Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “King Salman”

Saudi Interference in Lebanon Is Backfiring

The danger in all this is that the Saudis are looking for a pretext to ignite a new conflict, and they are trying to destabilize Lebanon to that end.

Posted November 9th, 2017

Don’t Believe the ‘Reformer’ Hype About MBS

We should be wary of accepting the “reformer” credentials of a person who has so far distinguished himself for his hubris and incompetence.

Posted November 8th, 2017

Starving Yemen to Death

The coalition governments are now tightening their grip on a country that they have already been strangling for years, and still the U.S., Britain, and others have nothing to say about it.

Posted November 7th, 2017

Trump’s Shameless Embrace of the Saudis

Trump is only too happy to approve of anything the Saudi government does, no matter how dangerous or despicable it may be.

Posted November 6th, 2017

A ‘Dark Time’ in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia has long been a repressive and authoritarian state, but the latest crackdown suggests that it is becoming even worse under the leadership of the reckless crown prince.

Posted September 19th, 2017

The Noxious U.S.-Saudi Relationship Must End

Washington should have no compunctions about severing a noxious relationship that hurts our interests and endangers the wider region.

Posted July 20th, 2017

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

U.S. questions detainees in Yemen prisons rife with torture. The AP reports …

Posted June 23rd, 2017

Failing Upwards: The Rise of Mohammed bin Salman

Elevating a young royal with such a thin and poor record promises to create a lot of problems for Saudi Arabia

Posted June 21st, 2017

Trump Hectors NATO Allies, But Praises the Saudis

If we are going to flatter and applaud anyone, it should be our real allies and not reckless clients that implicate us in their war crimes.

Posted May 25th, 2017

Bowing Before the Saudis

In policy terms, Trump’s visit amounted to bowing very low before the Saudi king.

Posted May 24th, 2017

Trump’s Embarrassing Saudi Visit

Trump went out of his way to identify himself and the U.S. very publicly with one of our most awful clients.

Posted May 22nd, 2017

Trump’s ‘Principled Realism’ Is Neither Principled Nor Realist

Trump saluted the Saudis and their coalition for their “strong action” in Yemen.

Posted May 21st, 2017

Trump and Mohammed bin Salman

Trump and MBS are both remarkably incompetent in their respective roles.

Posted May 18th, 2017

The Saudis and Trump

MBS is the poster boy for Saudi military incompetence and an atrocious war in Yemen.

Posted May 17th, 2017

The Saudis Are Trying to Drag the U.S. Deeper into Yemen

The Saudis expect the U.S. to do more for them as they pursue their own goals at the expense of our interests.

Posted September 1st, 2015