Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Paul Pillar”

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

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Annotation of the Pentagon report to Congress on detainee abuse by U.S. …

Posted January 11th, 2019

How the Hawks Prevailed on Syria

It is extremely difficult for hawks to lose an internal administration debate when there is no one in the administration that opposes hawkish policies.

Posted January 9th, 2019

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Why Trump is right to withdraw troops. Doug Bandow makes the case …

Posted December 21st, 2018

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

No Yemenis are testifying before Congress. We asked 100 of them to …

Posted December 14th, 2018

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Congress is forcing a confrontation with Saudi Arabia. Mohamad Bazzi comments on …

Posted October 12th, 2018

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

“The Trump administration is defying and lying to Congress.” Oxfam responds to …

Posted September 14th, 2018

No U.S. Interests Are Served by Trump’s Endless, Illegal War in Syria

The Trump administration is risking war with as many as three foreign governments.

Posted September 11th, 2018

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

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

Posted September 7th, 2018

No, the Saudis Aren’t ‘Defending Themselves’

The record shows that the Saudis and Emiratis are the international aggressors here.

Posted September 3rd, 2018

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

A new history of Arabia, written in stone. Elias Muhanna describes the …

Posted June 1st, 2018

Why Iran Hawks Want to Wreck the Nuclear Deal

Iran hawks hate the deal because it eliminates the nuclear issue as an excuse for ratcheting up tensions with Iran

Posted May 1st, 2018

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Senators offer up unprecedented war powers to the president. Kelley Vlahos reports …

Posted April 20th, 2018

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Trump can only make the Syrian disaster worse. Doug Bandow warns that …

Posted April 13th, 2018

Trump’s Illegal War in Syria

Our political culture’s abject deference to presidential power on matters of war makes it easy for presidents to get away with these things.

Posted January 22nd, 2018

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

How the U.S. is making the war in Yemen worse. Nicolas Niarchos …

Posted January 19th, 2018

Trump’s Ridiculous Ultimatum on the Nuclear Deal

Trump wants to trash U.S. international commitments and break faith with some of our most important allies on a major issue, but he doesn’t want to be blamed for the costs that will impose on the U.S.

Posted January 15th, 2018