Daniel Larison

Regime Change Is Wrong

Regime Change Is Wrong

It is very unlikely that the U.S. can bring about regime change in Iran short of...

Iran Is Not Ours to ‘Steer’

Iran Is Not Ours to ‘Steer’

The U.S. does not know how to "steer" other countries, and we have no right to try....

Even a Pandemic Can’t Kill Threat Inflation

Even a Pandemic Can’t Kill Threat Inflation

The U.S. is wasting its time and resources on operations that serve no purpose....

Trump Draws a Reckless ‘Red Line’ in the Sea

Trump Draws a Reckless ‘Red Line’ in the Sea

Once again, Trump is choosing escalation when he doesn't have to. The post Trump...

Pompeo’s Cynical Attack on the Nuclear Deal

Pompeo’s Cynical Attack on the Nuclear Deal

It reeks of bad faith and contempt for international law, and all other governments...

New START and the China Diversion

New START and the China Diversion

It is obvious that the administration has never been serious about extending New...

McMaster and the Myths of Empire

McMaster and the Myths of Empire

McMaster uses the same "paper tiger image" to portray China as an unstoppable aggressor...

Trump’s Contemptible War Powers Veto

Trump’s Contemptible War Powers Veto

The president once again showed his contempt for the Constitution with his veto...

No One Should Be Missing Kissinger

No One Should Be Missing Kissinger

Our government usually listens to and employs the Kissingers to make our foreign...

The ‘Cost-Effective’ Coup and Other Myths

The ‘Cost-Effective’ Coup and Other Myths

Engineering the overthrow of a foreign government that poses absolutely no threat...