Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Barack Obama”

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

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

The Horrifying Starvation of Yemen Continues

The U.S. has helped bring about the ruin of an entire country whose people did nothing to us.

Posted March 15th, 2017

Trump and the Noxious U.S.-Saudi Relationship

Instead of disentangling the U.S. from this relationship, Trump is making a point of reaffirming it and sinking the U.S. even deeper into complicity with the Saudi-led coalition’s crimes in Yemen.

Posted March 15th, 2017

Disgraceful U.S. Support for the War on Yemen Continues

Trump is compounding the earlier errors that Obama made in enabling the war.

Posted March 8th, 2017

Escalating the War on ISIS Without Debate or Authorization

U.S. military involvement in Syria continues to increase without debate or authorization from Congress.

Posted March 8th, 2017

The Horrifying Starvation of Yemen Continues

The horror of what has been deliberately done to Yemen over the last two years is matched only by the near-total international indifference to the plight of its people.

Posted February 22nd, 2017

‘American Exceptionalism’ and Our Warped Foreign Policy ‘Idealists’

The dangers of a warped understanding of internationalism and “American exceptionalism.”

Posted February 21st, 2017

The Ongoing Disgrace of U.S. Support for the War on Yemen

U.S. support for the indefensible war on Yemen is an ongoing disgrace and an enduring blot on our country’s reputation.

Posted February 16th, 2017

Trump Keeps Indulging Our Reckless Gulf Clients

That isn’t a surprise, but it is another indication that the shameful U.S. support for the war on Yemen is going to increase.

Posted February 8th, 2017

‘Observe Good Faith and Justice Towards All Nations’

Trump is starting off his presidency to a remarkable degree by pursuing the exact opposite of what Washington recommended.

Posted February 1st, 2017

Reviewing Obama’s Flawed Foreign Policy Record

Obama made a number of egregious, unforced errors that mar his record.

Posted January 26th, 2017

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Trump and Israel. Kelley Vlahos reports on the uncertainty created by Trump’s …

Posted January 20th, 2017

Obama’s Unnecessary Wars and ‘Humanitarian’ Interventionism

Obama has probably done more to discredit “humanitarian” interventionism with his policies than any other recent president.

Posted January 17th, 2017

Obama’s Legacy: War Without End

Obama’s legacy is continuing U.S. involvement in wars in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, and Yemen.

Posted January 16th, 2017

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Obama’s reckless interventionism. Bonnie Kristian reviews the record of Obama’s many wars. …

Posted January 13th, 2017

Syria and the Judgments of ‘History’

Future historians may be challenged to explain to their contemporaries why so many people were fixated on getting the U.S. mired in a foreign civil war.

Posted January 10th, 2017