Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Saudi Arabia”

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

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Military options are not the same as solutions. Charles Peña explains why …

Posted November 4th, 2016

How the U.S. Should Handle Its Reckless Clients

The U.S. should be much less anxious about “losing” bad client states around the world than it has been, and the clients should be much more worried about losing U.S. backing than they are.

Posted November 1st, 2016

The Bad, Lopsided U.S.-Saudi Relationship

The U.S. is stupidly enabling destructive Saudi behavior and making America new enemies.

Posted October 31st, 2016

McMullin’s Dreadfully Conventional Hawkishness

McMullin is an anti-Trump candidate whose main appeal is to Republicans that remain deeply committed to a very aggressive foreign policy.

Posted October 24th, 2016

The Fantasies of Iran Hawks

The idea that Obama has pursued “indefatigable sponsorship of Iran” is a lazy smear that is utterly divorced from reality.

Posted October 24th, 2016

The Imaginary Iranian ‘Empire’

Referring to Iran as an “imperial” power is a ridiculous exaggeration.

Posted October 18th, 2016

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Saudi Arabia’s senseless pursuit of war in Yemen. The Financial Times calls …

Posted October 14th, 2016

Increasing Support for the War on Yemen Is Obviously Insane

Intensifying support for the war will produce more attacks on civilian targets and more misery for the people of Yemen.

Posted October 14th, 2016

Foolish Patronage, Bad Clients, and the War on Yemen

As long as Washington is eager to keep its clients satisfied, the U.S. will find itself supporting all manner of stupid and destructive policies.

Posted October 14th, 2016

The U.S. Strikes Houthi Targets in Yemen

The U.S. is stumbling into an expanded role in a disastrous war.

Posted October 13th, 2016