Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Houthis”

Saleh Is Dead, But Yemen’s Suffering Continues

Saleh had been a fixture of Yemeni politics for so long that it is hard to know how his death will change things, but the effect will likely be significant.

Posted December 4th, 2017

The Saudis’ Cruel Collective Punishment of Yemen

The Saudi-led coalition’s reaction is excessive and a blatant violation of international law.

Posted November 6th, 2017

Why the War on Yemen Continues

The Saudis are predictably trying to shift blame for the continuation of the war to everyone except themselves and their allies.

Posted October 30th, 2017

Trump’s Iran Obsession and the War on Yemen

Putting Yemen “front and center” in an Iran strategy shows just how little the administration knows about Yemen and how readily they will exaggerate Iran’s role anywhere in the region.

Posted October 21st, 2017

End the Wrecking and Starving of Yemen

If it is left up to the executive, U.S. support for the war will never end, and that is why Congress must assert itself to end our involvement.

Posted October 17th, 2017

Shameless Saudi Propaganda and the War on Yemen

The publication of these lies in respected outlets lends credibility to a campaign of disinformation that is aimed at obscuring the responsibility of the Saudi-led coalition for many of Yemen’s worst problems.

Posted October 3rd, 2017

The War on Yemen and Eritrea

The U.S. certainly shouldn’t deepen its relationships with any of the coalition’s members.

Posted August 30th, 2017

The Dangers of Indulging Reckless Clients

The Saudis and their allies think they have a green light from Washington to do as they like without any consequences.

Posted June 5th, 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 Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Hitting Iran where it won’t hurt. Kate Kizer explains that escalating involvement …

Posted March 10th, 2017

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Trump and the six-trillion-dollar question. Andrew Bacevich responds to Trump’s address to …

Posted March 3rd, 2017

The Trump Administration’s Iran Obsession and Yemen

The Gulf states are delighted that the president and his officials are buying into their dishonest justification for their war.

Posted February 9th, 2017

The Trump Administration May Increase the U.S. Role in the War on Yemen

Increasing support for the war on Yemen in the name of combating Iranian influence would be to attack the wrong target because of a stupid ideological preoccupation.

Posted February 4th, 2017

Sloppy Western Reporting and the War on Yemen

If one wanted to stoke tensions between the U.S. and Iran on purpose on the flimsiest of pretexts, this is the sort of poor reporting of bad analysis one would publish.

Posted January 31st, 2017

The Hawkish Fantasy of an Iranian ‘Empire’

Iran’s so-called “empire” is imaginary, and it is invented by people that need to make Iran into a much larger threat than it is.

Posted November 3rd, 2016

The Imaginary Iranian ‘Empire’

Referring to Iran as an “imperial” power is a ridiculous exaggeration.

Posted October 18th, 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