Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “John Bolton”

Quitting the INF Treaty Is a Serious Mistake

Quitting the INF Treaty and allowing New START to expire would represent the willful destruction of the most important arms control agreements that the U.S. has.

Posted October 21st, 2018

Bolton Hates the Nuclear Deal Because It Proves Diplomacy Works

Bolton is simply expressing the intensity of his hatred for the government with which the agreement was made.

Posted September 25th, 2018

Trump’s Forever War in Syria

The administration’s position on Syria commits the U.S. to an unending war in a country where they are not authorized to be.

Posted September 24th, 2018

Renew New START

Letting the treaty expire would make both countries and the entire world less secure, and it would further damage relations with Russia.

Posted September 5th, 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

Bolton’s North Korea Lies

Bolton is setting absurd expectations based on his misrepresentations of what happened at previous meetings.

Posted August 19th, 2018

Why Trump’s Bellicose Rhetoric Matters

We know that Trump is impulsive, has terrible judgment, and doesn’t think through the consequences of his decisions, so we can’t assume that his threats are just so much hot air.

Posted August 1st, 2018

Our Regime Change Addiction

The addiction to meddling and coercion is strong, and the current administration is full of regime change addicts looking for their next fix.

Posted July 25th, 2018

Bolton Expands on Trump’s Deranged Iran Threat

The president’s outburst was already very dangerous and irresponsible, and Bolton’s comments make it even worse.

Posted July 23rd, 2018

North Korea and the Trump Administration’s Lack of Credibility

If they are willing to mislead the public about what was agreed to at Singapore, they will keep misleading us at every stage to come.

Posted July 16th, 2018

Syria and Trump’s Iran Obsession

U.S. involvement in Syria remains an open-ended, unnecessary mission.

Posted July 15th, 2018

New START and the Helsinki Summit

Unfortunately, the president and his National Security Advisor have both expressed opposition to New START in the past.

Posted July 10th, 2018

Trump Touts a ‘Contract’ with North Korea That Doesn’t Exist

If Trump thinks that he has somehow been betrayed or cheated, he is much more likely to listen to the ravings of Graham and Bolton.

Posted July 9th, 2018

The President’s North Korea Delusions

Most of the administration’s critics have been urging them to acknowledge reality and recognize that deterrence remains the practical alternative to a disarmament that isn’t happening and a war that must not happen.

Posted July 3rd, 2018

The Absurdity of Seeking Iran’s ‘Unconditional Surrender’

There is certainly nothing realistic about the concessions that the U.S. is seeking from Iran.

Posted July 3rd, 2018

The Iran Obsession and the Helsinki Summit

The administration is once again subordinating U.S. policy to the preferences of its reckless clients in the region.

Posted July 2nd, 2018

North Korea and ‘Useful Fictions’

We could promote the falsehood that the Singapore summit was a “rousing success” all we want, but that isn’t going to fool anyone for very long.

Posted July 2nd, 2018