Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Saudi Arabia”

Bush and Ross’ Reckless Iran Recommendations

Bush and Ross would commit the U.S. to more aggressive policies in the region that serve no American interests.

Posted January 19th, 2017

Obama’s Unnecessary Wars and ‘Humanitarian’ Interventionism

Obama has probably done more to discredit “humanitarian” interventionism with his policies than any other recent president.

Posted January 17th, 2017

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Obama’s reckless interventionism. Bonnie Kristian reviews the record of Obama’s many wars. …

Posted January 13th, 2017

The Atrocious War on Yemen and Our Reckless Gulf Clients

As we can see from their senseless war on Yemen, they actively work to make the region less secure than it was before.

Posted January 9th, 2017

Where Is the Opposition to Our Illegal and Unnecessary Wars?

Obama’s legacy: normalizing perpetual war while pretending to end wars.

Posted January 9th, 2017

Trump’s Yemen Babble Revisited

Trump’s remarks on Yemen show how much the obsession with Iran distorts his view of the entire region.

Posted January 6th, 2017

Yemen Is Being Starved to Death

The humanitarian catastrophe in Yemen threatens millions of people with death from starvation and preventable disease.

Posted January 3rd, 2017

Obama’s Misguided Indulgence of U.S. Client States

Obama has gone out of his way to try to placate and indulge them even when they behave appallingly.

Posted January 3rd, 2017

U.S. Clients Are Not Our ‘Friends’

It is long past time since the U.S. dealt with these states based on our own interests rather than going out of our way to cater to theirs.

Posted December 29th, 2016

The U.S. Continues Its Shameful Support for the War on Yemen

Modest tweaks to a disgraceful policy don’t address the core problem with U.S. support for the war.

Posted December 13th, 2016

Why the Iran Obsession Matters

Even if the deal survives, we should still expect a more aggressively anti-Iranian U.S. posture.

Posted December 8th, 2016

Famine Continues to Stalk Yemen

Yemen is suffering one of the greatest man-made humanitarian catastrophes of this century.

Posted December 7th, 2016

The Starvation of Yemen Continues

The starvation of Yemen’s civilian population is one of the greatest man-made disasters of this century, and it has been brought about in large part by U.S.-backed clients.

Posted December 1st, 2016

Flynn and the War on Yemen

Flynn exaggerates the threat from Iran and imagines a global Iran-centered “alliance” where none exists, so don’t expect him to give good advice on Yemen.

Posted November 28th, 2016

Trump and the War on Yemen

Trump appears to buy into Saudi propaganda about the war on Yemen.

Posted November 22nd, 2016

The U.S. Remains Deeply Complicit in the War on Yemen

There are undoubtedly “U.S. fingerprints” on the bombing campaign, but there is more to it than that.

Posted November 14th, 2016

Clinton’s Foreign Policy Will Obviously Be More Aggressive, So Why Pretend Otherwise?

In the last twenty years, Clinton has never seen a military intervention that she thought was unnecessary or too risky.

Posted November 8th, 2016