Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “James Stavridis”

Spinning the Saudi Menace

Iran hawks cannot honestly describe what the Saudis are doing in the region.

Posted January 22nd, 2018

A Blockade of North Korea Would Be Folly

Imposing a naval blockade would add an enormous, costly burden that the U.S. doesn’t need.

Posted September 13th, 2017

The Hawkish Fantasy of an Iranian ‘Empire’

Iran’s so-called “empire” is imaginary, and it is invented by people that need to make Iran into a much larger threat than it is.

Posted November 3rd, 2016

Stavridis’ Dangerous Ideas

Since he retired, Stavridis has been offering up a number of bad policy recommendations and wrongheaded arguments.

Posted July 12th, 2016

A Formal Alliance with Israel Is a Terrible Idea

A formal alliance between the U.S. and Israel virtually guarantees that the U.S. will be pulled into many more unnecessary wars in the region.

Posted September 25th, 2015

Getting Iran Wrong

Hawks have every incentive to try to use Iran’s ancient history and crude stereotypes about Iranians for the purpose of threat inflation and sowing distrust.

Posted July 2nd, 2015

Iran’s “Imperial Ambitions” Are Greatly Exaggerated

Iran’s regional reach is very limited.

Posted June 30th, 2015