Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Saudi Arabia”

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

Stop Calling the Saudis Our ‘Allies’

The costs of the relationship are now much higher than any benefits it may produce.

Posted April 25th, 2016

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Libya and the five stages of intervention. Trevor Thrall explains how the …

Posted April 22nd, 2016

The Bankrupt U.S.-Saudi Relationship

We can’t pretend that the U.S. is being well-served by aggressive and reckless Saudi foreign policy.

Posted April 21st, 2016

The Saudis Are Starving Yemen to Death

The disgrace of our government’s ongoing support for the Saudi-led war gets worse with each passing day.

Posted April 19th, 2016

The High Price of ‘Reassuring’ Despotic Clients

Keeping the Saudis happy isn’t worth the price of enabling war crimes and implicating the U.S. in the senseless devastation and starvation of an entire country.

Posted April 19th, 2016

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

U.S. support for the Saudi-led war on Yemen makes us all less …

Posted April 15th, 2016

Ryan and the ‘Reassurance’ Racket

The key to keeping the “reassurance” racket going is maintaining the illusion that the U.S. has great need of its clients.

Posted April 15th, 2016

Murphy and Paul Seek to Halt Arms Sales to the Saudis

Murphy and Paul deserve a lot of credit for taking on an issue that has mostly been ignored by their colleagues in the Senate.

Posted April 13th, 2016

The Importance of Distinguishing Between Clients and Allies

While it may be flattering to these states to call them allies, the term implies that the U.S. is obliged to aid and defend them when the U.S. has no such obligations.

Posted April 13th, 2016

Clinton’s Reliably Bad Foreign Policy

Clinton may be the most consistently hawkish Democratic nominee since Lyndon Johnson.

Posted April 12th, 2016