Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “JCPOA”

Why Iran Won’t Talk to Trump

Contrary to Trump’s thuggish approach to international relations, sending out “genocidal tweets” is not the way to gain respect and cooperation from other governments.

Posted May 21st, 2019

Hawks Distort Iran’s Past and Present

The Trump administration’s Iran policy relies on distorting and twisting reality.

Posted May 21st, 2019

Trump’s Big Lie About the Nuclear Deal

Trump’s declaration that he won’t “let” Iran have nuclear weapons is disturbing because it shows how divorced from reality he and his Iran policy are.

Posted May 20th, 2019

Trump’s Failed and Costly Iran Policy

We can’t make sense of Trump’s relentless hostility to Iran and its people unless we remember to take his extreme bias in favor of these regional clients into account.

Posted May 19th, 2019

Our Allies Are Right Not to Trust the U.S. on Iran

When you see the administration paving the way for a new war, don’t be fooled when they claim that they aren’t seeking the thing they have been pursuing for months.

Posted May 15th, 2019

Foreign Policy Myths and the 2020 Election

It is too bad that so many analysts and pundits are wasting time complaining about the candidates’ imaginary neglect of the issues when it seems that they are the ones neglecting what the candidates are saying and doing.

Posted May 11th, 2019

Trump Wants Iran’s Surrender, Not a ‘Deal’

The truth is that Trump and his officials have never wanted any kind of “deal” with Iran.

Posted May 9th, 2019

Iran’s Minimal Response to U.S. Violations of the Nuclear Deal

Because the U.S. has been violating its part of the agreement for a year, Iran is within its rights under the deal to take these steps.

Posted May 8th, 2019

Are the 2020 Democratic Candidates Ignoring Foreign Policy?

It isn’t true that none of them has focused on foreign policy as an important difference with the incumbent.

Posted May 7th, 2019

Imagining An Iran Policy Not Defined by Reflexive Hostility

Rejoining the nuclear deal won’t solve the underlying problem of reflexive hostility that has poisoned relations between our countries for decades.

Posted April 29th, 2019

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Putting Iranian people before non-proliferation. Esfandyar Batmanghelidj considers the effects of Trump’s …

Posted April 26th, 2019

There Is No ‘Better’ Deal Than the JCPOA

Unless the U.S. rejoins the agreement as it is and begins honoring our side of the bargain, Iran has no reason to talk to Washington.

Posted April 24th, 2019

The Nuclear Deal Saboteurs Aren’t Finished Yet

Revoking the waivers certainly makes no sense for U.S. interests, as any credible arms control expert would tell you.

Posted April 23rd, 2019

The Collective Punishment of Strangling the Iranian People

Trump’s policy is all risk and no discernible benefit for the U.S. while causing enormous harm to millions.

Posted April 22nd, 2019

Our Iran Policy Is Run By Fanatics

Refusing to offer new sanctions waivers is the latest sign that Trump is once again giving in to the most extreme Iran hawks.

Posted April 21st, 2019

The Fanaticism of Nuclear Deal Opponents

An agreement that prevents Iran from building nuclear weapons cannot be a threat to anyone except the warmongers that seek to use the nuclear issue as a pretext for conflict.

Posted April 16th, 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