Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Saudi Arabia”

NATO and “Arab NATO”

The U.S. shouldn’t have anything to do with a new Saudi-led coalition.

Posted March 31st, 2015

The U.S. Backs a War in Yemen It Doesn’t Understand

The U.S. is making an unnecessary war much easier for the governments that want to fight it.

Posted March 31st, 2015

Report: U.S. Increasing Support for Saudi War on Yemen

No U.S. interests are served by aiding a Saudi attack on its neighbor.

Posted March 30th, 2015

The U.S. Shouldn’t Support Saudi Arabia’s War on Yemen

If another authoritarian state were doing what Saudi Arabia is doing to Yemen now, every Western government would be condemning it as unprovoked aggression.

Posted March 30th, 2015

The Dangerous Saudi Intervention in Yemen

The U.S. has no reason to support actions that are likely to intensify and prolong a conflict in Yemen.

Posted March 30th, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Our unrealistic foreign policy. Christopher Preble asks why the public should be …

Posted March 27th, 2015

Biden’s Gaffe and Obama’s “Broad Coalition”

There was a time not that long ago when Biden was boasting of the role that the Turks, Saudis, and others played in supporting anti-Assad forces.

Posted October 7th, 2014

Mead’s Ridiculous Linkage Argument

Walter Russell Mead must be kidding: Unhappily for the Obama administration, the …

Posted July 29th, 2014

McCain’s Horrible Foreign Policy Judgment

Michael Hirsh ponders whether McCain might be right about a foreign policy …

Posted June 30th, 2014

The Awful “Credibility” Argument That Won’t Die

Robert Kagan trots out the very unpersuasive “credibility” argument once again: As …

Posted February 27th, 2014

What Clients Mean When They Whine About “Lack of Leadership”

Greg Scoblete reminds us that the constant carping about “allied” unhappiness with …

Posted January 22nd, 2014

An Even More Ridiculous Munich Comparison

Jonathan Tobin makes another ignorant Geneva/Munich comparison, and adds this bit of …

Posted November 27th, 2013

Europe and Free-Riding Allies and Clients

Greg Scoblete comments on John Vinocur’s “Europe loses trust in Obama” op-ed: …

Posted November 13th, 2013

Flunking Foreign Policy 101

Michael Totten repeats a common misunderstanding (via Sullivan): Foreign Policy 101 dictates …

Posted October 29th, 2013

U.S. Clients and “Credibility”

John McCain and Lindsey Graham unwittingly undermine their own argument: What’s worse, …

Posted October 28th, 2013

Getting “Cozy” with Iran and Other Lies

Watching the Armed Services Committee meeting yesterday was not anyone’s idea of …

Posted February 13th, 2013

Condi Rice and Interventionist Remedies That Cure Nothing

Condoleeza Rice misses something important: Karl Marx once called on workers of …

Posted November 26th, 2012