Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Lebanon”

Ignore Pompeo’s Pitiful Propaganda

One of Pompeo’s main tasks as Secretary of State has been to lie to the American public about this Iran policy and to pretend that it is “working” when it clearly isn’t.

Posted August 7th, 2019

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

1984: the year America didn’t go to war. Mark Perry recounts the …

Posted July 19th, 2019

Trump Is Laying the Groundwork for War

Repeatedly calling Iran a “terrorist nation,” it’s clear Trump never had any regard for the country or its people.

Posted April 9th, 2019

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

How the Trump administration is making Hezbollah stronger. Anchal Vohra reports on …

Posted April 5th, 2019

Netanyahu’s War Talk

Netanyahu seems to be trying to create the illusion of broader regional support for possible escalation against Iran in Syria and Lebanon.

Posted February 13th, 2019

Pompeo’s Mendacious Pro-Saudi Propaganda

Pompeo’s latest apologia on behalf of Saudi Arabia should be dismissed as the mendacious piece of propaganda that it clearly is.

Posted November 27th, 2018

McCain’s Foreign Policy Record

McCain specialized in matters of national security and foreign policy, and yet he had a remarkable knack for misjudging practically every major foreign policy issue of the last three decades.

Posted August 27th, 2018

Stop Comparing Iran to the USSR

The question that Kagan never asks or answers is why the U.S. needs a “victory strategy” against Iran in the first place.

Posted August 21st, 2018

The Destabilizing and Reckless Mohammed bin Salman

The crown prince has made many enemies with his hasty and reckless behavior, and those enemies can only be encouraged when they see that he doesn’t seem to know what he’s doing.

Posted June 19th, 2018

A ‘Stomach-Churning’ Recipe for Endless War

Cook would have the U.S. engage in multiple unnecessary wars for the sake of keeping bad clients happy and out of Moscow’s orbit, but the clients simply aren’t worth that much to the U.S.

Posted March 19th, 2018

Spinning the Saudi Menace

Iran hawks cannot honestly describe what the Saudis are doing in the region.

Posted January 22nd, 2018

The Destructive Iran Obsession

Each time that Iran hawks concoct a half-baked plan to hurt Iran and weaken its position in the region, it reliably backfires and increases Iranian influence.

Posted December 28th, 2017

The Saudis Are a Regional Menace

It is long past time that the U.S. downgraded its noxious relationship with Riyadh.

Posted November 15th, 2017

Indulging Reckless Clients Is a Bipartisan Tradition

It is hard to think of examples where the U.S. has not given allies and clients a free pass for their destabilizing behavior.

Posted November 14th, 2017

The Ineptitude of Iran Hawks

Iran hawks in Riyadh blunder into helping their regional rival despite their worst intentions.

Posted November 13th, 2017

The Saudis’ Bungling in Lebanon

MBS’ bungling in Lebanon is just the latest reminder that the U.S. should be disentangling itself from the Saudis as quickly as possible.

Posted November 11th, 2017

Saudi Interference in Lebanon Is Backfiring

The danger in all this is that the Saudis are looking for a pretext to ignite a new conflict, and they are trying to destabilize Lebanon to that end.

Posted November 9th, 2017