War on Yemen

There is no foreign war so despicable and unjust that The Wall Street Journal won’t defend it to the end.

Posted March 18th, 2019

Pompeo’s Obnoxious Yemen Lies

It takes remarkable gall for the enablers of bombing and mass starvation to lecture anyone else on disregard for human life.

Posted March 15th, 2019

The Boundless Bad Faith of Trump’s Iran Policy

Trump’s Iran policy is a good example of what happens when bad faith arguments become the basis for U.S. policy decisions.

Posted March 11th, 2019

Maximalism Is the Death of Diplomacy

Unfortunately, the administration has boxed itself in with its all-or-nothing approach and its expansive list of conditions.

Posted March 11th, 2019

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The Hanoi summit was doomed from the start. Ankit Panda and Vipin …

Posted March 8th, 2019

Why ‘Maximum Pressure’ Doesn’t and Can’t Work

Especially when they are used to try to force radical changes to a regime’s security policies.

Posted March 6th, 2019

Our Illegal Syrian War Drags On

Even when Trump might initially make a defensible foreign policy decision, he is so malleable, unprincipled, and easily swayed by his hawkish advisers that he always backtracks and gives in to much or all of what they want.

Posted March 5th, 2019

The Many Hawkish Abuses of the Monroe Doctrine

The Monroe Doctrine is one of the most frequently misunderstood and misrepresented aspects of the history of U.S. foreign policy.

Posted March 3rd, 2019

For Bolton, Diplomatic Success Is Failure and Failure Is Success

Bolton hates every diplomatic agreement that has succeeded, and he applauds diplomatic breakdowns as successes.

Posted March 3rd, 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

Our Foreign Meddling Addiction

Many Americans are now so accustomed to having their government interfere in other countries’ affairs that they have come to expect it and eventually to demand it when it isn’t immediately forthcoming.

Posted February 26th, 2019

Zarif’s Resignation and Our Bankrupt Iran Policy

Iran hawks’ preferred policies have consistently empowered the political forces in Iran that are most hostile to the U.S.

Posted February 25th, 2019

Attacking Iran Would Be Criminal and Disastrous

It is not an accident that one of the most consistent and fanatical advocates for bombing Iran is John Bolton, whose seething contempt for international law and institutions is well-known.

Posted February 25th, 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

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

America: “indispensable nation” no more. Andrew Bacevich looks back at the hubris …

Posted February 22nd, 2019

Sanctioning Iran to Death

The Iranian people are being subjected to collective punishment because of the arbitrary whim of our president.

Posted February 22nd, 2019

Americans Want Greater Restraint in Foreign Policy

The survey is another piece of evidence that Americans increasingly favor greater restraint in foreign policy after almost two decades of unceasing foreign wars.

Posted February 20th, 2019