Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Saudi Arabia”

Stop Calling the Saudis Our ‘Allies’

The costs of the relationship are now much higher than any benefits it may produce.

Posted April 25th, 2016

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Libya and the five stages of intervention. Trevor Thrall explains how the …

Posted April 22nd, 2016

The Bankrupt U.S.-Saudi Relationship

We can’t pretend that the U.S. is being well-served by aggressive and reckless Saudi foreign policy.

Posted April 21st, 2016

The Saudis Are Starving Yemen to Death

The disgrace of our government’s ongoing support for the Saudi-led war gets worse with each passing day.

Posted April 19th, 2016

The High Price of ‘Reassuring’ Despotic Clients

Keeping the Saudis happy isn’t worth the price of enabling war crimes and implicating the U.S. in the senseless devastation and starvation of an entire country.

Posted April 19th, 2016

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

U.S. support for the Saudi-led war on Yemen makes us all less …

Posted April 15th, 2016

Ryan and the ‘Reassurance’ Racket

The key to keeping the “reassurance” racket going is maintaining the illusion that the U.S. has great need of its clients.

Posted April 15th, 2016

Murphy and Paul Seek to Halt Arms Sales to the Saudis

Murphy and Paul deserve a lot of credit for taking on an issue that has mostly been ignored by their colleagues in the Senate.

Posted April 13th, 2016

The Importance of Distinguishing Between Clients and Allies

While it may be flattering to these states to call them allies, the term implies that the U.S. is obliged to aid and defend them when the U.S. has no such obligations.

Posted April 13th, 2016

Clinton’s Reliably Bad Foreign Policy

Clinton may be the most consistently hawkish Democratic nominee since Lyndon Johnson.

Posted April 12th, 2016

Al Qaeda Is the Only Winner in Yemen

AQAP has been benefiting from the Saudi-led coalition’s war for many months.

Posted April 8th, 2016

The Futility of ‘Reassuring’ Bad Clients

The administration should understand by now that there is no amount of “reassuring” that it can do that will ever satisfy Riyadh.

Posted April 6th, 2016

Why Isn’t There More Outrage Over Yemen?

Yemen is suffering one of the greatest contemporary man-made humanitarian disasters.

Posted April 4th, 2016

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Why Obama’s overshadowed visit to Argentina matters. Catherine Addington explains the significance …

Posted April 1st, 2016

Ignoring the Indefensible War on Yemen

It seems incredible that such a thoroughly indefensible military campaign has generated so little outrage.

Posted April 1st, 2016

Hadi’s Propaganda and the War on Yemen

Hadi claims to speak on behalf of his country, but the reality is that he has little or no support there.

Posted March 29th, 2016

Yemen’s Humanitarian Catastrophe

The Saudi-led, U.S.-backed intervention in Yemen has created one of the greatest humanitarian crises in the world.

Posted March 29th, 2016