Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Iran”

Weld’s Underwhelming Foreign Policy Alternative

Weld isn’t doing himself any favors with so many tired and inadequate foreign policy arguments.

Posted October 9th, 2019

The Iranian Students Left in the Lurch

These students have been left in the lurch, and their academic careers have been put on hold for no good reason.

Posted October 9th, 2019

The Complete Failure of the War on Yemen

As usual, the people shrieking loudest about Iranian influence are the ones that have helped that influence to spread.

Posted October 2nd, 2019

The Bitter Fruit of Sanctions

Sanctions are causing Iran’s food imports to be cut off.

Posted October 2nd, 2019

Now Is the Time to End the Noxious Saudi Relationship

If ever there was a time to make a break with the Saudis, this is it.

Posted October 2nd, 2019

Iran Reframed

Iran Reframed is an insightful introduction to a side of Iran that most of us know little or nothing about.

Posted September 30th, 2019

The Failure of Shakedown ‘Diplomacy’

He expresses phony concern as he intimidates other countries into just “playing ball.”

Posted September 30th, 2019

Iran Won’t Cave to Trump’s Demands

The administration’s hope is to destabilize and bring down Iran’s government, but they have simultaneously underestimated Iran’s resilience and overrated the power of sanctions to force another state into submission.

Posted September 30th, 2019

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

New Trump Iran designation threatens humanitarian goods. Tyler Cullis explains why the …

Posted September 27th, 2019

End the Economic War on Iran

We need to recognize that seeking to suffocate another country into submission is a massive abuse of our government’s power.

Posted September 27th, 2019

Time Is Running Out to Salvage the JCPOA

The JCPOA has survived this long only because Iran has been willing to remain in it without benefiting from it.

Posted September 25th, 2019

The Saudi Coalition Slaughters More Yemenis With U.S. Support

While the war on Yemen has once again faded from view, the Saudi coalition continues to slaughter Yemeni civilians with impunity using U.S. weapons and assistance.

Posted September 24th, 2019

Lifting Sanctions Will Reduce the Chance of War

Unless one wants to see a war between the U.S. and Iran, the priority right now should be to scale back and lift sanctions to remove the cause of the current crisis. Of course, the Trump administration just did the opposite last week.

Posted September 23rd, 2019

Pompeo’s Arrogant Definition of ‘Diplomatic Resolution’

The victim doesn’t cooperate with the strangler as he tries to choke the life out of him, and economic warfare and threats aren’t diplomacy.

Posted September 23rd, 2019

Why Are Iranian Students Being Denied Entry?

The Trump administration frequently pretends to sympathize with the Iranian people, but in everything they do they demonstrate only hostility and contempt.

Posted September 22nd, 2019

New Sanctions Strangle the Iranian People Even More

Trump’s decision to impose additional sanctions will do even more harm to ordinary Iranians.

Posted September 22nd, 2019

The Inexhaustible Bad Faith of Iran Hawks

Much like Romney’s complaints about the “flaws” in New START, Cruz’s complaints about “sunset clauses” and the like are objections made in bad faith by someone who wants to demolish the entire structure.

Posted September 22nd, 2019