Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “JCPOA”

Rubio and the Iran Hawks’ Petty Grudge Against Kerry

Rubio’s attempt to get a former Secretary of State brought up on charges for having conversations with another country’s foreign minister is very ill-advised.

Posted September 18th, 2018

Trump’s Iran Stunt and ‘International Order’

The Trump administration has absolutely no credibility to chide any other government about lack of respect for international order when it has made a habit of running roughshod over it.

Posted September 7th, 2018

Trump’s Pointless U.N. Stunt

If one wanted to find someone to deliver a rebuke to Iran, one could scarcely ask for a worse, less credible messenger than Trump.

Posted September 4th, 2018

The Growing Costs of Reneging on the Nuclear Deal

This is what a foreign policy completely divorced from the interests of both the United States and our genuine allies looks like.

Posted September 4th, 2018

The Iran Obsession Strikes Again

The entire exercise is likely to be embarrassing for the U.S. because it will underscore just how isolated our government is following the president’s destructive decision to renege on the JCPOA.

Posted September 4th, 2018

The Trump Administration’s Cruel Collective Punishment of the Iranian People

The Trump administration has no interest in what Iranians affected by their policies say about those policies, and they aren’t bothered by the damage that they’re doing to the entire population.

Posted August 30th, 2018

Iran Is Complying with the Nuclear Deal Despite U.S. Violations

The IAEA has found Iran to be in compliance with the terms of the nuclear deal twelve consecutive times.

Posted August 30th, 2018

Europe Fights Back on Iran Sanctions

Our European allies regard U.S. attempts to coerce them into complying with Trump’s destructive decision to renege on the nuclear deal as an illegal and obnoxious interference in their affairs.

Posted August 28th, 2018

Our Unjust and Stupid Iran Policy

It is extremely unlikely to produce the changes in regime behavior that the administration claims to want, but it will punish tens of millions of people for no good reason.

Posted August 23rd, 2018

Our Sanctions Addiction

Sanctions addicts are under the mistaken impression that they can force the targeted state to change its behavior.

Posted August 21st, 2018

Europe Shouldn’t Give Up on the Nuclear Deal

There should be no illusions that a “new” or “better” deal is available.

Posted August 21st, 2018

The Lies Nuclear Deal Opponents Tell

No one seriously interested in preventing nuclear proliferation would want to scrap a major nonproliferation agreement, but that is what Trump did on Bolton’s advice and with Netanyahu’s enthusiastic support.

Posted August 20th, 2018

The Perils of Trump’s Iran Obsession

Obsessing over a non-existent Iranian threat to U.S. interests obviously has nothing to do with American security.

Posted August 13th, 2018

The Costs of Reneging on the Nuclear Deal

It isn’t possible to trash one of the most significant diplomatic agreements of the last several decades and then get the other parties that you just betrayed to come back to the table.

Posted August 13th, 2018

China and Germany Reject Trump’s Threats

Trump’s Iran policy is illegitimate in the eyes of almost every other government in the world.

Posted August 8th, 2018

Trump’s Iran Derangement Is Getting Worse

The Iran obsession has nothing to do with advancing American interests and it is putting unnecessary strain on U.S. relationships with some of our closest allies.

Posted August 7th, 2018

Sanctions and Trump’s Disdain for Diplomacy

Iran hawks have been pushing for more sanctions on Iran for the purpose of sabotaging any further engagement, and Trump has given them exactly what they wanted.

Posted August 6th, 2018