Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Mike Pompeo”

The War on Yemen and the Trump Administration’s Contempt for the Law

For the last several months, both the Secretary of State and the Pentagon have simply refused to comply with the law.

Posted March 20th, 2019

Ending U.S. Involvement Is Necessary for Peace in Yemen

No one who genuinely wants peace in Yemen thinks that the U.S. should keep backing the war.

Posted March 19th, 2019

The Iran Obsession Keeps Getting Worse

The administration’s plans would be guaranteed to increase tensions with Iran and sour relations with the Iraqi government.

Posted March 19th, 2019

Listen to Yemenis on the War on Yemen

Credible Yemeni human rights activists say that continued U.S. involvement in the war is detrimental to the cause of peace.

Posted March 18th, 2019

The WSJ’s Despicable Defense of the War on Yemen

There is no foreign war so despicable and unjust that The Wall Street Journal won’t defend it to the end.

Posted March 18th, 2019

America’s Global Vigilantism

Who gave us the right to serve as both judge and executioner of other governments?

Posted March 15th, 2019

Pompeo’s Obnoxious Yemen Lies

It takes remarkable gall for the enablers of bombing and mass starvation to lecture anyone else on disregard for human life.

Posted March 15th, 2019

Pompeo’s North Korea Lies Are Catching Up to Him

The Secretary of State has spent the better part of a year consciously spinning and misrepresenting Pyongyang’s position.

Posted March 12th, 2019

The Wrecking of the State Department Hasn’t Ended

The cumulative damage that is being done to U.S. diplomacy is considerable and will be with us after Trump and Pompeo are gone.

Posted March 12th, 2019

Pompeo’s Ominous Venezuela Message

Pompeo’s message naturally sets off warning bells that the U.S. is preparing to escalate its role in the crisis.

Posted March 12th, 2019

The Boundless Bad Faith of Trump’s Iran Policy

Trump’s Iran policy is a good example of what happens when bad faith arguments become the basis for U.S. policy decisions.

Posted March 11th, 2019

Trump’s Fatally Flawed Iran Policy

Iran hawks imagine that they can strangle and choke an entire nation, and then that nation will spontaneously fall in line.

Posted February 14th, 2019

Pompeo’s Botched Warsaw Conference

Trump and Pompeo are too diplomatically inept to notice there is no international consensus on their Iran policy.

Posted February 13th, 2019

The Costs of Misunderstanding Iranian Foreign Policy

Far from being the self-destructive revolutionaries that Iran hawks want them to be, Iran’s leaders are interested in self-preservation above all else.

Posted February 11th, 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 Venezuela Blunder Puts U.S. Diplomats at Risk

Keeping U.S. diplomats in a country where our government has just declared the current leadership to be illegitimate puts them at great risk for no good reason.

Posted January 23rd, 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