Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Mohammad Javad Zarif”

The Impasse with Iran

Iran has every incentive to avoid talking to the U.S. right now, and the administration’s interest in negotiation is disingenuous and purely for show.

Posted June 11th, 2019

Trump Wants Iran’s Surrender, Not a ‘Deal’

The truth is that Trump and his officials have never wanted any kind of “deal” with Iran.

Posted May 9th, 2019

Maximalist Demands and National Dignity

It is a given that Iran hawks don’t care about Iranian dignity or self-respect.

Posted April 29th, 2019

Zarif’s Resignation and Our Bankrupt Iran Policy

Iran hawks’ preferred policies have consistently empowered the political forces in Iran that are most hostile to the U.S.

Posted February 25th, 2019

Trump’s Iran Policy Has Already Failed

Because the Trump administration is pursuing regime change in all but name, there is no chance that Iran will yield to U.S. pressure.

Posted December 17th, 2018

Rubio and the Iran Hawks’ Petty Grudge Against Kerry

Rubio’s attempt to get a former Secretary of State brought up on charges for having conversations with another country’s foreign minister is very ill-advised.

Posted September 18th, 2018

Our Sanctions Addiction

Sanctions addicts are under the mistaken impression that they can force the targeted state to change its behavior.

Posted August 21st, 2018

Trump’s Iran Policy: Punishing the Iranian People, Helping the Regime

The more pressure that the U.S. puts on Iran, the more that it helps the regime consolidate its hold on power.

Posted July 24th, 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

Trump Intends to Blow Up the Nuclear Deal

Trump seems as convinced as ever that it is a bad, “lopsided” deal because he has never bothered to understand what it does.

Posted October 2nd, 2017

The Nuclear Deal and the Freed Prisoners

It is a testament to the value of the diplomatic channels created over the last two years that these Americans have now been freed.

Posted January 18th, 2016

Cotton’s Clumsy Attack on Zarif

Far from hurting Zarif at home, the episode will likely have the opposite effect.

Posted April 30th, 2015