The Insanity of the Regime Changers

Source: Eunomia
by Daniel Larison

“Regime change is almost never the right answer. When it ‘works’ and the targeted regime is toppled, it typically creates many more problem and dangers than it eliminates. When it fails and backfires, it leads to even greater hostility and it could lead to direct conflict. We know that setting regime change as an official goal can pave the way for war later when other means fail to bring down the government. The U.S. should not seek war with Russia or Iran, and so it should not adopt a policy that makes that war much more likely. Pursuing regime change in Russia and Iran would likely end in failure, and it would give the targeted governments strong incentives to intensify their security cooperation and to lash out against those that seek to bring about their collapse.” (05/08/24)