Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Saudi Arabia”

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

Saudi Distortions and the War on Yemen

So many of the reports on the Saudi-led intervention have accepted the Saudis’ self-serving, dishonest framing of the conflict.

Posted May 23rd, 2016

There Is No Hillary Clinton ‘Doctrine’

What Stacey keeps calling the Clinton “doctrine” is just unfocused meddling in every conflict that comes along.

Posted May 23rd, 2016

McCain’s Sickening Defense of the War on Yemen

No matter how destructive a military intervention is, McCain will defend it as long as it is waged by the U.S. or one of our clients.

Posted May 18th, 2016

Famine Stalks Yemen

The horrifying conditions in Yemen are the result of the policy being pursued by the Saudis and their allies with U.S. and British support.

Posted May 18th, 2016

Saudi Lies and the War on Yemen

The Saudis have been working overtime to avoid accountability for their crimes over the last year.

Posted May 16th, 2016

The Worsening Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen

The blockade that is starving tens of millions of people remains in place.

Posted May 13th, 2016