Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Venezuela”

‘Maximum Pressure’ Is Wrong

There are some tactics that we should refuse to employ even if they were “effective” in forcing other states to yield.

Posted August 11th, 2019

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Don’t underestimate Iran’s ability to fight a bloody war. Pouya Alimagham refutes …

Posted August 9th, 2019

‘Maximum Pressure’ in Venezuela Is Still Failing

U.S. involvement in this crisis has been as harmful as it is unnecessary.

Posted August 9th, 2019

Trump’s Embargo Torpedoes Venezuelan Negotiations

The administration has successfully torpedoed the negotiations that offered the only viable way out of the crisis.

Posted August 7th, 2019

Pushing Venezuela Into the Abyss

The Trump administration would rather push Venezuela into the abyss for the sake of their disastrous regime change policy than accept a negotiated compromise that might offer the country some relief.

Posted August 6th, 2019

Trump’s Despicable Venezuela Embargo

The president is dooming countless innocent people in Venezuela to die from hunger and preventable disease.

Posted August 5th, 2019

A Blockade of Venezuela Must Be Opposed

It sounds like the Trump administration is moving towards military intervention against Venezuela after all.

Posted August 2nd, 2019

Blockading Venezuela Would Be Illegal and Wrong

Blockading Venezuela would be an illegal act of war.

Posted August 1st, 2019

Trump’s Bankrupt Cuba Policy

In every case, the victims of the policy are the ordinary people of the targeted country, and the administration’s ostensible goals are never reached.

Posted July 25th, 2019

Nikki Haley’s Foreign Policy ‘Principles’ and China

She presents a fantasy of principled international behavior to support U.S. aggression against China.

Posted July 21st, 2019

The Cost of Weaponizing Aid Deliveries

Diverting aid funding away from people that desperately need it in support of a failing policy of regime change doesn’t make sense on any level.

Posted July 16th, 2019

Averting Famine in Venezuela Is the Priority

The pursuit of regime change is not worth causing a famine that could claim hundreds of thousands of lives.

Posted July 15th, 2019

Driving Venezuela Towards Famine

In this case, the U.S. would bear a significant portion of the responsibility for a famine in Venezuela.

Posted July 13th, 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

The Cruelty and Arrogance of Sanctions

A president who routinely inflicts collective punishment on tens of millions of people in one country after another is not terribly worried about the lives of others.

Posted June 25th, 2019

‘Maximum Pressure’ Fails in Venezuela, Too

Trump’s imposition of sanctions earlier this year was a disastrous mistake.

Posted June 24th, 2019

Sanctions Are Suffocating the Venezuelan People

Since our government won’t ever lift the sanctions until their fantasy of regime change is realized, there will be no sanctions relief for the thirty million Venezuelans who suffer because of them.

Posted June 15th, 2019