Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “IRGC”

Trump’s Iran Disinformation Campaign

The Trump administration’s message isn’t true, and its recipients know that better than anyone.

Posted July 25th, 2019

Bolstering the Regime Through Sanctions

It is one of the many absurdities of Trump’s Iran policy that an economic war that is supposed to undermine the regime has actually bolstered it.

Posted July 11th, 2019

Sanctions Destroy Hope and Strengthen Repression

“Maximum pressure” strengthens repression and destroys ordinary Iranians’ hopes.

Posted June 30th, 2019

Sanctions Strangle the People While the IRGC Thrives

Ever since the U.S. reimposed sanctions without justification, the IRGC has been thriving and the Iranian people have been suffering for nothing.

Posted June 17th, 2019

Trump’s Iran Policy Won’t ‘Work’, and That’s a Good Thing

The only reason to seek the collapse of Iran’s government is if you want to subject tens of millions more people to chaos, upheaval, and war for years to come.

Posted April 25th, 2019

Trump’s Two-Faced Iran Policy

It has become standard practice for this administration to describe its Iran policy as the opposite of what it is.

Posted April 22nd, 2019

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Radhya Almutawakel. Bernie Sanders profiles the Yemeni human rights activist and co-founder …

Posted April 19th, 2019

Trump’s Sanctions Kill Iranian Reforms

Far from turning Iranians against their government, the administration’s sanctions and threats are giving Iranians of all political stripes a reason to side with their government against unreasonable foreign demands.

Posted April 17th, 2019

The Economic ‘Forever War’ on Iran

The economic “forever war” on Iran will keep the regime in place while destroying the people’s aspirations for a better future.

Posted April 15th, 2019

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The weak suffer what they must. Afrah Nasser describes the appalling conditions …

Posted April 12th, 2019

Trump Is Laying the Groundwork for War

Repeatedly calling Iran a “terrorist nation,” it’s clear Trump never had any regard for the country or its people.

Posted April 9th, 2019

Trump’s Irresponsible IRGC Decision

U.S. designation of a branch of Iran’s military as terrorists is an obvious gift to Iranian hard-liners.

Posted April 8th, 2019

Trump Gives Hard-liners Whatever They Want

Designating the IRGC has been on their wish list for years because they want to ratchet up tensions with Iran and make diplomatic engagement impossible.

Posted April 8th, 2019

The Price of Relentless Hostility

The Saudis know they have nothing to fear from the Trump administration, and the Iranian government concludes that it has nothing to gain from talking to them.

Posted April 7th, 2019

The Increasingly Dangerous Iran Obsession

Labeling part of another state’s military terrorists is what you do if you are looking to provoke an attack or launch an attack on that state.

Posted April 5th, 2019

The Iran Obsession Keeps Getting Worse

The administration’s plans would be guaranteed to increase tensions with Iran and sour relations with the Iraqi government.

Posted March 19th, 2019

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Tougher U.S. sanctions will enrich the IRGC. Esfandyar Batmanghelidj explains how reimposed …

Posted October 5th, 2018