Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Mohammed bin Salman”

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

How unwanted wars begin. Robert Jervis and Mira Rapp-Hooper explain how misperception …

Posted April 6th, 2018

7 Questions for Mohammed bin Salman

Here are a few questions that future interviewers might consider using.

Posted April 4th, 2018

Another Softball Interview with Mohammed bin Salman

Notably, the words famine, starvation, and blockade never appear in the interview at any point.

Posted April 2nd, 2018

Trump’s Destructive Embrace of Mohammed bin Salman

Trump has been in favor of Mohammed bin Salman’s destabilizing recklessness precisely because it is destabilizing.

Posted April 2nd, 2018

Mohammed bin Salman and Our Illegal War in Syria

The Saudis under Mohammed bin Salman’s poor leadership have become a regional menace and their interests increasingly diverge from ours, so it should be taken as a given that if he believes the U.S. should do something it is probably in our best interest to do the opposite.

Posted March 30th, 2018

The Saudi-Led Blockade Is Still Starving Yemen

It threatens the lives of millions upon millions of innocent civilians, and yet it is probably one of the least covered aspects of the conflict over the last three years.

Posted March 20th, 2018

Trump’s Saudi Infatuation and the War on Yemen

A president as enamored of Saudi despots as Trump is won’t end U.S. support for the war on Yemen on his own. Congress will have to force him to end it.

Posted March 20th, 2018

The WSJ’s Pathetic Case for Supporting the War on Yemen

The WSJ editorial never once mentions that Yemen suffers from the world’s worst humanitarian crisis in large part because of the Saudi-led war and blockade.

Posted March 19th, 2018

60 Minutes’ Embarrassing Interview with Mohammed bin Salman

There is no news value in giving a foreign leader a major news program to use as his megaphone to spread misinformation and lies.

Posted March 18th, 2018

Congress Should Ignore Trump and Vote for S.J.Res. 54

If good relations with Riyadh require that the U.S. aids and abets their war crimes and crimes against humanity, that is proof that the relationship is not worth preserving in its present state.

Posted March 18th, 2018

The Indiscriminate Bombing of Yemen and the Failure of Western Media

Coverage of the war on Yemen is rare enough that it magnifies the importance of mistakes and omissions in the few articles that do reach Western audiences.

Posted March 18th, 2018

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Mohammed bin Salman: bold reformer or reckless autocrat? William Hartung criticizes the …

Posted March 16th, 2018

The Saudi ‘Reformer’ Who Uses Torture

Abusing detainees into signing over their wealth is consistent with Mohammed bin Salman’s heavy-handed crackdown on internal dissent and his prosecution of an atrocious war.

Posted March 12th, 2018

The Perils of ‘Rooting’ for a Foreign Leader

Whenever Western observers feel as though they ought to “root” for a foreign leader, they ignore the leader’s many flaws and bad decisions that they should be taking as warning signs.

Posted March 8th, 2018

Mohammed bin Salman’s Bizarre Western Fan Club

At best, this is unreasonably positive spin masquerading as analysis, and at worst it is just naked propagandizing on behalf of a foreign government.

Posted March 7th, 2018

Britain’s Shameful Embrace of the Saudi War Criminal

The warm welcome he is receiving from Theresa May is shameful, but it helps to call attention to the outrageous support that the U.S. and U.K. have been giving to the Saudis and their allies over the last three years.

Posted March 7th, 2018

Stop the Saudi-Led Coalition’s Starvation of Yemen

The Saudis and their allies need to be publicly pressured into lifting the blockade of Yemen.

Posted March 5th, 2018