Daniel Larison

Posts in category “politics”

Obama’s Horrible Legacy in Yemen

Thanks to Obama’s indulgence of the Saudis, millions of Yemenis are on the brink of famine.

Posted September 26th, 2016

No, Really, Clinton Will Be Very Hawkish as President

Almost everything in her foreign policy record says that this is how she will govern.

Posted September 26th, 2016

Cruz’s Boundless Opportunism

Cruz’s self-seeking maneuvers have mostly done his political career great harm.

Posted September 23rd, 2016

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

One woman’s lonely struggle against famine in Yemen. Nawal al-Maghafi reports on …

Posted September 23rd, 2016

McCain and Corker Need a Geography Lesson

McCain and Corker’s error would almost be funny if it didn’t reflect their poor understanding of the region and the conflict they want the U.S. to continue fueling.

Posted September 22nd, 2016

Threat Inflation and Short Memories

Previous decades have had as many or more “upheavals and crises” as we have today.

Posted September 22nd, 2016

The Starvation of Yemen Continues

U.S. client states are creating famine conditions in one of the world’s poorest countries.

Posted September 22nd, 2016

The War on Yemen and ‘International Order’

The continued arming of a government that is responsible for killing thousands of civilians and is guilty of numerous war crimes represents a breach of past U.S. commitments.

Posted September 21st, 2016

27 Senators Voted Against the Saudi Arms Sale

There is a significant bloc in the Senate that questions the wisdom of U.S. policy in Yemen and views the U.S.-Saudi relationship skeptically.

Posted September 21st, 2016

McCain and Graham’s Despicable Defense of the War on Yemen

It requires swallowing Saudi propaganda whole to argue that the Saudis and their allies have been acting in self-defense, and that is what McCain and Graham tried to do.

Posted September 21st, 2016

Why the U.S. Can’t and Shouldn’t Try to ‘Police’ the World

Most of the world doesn’t need and presumably doesn’t want a “policeman” that can do what it likes and never has to answer to them.

Posted September 21st, 2016

Paul and Murphy’s Laudable Opposition to the War on Yemen

The U.S. is facilitating the devastation of a country whose people have done nothing to us.

Posted September 20th, 2016

Rules for Military Intervention

If we take the last resort standard seriously, it means that preventive war can never be an option because it is inherently too hasty and unjust. .

Posted September 20th, 2016

The Senate Votes This Week on Resolution Against Arms Sale to Saudi Arabia

A vote on stopping the arms sale will force tacit backers of the Saudi-led war to go on record.

Posted September 19th, 2016

A Costly Mistake in Syria

The strike that killed Syrian soldiers shows the dangers inherent in running a bombing campaign in Syria in the midst of a multi-sided civil war.

Posted September 19th, 2016

Hadi’s Stupid and Destructive Decree

Hadi’s decision to replace Yemen’s central bank is a stupid and destructive act that will inflict great harm on millions of people and will probably fail on its own terms.

Posted September 19th, 2016

Study: More Than a Third of Saudi Coalition Attacks on Yemen Hit Civilian Targets

The coalition has illegally bombed Yemeni civilians over three thousand times.

Posted September 19th, 2016