Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Jeffrey Goldberg”

Another Softball Interview with Mohammed bin Salman

Notably, the words famine, starvation, and blockade never appear in the interview at any point.

Posted April 2nd, 2018

Down the Rabbit Hole with Samuels

The main problem with Samuels’ defense is that he never addresses the major flaws in the profile.

Posted May 13th, 2016

Obama and the Bogus ‘Credibility’ Argument

The obsession with “credibility” that Obama disdains was one of the main arguments that his own officials used in justifying an attack on Syria.

Posted March 10th, 2016

Yemen and the ‘Obama Doctrine’

Obama criticizes the “free riders” in the Gulf while encouraging them in their worst instincts and habits.

Posted March 10th, 2016

Rubio and Iran’s (Non-existent) “Global-Power Status”

Iran clearly isn’t being treated as an equal, but is instead being treated as a pariah.

Posted August 6th, 2015

Foreign Policy Priorities and the Hawkish Desire to Be “Focused Everywhere”

To imagine that the U.S. could be “focused everywhere” is to admit that one has no clue how to conduct foreign policy.

Posted April 27th, 2015

The U.S.-Israel Relationship and “Reckless Driving”

Netanyahu seems sure that there will be no real consequences for Israel for his behavior.

Posted January 27th, 2015

The Weak Objections to a Nuclear Deal

Rejecting a significant agreement with Iran on the nuclear issue because it may expire decades from now is mindless.

Posted November 24th, 2014

Clinton and Iran

Clinton has a distorted view of what a “bad” deal with Iran would look like, and she is quite sympathetic to Iran hawks’ maximalist demands.

Posted November 12th, 2014

Obama’s Secret Letter and America’s Whiny Clients

The U.S. shouldn’t have to keep reassuring its perpetually whiny clients about everything it is doing in the region.

Posted November 7th, 2014

Why Israel Won’t Attack Iran (II)

Starting a war against Iran wouldn’t prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons.

Posted October 28th, 2014

Yes, Rouhani Supports Iran’s Nuclear Program

Jeffrey Goldberg spends a lot of time reviewing old Rouhani statements on …

Posted October 8th, 2013

The Illusion of Control

This Jeffrey Goldberg anecdote doesn’t convey the message he thinks it does: …

Posted June 19th, 2013

Is the U.S. Capable of Exercising Foreign Policy Restraint?

Jeffrey Goldberg makes a questionable assertion on Iran and Syria: Whether we …

Posted June 19th, 2013

Rice and Power

Susan Rice has been named as the president’s next national security adviser. …

Posted June 5th, 2013

Syria and the “Red Line”

Jeffrey Goldberg seems hopeful that the U.S. will finally plunge directly into …

Posted April 26th, 2013

Rumors of Chavez’s Importance Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

Kevin Sullivan makes a good observation: Hugo Chavez also failed to make …

Posted March 7th, 2013