Daniel Larison

Posts in category “politics”

Bolton Keeps Trying to Sabotage North Korea Diplomacy

Bolton rejects lengthy talks because he has no interest in a diplomatic solution.

Posted June 20th, 2018

The UAE Runs Torture Prisons in ‘Liberated’ Yemen

The UAE is likely creating many more terrorists with its brutal treatment of Yemeni detainees.

Posted June 20th, 2018

‘Relief Plan’ Issued By Saudi Arabia is a Gimmick

They are the main cause of the world’s worst humanitarian crisis right now.

Posted June 20th, 2018

Withdrawing from the Human Rights Council Is a Mistake

Withdrawing from the council can only benefit the worst governments in the world.

Posted June 19th, 2018

The JCPOA and the Singapore Statement

The president’s rejection of the nuclear deal with Iran and his embrace of the “deal” in Singapore seem wildly contradictory, but both stem from contempt for expertise and total ignorance of the relevant issues.

Posted June 19th, 2018

The Destabilizing and Reckless Mohammed bin Salman

The crown prince has made many enemies with his hasty and reckless behavior, and those enemies can only be encouraged when they see that he doesn’t seem to know what he’s doing.

Posted June 19th, 2018

The U.S. Doesn’t Need a ‘Space Force’

Nothing could be more wasteful and redundant than creating a new branch of the military for space.

Posted June 18th, 2018

Red Cross: Israeli Shootings of Protesters Have Created ‘Unprecedented’ Crisis

These are flagrant violations of international law in the service of an inhumane and cruel policy of collective punishment that also deserves to be condemned.

Posted June 18th, 2018

There Is No Denuclearization ‘Deal’ with North Korea

Trump is claiming to have “solved” the problem and eliminated whatever threat supposedly existed before now, and yet absolutely nothing has changed in reality.

Posted June 18th, 2018

Hodeidah and the Saudi Coalition’s Deliberate Starvation of Yemen

The Saudi coalition is in the process of committing what is likely to be one the largest crimes against humanity in decades, and it is doing so with U.S. approval and assistance.

Posted June 18th, 2018

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

What happens if mass starvation takes hold in Yemen? Alex de Waal …

Posted June 15th, 2018

The Saudi War on the People of Yemen

The people of Yemen are made to endure indiscriminate bombing, displacement, epidemics, and starvation because of the paranoia and ambitions of despotic Gulf rulers.

Posted June 14th, 2018

The U.S. Is Enabling a Catastrophe in Yemen

Attacking Hodeidah will make an already cruel and atrocious war that much worse, and it is happening with the Trump administration’s acceptance and assistance.

Posted June 14th, 2018

The Assault on Hodeidah Will Cause Mass Starvation in Yemen

By attacking the port and cutting off the vast majority of the population from their main source of food, fuel, and medicine, the coalition is all but announcing that it intends to starve the population.

Posted June 14th, 2018

The U.S.-Backed Assault on Yemeni Port Has Started

Hundreds of thousands and possibly millions of Yemenis may die in the coming weeks and months.

Posted June 13th, 2018

Pompeo’s Insulting North Korea Spin

The administration is trying to spin their unsuccessful effort as a triumph in a deliberate effort to mislead the public about what they have done.

Posted June 13th, 2018

U.S. Is Increasing Support for the Saudi Coalition Attack on Hodeidah

We are on the eve of one of the greatest crimes committed in this century, and the U.S. is aiding and abetting the perpetrators.

Posted June 12th, 2018