Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Barack Obama”

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Saudi Arabia’s senseless pursuit of war in Yemen. The Financial Times calls …

Posted October 14th, 2016

Foolish Patronage, Bad Clients, and the War on Yemen

As long as Washington is eager to keep its clients satisfied, the U.S. will find itself supporting all manner of stupid and destructive policies.

Posted October 14th, 2016

The U.S. Strikes Houthi Targets in Yemen

The U.S. is stumbling into an expanded role in a disastrous war.

Posted October 13th, 2016

The U.S. Needs to Halt Its Support for the War on Yemen

The Saudi-led intervention is and always has been indefensible.

Posted October 12th, 2016

Fueling the War on Yemen

In the absence of U.S. support, the coalition’s ability to carry out its bombing campaign would be severely limited if not eliminated all together.

Posted October 12th, 2016

Yemen and the Desperation of Iran Hawks

Opponents of the nuclear deal will seize on and distort almost any incident in the region in their increasingly pathetic attempts to undermine the deal.

Posted October 12th, 2016

Reckless Interventionism and the War on Yemen

The episode with an American ship highlights the danger of continued U.S. involvement in and support for a completely indefensible war in Yemen.

Posted October 10th, 2016

The U.S. Keeps Making Excuses for Saudi Crimes in Yemen

When the administration is presented with a textbook example of a war crime, their officials shrug and try to deny the obvious.

Posted October 10th, 2016

The War on Yemen and the Failure of Western Media

The near-total neglect of the war in Western media coverage helps the U.S. and British governments avoid the scrutiny that they should be facing.

Posted October 10th, 2016

The Missing Foreign Policy Debate

As the trailing candidate, Trump needed an unambiguous win and/or a Clinton implosion, and he got neither.

Posted October 10th, 2016

The Atrocious U.S.-Backed War on Yemen

Targeting a site where many hundreds of noncombatants were gathered is undeniably a gross violation of international law.

Posted October 8th, 2016

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The U.S. should stop making excuses for Saudi war crimes. Priyanka Motaparthy …

Posted October 7th, 2016

The Problem with Indulging Bad Clients

The governments that the U.S. could potentially influence for the better are never put under any pressure.

Posted October 7th, 2016

Yemen Is Being Starved to Death

The effect of the war on the people of Yemen is irrelevant to the coalition’s patrons so long as their despotic clients are satisfied.

Posted October 6th, 2016

The Stupidity of ‘Reassuring’ Reckless Clients

The need to “reassure” bad clients is apparently so great that the administration has stupidly trapped itself into backing a pointless war without end.

Posted October 4th, 2016

The Obama Administration’s Pathetic Excuse for Supporting the War on Yemen

An “intense desire” to please despotic clients is no excuse for fueling a senseless and atrocious war.

Posted October 4th, 2016

Why the War on Yemen Is Ignored

It’s hard not to conclude that the war on Yemen is mostly ignored because it is an embarrassment to the U.S. and its clients.

Posted October 3rd, 2016