Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Saudi Arabia”

The Ongoing Disgrace of U.S. Support for the War on Yemen

U.S. support for the indefensible war on Yemen is an ongoing disgrace and an enduring blot on our country’s reputation.

Posted February 16th, 2017

The U.S. Should Have Nothing to Do with an Arab Anti-Iran Coalition

It is likely that this coalition would become a vehicle for launching attacks on neighbors in the name of “opposing” Iranian influence where it is already negligible.

Posted February 15th, 2017

The Indefensible Indulgence of Despotic Clients

There are few client states less deserving of more U.S. support than the Saudis and their Gulf allies.

Posted February 13th, 2017

The Increasingly Dangerous Iran Obsession

There is increasing danger that the Iran-obsessed Trump administration is looking for ways to turn our shameful policy in Yemen into a pretext for direct conflict with Iran.

Posted February 13th, 2017

Trump Keeps Indulging Our Reckless Gulf Clients

That isn’t a surprise, but it is another indication that the shameful U.S. support for the war on Yemen is going to increase.

Posted February 8th, 2017

The Trump Administration May Increase the U.S. Role in the War on Yemen

Increasing support for the war on Yemen in the name of combating Iranian influence would be to attack the wrong target because of a stupid ideological preoccupation.

Posted February 4th, 2017

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Why is Iran part of the ban? Noah Millman suggests that increasing …

Posted February 3rd, 2017

The Botched Yemen Raid

The number of civilians killed in the raid and the poor preparation raise some obvious questions.

Posted February 2nd, 2017

Flynn and the Dangerous Iran Obsession

Flynn’s statement suggests that the Trump administration will continue enabling the Saudi-led war on Yemen and will try to blame Iran for anything that happens in the region that they don’t like.

Posted February 1st, 2017

‘Observe Good Faith and Justice Towards All Nations’

Trump is starting off his presidency to a remarkable degree by pursuing the exact opposite of what Washington recommended.

Posted February 1st, 2017

Sloppy Western Reporting and the War on Yemen

If one wanted to stoke tensions between the U.S. and Iran on purpose on the flimsiest of pretexts, this is the sort of poor reporting of bad analysis one would publish.

Posted January 31st, 2017

Trump Wants Safe Zones in Yemen?

Trump’s suggestion of safe zones in Yemen makes even less sense than his support for Syrian safe zones.

Posted January 30th, 2017

Trump’s Arbitrary and Cruel Executive Order

Imposing arbitrary, unnecessary burdens on blameless people for any length of time is wrong.

Posted January 30th, 2017

Reviewing Obama’s Flawed Foreign Policy Record

Obama made a number of egregious, unforced errors that mar his record.

Posted January 26th, 2017

Trump and the Gulf States

Unfortunately, the Gulf states have good reason to be encouraged by the start of Trump’s presidency.

Posted January 23rd, 2017

Rubio’s Grandstanding on Tillerson

Rubio’s grandstanding about “moral clarity” is all the more absurd when we remember that he has long been a supporter of the disgraceful U.S.-backed war on Yemen.

Posted January 23rd, 2017

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