Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “NPT”

The U.S. Can’t ‘Get’ Iran to ‘Shut Down’ Its Nuclear Program

The question assumes that it is within our government’s power to “get Iran to shut down its nuclear program,” when the experience of the last twenty years tells us that it is not.

Posted August 20th, 2019

Killing the Nuclear Deal with Lies and Sanctions

Trump’s dishonest and ridiculous tweet portends some very dangerous and destructive actions from the administration in the coming weeks.

Posted July 10th, 2019

The Many Lies That Iran Hawks Tell

They can’t admit there are other, less provocative interpretations of Iranian behavior because that would undermine their fear-mongering.

Posted July 8th, 2019

End the Economic War on Iran

U.S. policy is simultaneously robbing ordinary Iranians of the means to live and work while strengthening the regime and undermining its internal critics.

Posted June 27th, 2019

Bolton’s Iran Lies and the Credulous Media

Bolton is still jabbering about a nuclear weapons program that doesn’t exist in 2019.

Posted June 25th, 2019

Iran Hawks’ Phony Interest in Normalization

The refusal to have the same normal ties with Iran is the exception that needs to be justified.

Posted May 23rd, 2019

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

Don’t Renege on the Nuclear Deal Because of Sunset Clauses

Objecting to sunset clauses amounts to objecting to making any agreement on the nuclear issue.

Posted October 3rd, 2017

Trump’s Nuclear Babble

Trump’s proposal to increase America’s nuclear arsenal would be enormously expensive, a violation of existing treaties, and the start of an unnecessary arms race.

Posted February 23rd, 2017

Cruz’s Nuclear Deal Demagoguery

War with Iran would be likely to happen following the conclusion of a deal only if a future administration chose to start one.

Posted May 6th, 2015

Attacking Iran Would Be Illegal, But Iran Hawks Still Don’t Care

Iran hawks’ respect for international law vanishes as soon as it becomes an obstacle to U.S. military action.

Posted March 17th, 2015

The Nuclear Deal and Public Opinion

When presented with an accurate description of a nuclear deal, there is broad majority support for it.

Posted March 5th, 2015

Graham’s Desperate Use of the “Credibility” Argument

Lindsey Graham’s argument for arming Ukraine at the Munich security conference was appallingly bad.

Posted February 7th, 2015

The Weak Objections to a Nuclear Deal

Rejecting a significant agreement with Iran on the nuclear issue because it may expire decades from now is mindless.

Posted November 24th, 2014