Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Saudi Arabia”

Bowing Before the Saudis

In policy terms, Trump’s visit amounted to bowing very low before the Saudi king.

Posted May 24th, 2017

Congress Must Oppose the Saudi Arms Deal

It falls to Congress to try to rein in U.S. support for the atrocious war on Yemen.

Posted May 24th, 2017

The Saudi Visit and Trump’s Unprincipled Foreign Policy

The Trump administration celebrates war criminals for their leadership and vision.

Posted May 22nd, 2017

Yemen’s Preventable Cholera Epidemic

Starvation and the cholera epidemic in Yemen are both man-made disasters.

Posted May 22nd, 2017

Trump’s Embarrassing Saudi Visit

Trump went out of his way to identify himself and the U.S. very publicly with one of our most awful clients.

Posted May 22nd, 2017

The War on Yemen and the Great Saudi ‘Modernizer’

As Saudi defense minister, MBS has already failed in the biggest undertaking of his brief career.

Posted May 22nd, 2017

Trump’s ‘Principled Realism’ Is Neither Principled Nor Realist

Trump saluted the Saudis and their coalition for their “strong action” in Yemen.

Posted May 21st, 2017

Trump and Mohammed bin Salman

Trump and MBS are both remarkably incompetent in their respective roles.

Posted May 18th, 2017

The Saudis and Trump

MBS is the poster boy for Saudi military incompetence and an atrocious war in Yemen.

Posted May 17th, 2017

Trump’s Islam Speech Is a Mistake

Trump is likely to indulge in excessive flattery of his Saudi hosts or commit multiple diplomatic errors.

Posted May 17th, 2017

An ‘Arab NATO’ Is a Lousy Idea

Insofar as an “Arab NATO” serves as nothing more than a vehicle for Saudi-led interference in the affairs of its neighbors, it would be a regional menace.

Posted May 17th, 2017

Sudan and the War on Yemen

If Trump (and much of Washington) can embrace the war criminals of Riyadh, why wouldn’t he associate with one from Khartoum?

Posted May 16th, 2017

The War on Yemen and Trump’s Foreign Trip

While Trump will be schmoozing with despots in Riyadh, millions of Yemenis will continue to be starved as a result of deliberate policy choices supported by Washington.

Posted May 16th, 2017

Selling More Weapons to the Reckless Saudis

These arms sales send the worst possible message and deepen U.S. complicity in the Saudi-led war.

Posted May 15th, 2017

Cholera Strikes Yemen’s Capital

Outbreaks of disease like this one in the capital are a product of a senseless war that the U.S. has been helping the Saudis to wage on Yemen for over two years.

Posted May 15th, 2017

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

What does victory in Yemen look like? James Spencer explains the stalemated …

Posted May 12th, 2017

The War on Yemen and the ‘Self-Defense’ Lie

The claim that Saudi Arabia is “simply defending itself” by attacking Yemen is utter nonsense.

Posted May 11th, 2017