Daniel Larison

Posts in category “foreign policy”

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The Senate’s dereliction of duty on NATO expansion. Nikolas Gvosdev reviews the …

Posted August 26th, 2016

Yemen Needs Peace, But the U.S. Isn’t a Credible Mediator

It isn’t possible for the U.S. to be a credible broker between the warring parties when Washington has thrown its weight firmly behind the Saudis and their allies.

Posted August 26th, 2016

Mead’s Ludicrous Revisionism on the Green Movement and Obama

The idea that there was anything the U.S. could have done to change the outcome of Iran’s internal political dispute for the better is ludicrously false.

Posted August 25th, 2016

The Persistent Hawkish Misunderstanding of the Green Movement

The people in the best position to judge how U.S. support would be received in Iran thought it would harm the protesters.

Posted August 24th, 2016

A Useless ‘Alliance’ with Israel

The U.S. is not “saving” anything with this arrangement, but rather is frittering even more resources away on a state that doesn’t need it.

Posted August 24th, 2016

The Worsening Humanitarian Catastrophe in Yemen

Hundreds of thousands of Yemeni children are in mortal peril largely because of the Saudi-led intervention backed by our government.

Posted August 23rd, 2016

The U.S. Can’t Be the World’s ‘Umpire’

Enforcement of the so-called “rules-based international order” is often arbitrary and selective.

Posted August 23rd, 2016

A ‘Russia-Iran Condominium’ That Doesn’t Exist

To refer to a “Russia-Iran condominium” in the region is to distort and misrepresent the facts beyond recognition.

Posted August 22nd, 2016

The War on Yemen and the Folly of Enabling Reckless Clients

When indulging their destructive policy is the only discernible goal of U.S. support, it seems that there is nothing that the Saudis and their allies can do to jeopardize our government’s backing.

Posted August 22nd, 2016

A Close Call in Syria

Fortunately, this episode didn’t lead to a clash with the Syrian government, but a future one very well might.

Posted August 20th, 2016

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Ending endless war. Andrew Bacevich makes some suggestions for how the U.S. …

Posted August 19th, 2016

In Response to Indiscriminate Saudi Bombing, MSF Evacuates Northern Yemen

The blame lies squarely with Riyadh, its allies, and its Western patrons.

Posted August 18th, 2016

Attacking Syria Is Still a Terrible Idea

The U.S. has neither the authority nor the right to do what Kristof wants to do.

Posted August 18th, 2016

Yemen: The Worst Humanitarian Crisis in the World

Tens of millions are in serious need of food there.

Posted August 17th, 2016

Yes, Clinton Is a Hawk, and It’s Silly to Deny It

Clinton is a liberal hawk and has favored every military intervention the U.S. has undertaken for the last twenty years (and some that it hasn’t yet done).

Posted August 17th, 2016

Stop U.S. Support for the War on Yemen

U.S. support for the war was always indefensible because the war was unnecessary and reckless.

Posted August 17th, 2016

Using Trump to Troll Realists

Most realists have no further need to distance themselves publicly from Trump because they already did so months ago.

Posted August 16th, 2016