Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Saudi Arabia”

Saudi Coalition Kills At Least 20 At a Yemeni Wedding Party

The latest Saudi coalition atrocity against Yemeni civilians was another attack on …

Posted April 23rd, 2018

State Department Report Whitewashes Saudi War Crimes in Yemen

Our government has been aiding and abetting Saudi coalition war crimes for three years straight. The administration doesn’t want people knowing that, and that is why the State Department’s report says nothing about these crimes.

Posted April 22nd, 2018

The U.S. Is Still Enabling Saudi War Crimes in Yemen

The coalition uses the weapons and refueling that the U.S. provides to deprive displaced people of clean drinking water.

Posted April 17th, 2018

Trump’s Misguided Plan for ‘Stabilizing’ Syria

The U.S. should remove its forces from Syria as quickly as possible, but it is fanciful to think that regional clients are going to put up the soldiers and funding to replace them.

Posted April 16th, 2018

Trump Tramples on the Constitution, Again

There is no outcome that justifies the risks and law-breaking that this Syria attack involves.

Posted April 13th, 2018

Trump Prepares to Launch His Illegal Attack on Syria

Trump has no authority to order an attack on the Syrian government, which has not attacked the U.S. and doesn’t pose any threat to America or its allies.

Posted April 9th, 2018

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

How unwanted wars begin. Robert Jervis and Mira Rapp-Hooper explain how misperception …

Posted April 6th, 2018

7 Questions for Mohammed bin Salman

Here are a few questions that future interviewers might consider using.

Posted April 4th, 2018

The Illegal War in Syria and Trump’s Awful Embrace of the Saudis

Trump thinks the services of the U.S. military are available to be rented by our despotic clients whenever they are willing to offer enough money.

Posted April 3rd, 2018

Trump Should Withdraw U.S. Forces from Syria, But He Won’t

If Trump really had an “America First” foreign policy, leaving Syria would have been one of the first things he did, but he doesn’t and so that won’t happen on his watch.

Posted April 3rd, 2018

The Atrocious U.S.-Backed War on Yemen

Yemeni civilians sought a brief respite from the heat by going outdoors, and then they were immediately murdered by a missile attack.

Posted April 2nd, 2018

Another Softball Interview with Mohammed bin Salman

Notably, the words famine, starvation, and blockade never appear in the interview at any point.

Posted April 2nd, 2018

Another Saudi Coalition Bombing Slaughters a Dozen Yemeni Civilians

The U.S. should have no part in this war, and it is a stain on our country every day that our government’s support for it continues.

Posted April 2nd, 2018

Trump’s Destructive Embrace of Mohammed bin Salman

Trump has been in favor of Mohammed bin Salman’s destabilizing recklessness precisely because it is destabilizing.

Posted April 2nd, 2018

Mohammed bin Salman and Our Illegal War in Syria

The Saudis under Mohammed bin Salman’s poor leadership have become a regional menace and their interests increasingly diverge from ours, so it should be taken as a given that if he believes the U.S. should do something it is probably in our best interest to do the opposite.

Posted March 30th, 2018

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

John Bolton’s history of tirades and dirty tricks. Daniel DePetris reviews Bolton’s …

Posted March 30th, 2018

U.S. Refueling of Saudi Coalition Planes Leads to More Civilian Casualties

By enabling that war effort and allowing their planes to remain in the air longer, the U.S. is helping the Saudis and their allies kill more innocent Yemenis than they possibly could on their own.

Posted March 29th, 2018