Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “John Bolton”

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

Don’t Let New START Die

Allowing New START to expire would be very dangerous and foolish, but all signs suggest that this is exactly what the administration is going to do.

Posted February 7th, 2019

Bolton Is Demolishing the Architecture of Arms Control

Instead of trying to preserve hard-won arms control architecture, the administration is deliberately demolishing the entire edifice after one part of it has started to erode.

Posted February 5th, 2019

Survey: Two-Thirds of Americans Want to Keep the INF Treaty

Trump’s decision to exit the treaty doesn’t have popular support.

Posted February 5th, 2019

Trump’s Failing Foreign Policy

Trump is one of the least successful foreign policy presidents of modern times.

Posted February 4th, 2019

Trump Is Killing the INF Treaty

Giving up on the INF Treaty is one of the biggest blunders that Trump has made as president, and it could prove to be one of his costliest mistakes.

Posted February 1st, 2019

Pompeo Puts Elliott Abrams in Charge of Regime Change in Venezuela

The message that the Abrams appointment sends is the worst imaginable that the U.S. could send right now.

Posted January 26th, 2019

The Trump Administration’s Many Iran Lies

The president and administration officials have routinely made false and dishonest claims about Iran, the nuclear deal, Iran’s missile program, and its imagined interest in nuclear weapons, among many other things.

Posted January 22nd, 2019

How ‘President Bolton’ Gets His Way

So long as he doesn’t clash openly with Trump or brag about his influence, Bolton is allowed to craft the foreign policy he desires regardless of what Trump occasionally says or tweets.

Posted January 21st, 2019

The Boundless Bad Faith of Nuclear Deal Opponents

Complaining about sanctions relief when the targeted state makes the desired changes to its behavior is an obvious tell that you have no interest in a diplomatic solution.

Posted January 16th, 2019

The Push to Get Rid of Bolton

If Bolton is “under attack” from within the administration, it is because he has behaved with the same recklessness and incompetence that characterize his preferred policies overseas.

Posted January 14th, 2019

Bolton’s Eagerness to Attack Iran

This episode shows how determined Bolton and his allies have been to turn any incident into a pretext for a larger conflict with Iran.

Posted January 14th, 2019

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Annotation of the Pentagon report to Congress on detainee abuse by U.S. …

Posted January 11th, 2019

How the Hawks Prevailed on Syria

It is extremely difficult for hawks to lose an internal administration debate when there is no one in the administration that opposes hawkish policies.

Posted January 9th, 2019

Bolton and the Deepening Iran Obsession

Bringing Goldberg into the administration is a sign that the Iran obsession is getting worse.

Posted January 8th, 2019

Erdogan’s Gift to Bolton

Erdogan’s snub is the perfect gift for Bolton and for the other Iran hawks that want an excuse to keep our illegal war in Syria going a while longer.

Posted January 8th, 2019

Bolton’s Syria Conditions Are Designed to Prevent U.S. Withdrawal

Bolton’s conditions are designed to make withdrawal practically impossible for the foreseeable future.

Posted January 6th, 2019