Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Saudi Arabia”

The Terrible Cost of the War on Yemen

Our government’s support for the Saudi-led intervention is an indelible mark of shame in the annals of U.S. foreign policy.

Posted July 25th, 2016

Kaine’s Poor Foreign Policy Record

Kaine backed the Saudi-led war on Yemen from the start.

Posted July 25th, 2016

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Fallujah in ruins. Kelley Vlahos reports on the aftermath of the expulsion …

Posted July 15th, 2016

The Indefensible U.S.-Backed War on Yemen Continues

Half of the civilian population is at serious risk of starvation, and that is mostly due to the Saudi-led, U.S.-backed intervention and blockade.

Posted July 13th, 2016

The Saudis and the MEK

Nothing could more effectively show that support for the MEK is driven by hatred of Iran and its people than Saudi Arabia’s endorsement of their cause.

Posted July 12th, 2016

Has Obama Done ‘Too Little’ Abroad?

The assessment that Obama has done “too little” abroad is at odds with Obama’s record of frequent activism.

Posted June 29th, 2016

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

How fear won in Britain. Freddy Gray reflects on the fear-mongering from …

Posted June 24th, 2016

The Indefensible U.S.-Backed War on Yemen Continues

Backing the Saudi-led war is morally abhorrent and one of the worst foreign policy decisions of this century.

Posted June 23rd, 2016

The World Continues to Fail the People of Yemen

Somehow the enormous scale of the humanitarian catastrophe unfolding in Yemen continues to be overlooked by most of the rest of the world.

Posted June 15th, 2016

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Can realists escape Trump? Benjamin Friedman warns that Trump’s candidacy could end …

Posted June 10th, 2016

U.S. Complicity in the War on Yemen

We can see clearly from this intervention and U.S. backing for it how destructive and corrupting the desire to indulge client states can be.

Posted June 10th, 2016

Why the U.N.’s Decision to Cave Under Saudi Pressure Matters

Yielding to what Ban calls “unacceptable” pressure rewards these governments for exerting it.

Posted June 9th, 2016

The War on Yemen and Our Despicable Clients

The Saudis have the gall to threaten to withhold funding for UN humanitarian aid in an attempt to cover up the crimes that the coalition has committed in Yemen.

Posted June 7th, 2016

The Latest Attempt to Whitewash the Saudi-Led Coalition’s Crimes in Yemen

The UN has caved to Saudi pressure, consistent with the shameful way that the world has responded to the war.

Posted June 6th, 2016

Kerry’s Lies About the War on Yemen

The war on Yemen never was a war of self-defense, and it compounds the U.S. disgrace of aiding the Saudis’ war to claim that it was.

Posted June 1st, 2016

A Very Belated Decision on Cluster Bombs and the Saudis

This is the first time that the U.S. has taken any action to slow the supply of weapons to the Saudis since the intervention in Yemen began fourteen months ago.

Posted May 30th, 2016

A Trump-Corker Ticket?

On foreign policy, Corker has a mostly bad record.

Posted May 24th, 2016