Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “JCPOA”

The 2020 Democratic Field and the Nuclear Deal

Rejoining the nuclear deal is the right thing for the U.S. to do.

Posted March 19th, 2019

Why Iran Hawks Don’t Want to Understand Iran

In general, our own hard-liners aren’t interested in understanding what goes on inside Iran except insofar as they can exploit it to justify more aggressive policies.

Posted March 19th, 2019

O’Rourke’s Presidential Campaign Makes No Sense

O’Rourke doesn’t have a signature issue in the same way that Obama did, and he doesn’t have anything else he can point to in his record that the many other more experienced candidates lack.

Posted March 14th, 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

Trump’s Wasted Presidency

In practice, Trump’s presidency has been defined by rejecting successful diplomatic agreements and repeating or continuing the other mistakes of his predecessors.

Posted March 5th, 2019

Bolton the Ideologue

The result is that an ideologue answerable to no one but the president has acquired unusually great influence over the substance of major foreign policy decisions.

Posted March 5th, 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

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

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

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

Today’s Rift with Europe Echoes the Iraq War Debate

The only reason to promote the lie that Iran seeks nuclear weapons is to create a pretext for war.

Posted February 17th, 2019

Pence’s Insulting Warsaw Speech

Pence’s speech confirms that the administration’s Iran obsession is an intense and destructive as ever.

Posted February 14th, 2019

Pompeo’s Botched Warsaw Conference

Trump and Pompeo are too diplomatically inept to notice there is no international consensus on their Iran policy.

Posted February 13th, 2019

The U.S. Should Rejoin the Nuclear Deal Without New Demands

If the deal does all that they claim (and it does), it would be churlish at best to insist on extracting additional concessions now.

Posted February 12th, 2019

Bolton and Trump’s Obvious Lies About Iran

Bolton and Trump are attempting to promote the lie that Iran is still seeking nuclear weapons to justify their aggressive and bankrupt Iran policy.

Posted February 11th, 2019

The Silliness of Demanding a ‘New’ Deal with Iran

The deal-breakers in the White House should be offering Iran incentives to bring them to the table.

Posted February 11th, 2019