Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Saudi Arabia”

Yemen’s Rapidly Growing Cholera Epidemic

The people of Yemen are in urgent need of a major emergency response if they are to avoid massive loss of life from starvation and disease.

Posted July 24th, 2017

Trump’s First Foreign Trip and the Qatar Crisis

The Saudi leg was considered to be the most successful part of Trump’s first trip abroad as president, and two months later we can see that it was actually a destabilizing and embarrassing episode.

Posted July 21st, 2017

Yemen’s Cholera Epidemic Is the Worst on Record

If there is not a major response to these disasters soon, it will be too late for countless victims of starvation and disease.

Posted July 20th, 2017

The Noxious U.S.-Saudi Relationship Must End

Washington should have no compunctions about severing a noxious relationship that hurts our interests and endangers the wider region.

Posted July 20th, 2017

Report: UAE Responsible for the Qatar Hacks

If this latest report is accurate, it would fit with what we know about the crisis.

Posted July 17th, 2017

Poll: British Public Overwhelmingly Opposes Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia

British support for the war on Yemen has scant support among the public there.

Posted July 17th, 2017

The Confused U.S. Response to the Qatar Crisis

The problem may be that Trump doesn’t understand that he is undermining and contradicting his own officials.

Posted July 14th, 2017

The Qatar Crisis and Tillerson’s Failed Shuttle Diplomacy

The administration’s wholehearted embrace of the Saudis in Riyadh will continue to cause the U.S. and the region more problems like this one.

Posted July 14th, 2017

Corker: Saudi Support for Terrorism ‘Dwarfs’ Qatar’s

Instead of choosing sides in a feud among client states, the U.S. should be rethinking its ties with all of them.

Posted July 13th, 2017

The Qatar Crisis and Saudi Incompetence

The Saudi-led bloc made many mistakes common among hard-liners everywhere.

Posted July 12th, 2017

The Qatar Crisis Continues to Drag On

The crisis seems likely to drag on for a long time unless the U.S. can find a way to pressure its reckless clients into acknowledging failure and accepting a compromise.

Posted July 12th, 2017

Yemen’s Multiple, Overlapping Crises

Each disaster in Yemen compounds the others, and together they have combined to create the worst humanitarian crisis in the world.

Posted July 11th, 2017

The U.S.-Backed War on Yemen Continues

Yemen urgently needs a cease-fire, an immediate lifting of both sea and air blockades, and a massive infusion of emergency assistance.

Posted July 11th, 2017

Yemen’s Cholera Epidemic Is ‘Spiraling Out of Control’

At the current rate, there could easily be half a million cases of cholera in another month.

Posted July 10th, 2017

The Qatar Crisis and Trump’s ‘No Daylight’ Approach

The Qatar crisis is just the latest piece of evidence that this approach yields nothing but more instability and irresponsible client behavior.

Posted July 10th, 2017

Yemen’s Worsening Cholera Epidemic

The international response to the world’s worst humanitarian crisis continues to be woefully inadequate.

Posted July 8th, 2017

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Why is Haley still Trump’s U.N. ambassador? Phil Giraldi warns against the …

Posted July 7th, 2017