Daniel Larison

Posts in category “politics”

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Seeking accountability in Yemen. Fatima Bhojani reviews how the Saudis and their …

Posted March 24th, 2017

The Enduring Shame of Two Years of U.S. Support for the War on Yemen

Uncritically backing our reckless clients leads to disaster for the clients and enduring shame for us.

Posted March 24th, 2017

Ukraine and the Cult of ‘Resolve’

Rasmussen treats a difficult political and military problem as if it were simply a matter of having enough “resolve.”

Posted March 23rd, 2017

Starving Yemen to Death

Seven million people are on the verge of starving to death and another ten million people are not far behind

Posted March 23rd, 2017

Trump’s Confused Approach to Burden-Sharing

The contrast between Trump’s actual policies and his rhetoric about what allies “owe” is stark.

Posted March 22nd, 2017

Continued NATO Expansion Doesn’t Serve U.S. Interests

Tillerson is wrong when he says that it is in our interest to bring Montenegro into NATO.

Posted March 22nd, 2017

The Dangers of National ‘Purpose’

Our country doesn’t have to be here “for” something.

Posted March 21st, 2017

Adding Montenegro to NATO Still Makes No Sense

Montenegro doesn’t need the protection the alliance provides, and its contribution to the alliance will be minuscule.

Posted March 21st, 2017

Unnecessary Wars and Unreliable ‘Allies’

The U.S. needs to be more discriminating in the fights it chooses to join and the “allies” it accepts in the process.

Posted March 20th, 2017

Tillerson’s Perception Problem

Tillerson is creating the impression that he doesn’t really know what he’s doing and isn’t seeking guidance from the career officials who would be able to help him learn.

Posted March 20th, 2017

Saudi-Led Coalition Slaughters Refugees at Sea

There will be more massacres like this as long as the Saudi-led coalition is permitted to act with impunity.

Posted March 19th, 2017

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The never-ending war in Afghanistan. Andrew Bacevich comments on America’s longest war …

Posted March 17th, 2017

Our Perpetual War Political Culture

Most of our politicians think that our government must exercise “leadership” in the world in the form of military action, so they can’t imagine bringing foreign wars to an end.

Posted March 17th, 2017

Tillerson Submits to the Gutting of the State Department

Tillerson appears to have no desire to make the case for the department that he now heads.

Posted March 16th, 2017

The War on Yemen and Trump’s Iran Obsession

The obsession with Iran is leading the U.S. to continue its support for an atrocious and unnecessary war that now endangers the lives of millions of people.

Posted March 16th, 2017

The Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen Is Approaching a ‘Point of No Return’

The governments that are in a position to avert disaster have been helping to bring it about.

Posted March 16th, 2017

McCain’s Obnoxious Montenegro Outburst

There are many good reasons why NATO shouldn’t let Montenegro join.

Posted March 15th, 2017