Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “John Limbert”

Whitewashing the MEK Makes No Sense

This is the creepy and dangerous group that quite a few Iran hawks want to promote and possibly install as the next government of Iran.

Posted July 7th, 2019

Bolton’s Relationship with the MEK Is a Scandal

No one foolish or fanatical enough to side with this cult should be entrusted with any government position.

Posted June 6th, 2019

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The USS Fitzgerald disaster. ProPublica reports on the causes of the Navy …

Posted February 8th, 2019

The Irrational Iran Obsession

The obsession with Iran makes no sense given their government’s limited influence and negligible military and economic power.

Posted February 6th, 2019

The Importance of Engagement with Iran

Diplomatic engagement isn’t going to eliminate all conflicts, but it allows the U.S. to manage those conflicts and defuse tensions before they reach dangerous levels.

Posted January 21st, 2019

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Why does the U.S. support war crimes in Yemen? Paul Pillar objects …

Posted September 7th, 2018

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

One Yemeni village asks, “Why us?” The Washington Post reports on the …

Posted July 27th, 2018

The Ignorance and Ideological Blindness of Iran Hawks

Iran hawks don’t understand Iran or its government, and they don’t seek to understand them.

Posted July 24th, 2018

Trump’s Empty Message to Iranians

The claim that this administration “stands with the Iranian people in their aspirations to connect to the wider world” could not be further from the truth.

Posted March 23rd, 2018

Punishing Iranians for the Regime’s Actions

Iranians are being collectively blamed for the actions of their government over which they have little or no influence.

Posted February 4th, 2017

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Military options are not the same as solutions. Charles Peña explains why …

Posted November 4th, 2016

The Hawkish Fantasy of an Iranian ‘Empire’

Iran’s so-called “empire” is imaginary, and it is invented by people that need to make Iran into a much larger threat than it is.

Posted November 3rd, 2016

Inflating the “Iranian Threat”

Now that Iranian influence is waning Iran hawks are sounding the alarm over an Iranian “empire” that doesn’t exist.

Posted January 22nd, 2016