Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Mohammed bin Salman”

The Saudis’ Bungling in Lebanon

MBS’ bungling in Lebanon is just the latest reminder that the U.S. should be disentangling itself from the Saudis as quickly as possible.

Posted November 11th, 2017

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Will the backlash against MBS’ purge begin in the military? Michael Horton …

Posted November 10th, 2017

Famine Caused by the Saudi Blockade Threatens to Kill Millions

Confronted with the potential mass starvation of millions of people by its clients in a war that it is supporting, the U.S. is doing nothing to stop it.

Posted November 10th, 2017

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

MBS’ Dangerous Power Grab

Like everything else he has done, the purges were excessive and appear to have been done without much thought for the possible pitfalls.

Posted November 6th, 2017

The Saudi Purges

MBS’ purges bode ill for the future stability of Saudi Arabia.

Posted November 4th, 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

MBS’ Delusions and the War on Yemen

Whatever phony justifications for the war he may offer, there is nothing he can say that will justify what has been done to the civilian population of Yemen.

Posted October 26th, 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

MBS’ Crackdown and the Noxious U.S.-Saudi Relationship

The latest Saudi crackdown reminds us that the U.S. has yoked itself to one of the most authoritarian regimes in the world for dubious reasons.

Posted September 15th, 2017

Trump, MBS, and the Noxious Saudi Relationship

The kingdom has become a regional menace and a major liability to the U.S.

Posted June 30th, 2017

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

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

Posted June 23rd, 2017

The WSJ’s Embarrassing Adoration for MBS

MBS’ short, lousy foreign policy record tells us we should expect more bad judgment and reckless behavior from the Saudis

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