Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “U.N.”

The Saudi Blockade Keeps Killing Yemenis with Starvation and Disease

The longer that the Saudis and their allies keep strangling the country, the worse these conditions will get.

Posted December 4th, 2017

U.N.: ‘Untold Thousands’ Will Die in Yemen Because of Blockade

The civilian population of Yemen is made to suffer all these things because of a war that the coalition can’t win.

Posted November 17th, 2017

Saudi Propaganda and the Starvation of Yemen

According to a U.N. panel, there is no evidence to support the coalition’s missile claim.

Posted November 17th, 2017

Yemen Is Being Strangled to Death

The Saudis and their allies are deliberately trying to strangle the civilian population by depriving them of essential food and medicine.

Posted November 14th, 2017

Famine Caused by the Saudi Blockade Threatens to Kill Millions

Confronted with the potential mass starvation of millions of people by its clients in a war that it is supporting, the U.S. is doing nothing to stop it.

Posted November 10th, 2017

Yemen Faces Largest Famine in Decades Because of Saudi Blockade

Unless the coalition blockade is relaxed, it will kill a huge number of innocent Yemenis.

Posted November 8th, 2017

Trump’s Weird Offer to Meet Rouhani

If this bungled attempt at making contact with Iran is any indication of how the administration thinks diplomacy is supposed to work, things are much worse than we thought.

Posted November 2nd, 2017

No Accountability for Saudi War Crimes in Yemen

The “international community” has once again failed to do even the bare minimum for the people of Yemen.

Posted September 29th, 2017

The Latest Saudi Attempt to Conceal War Crimes in Yemen

Saudi Arabia is trying once again to conceal their coalition’s crimes in Yemen.

Posted September 26th, 2017

Trump’s ‘Principled Realism’ Is Neither Principled Nor Realist (II)

An administration “guided by outcomes, not ideology” would have no problem with a deal that successfully restricted Iran’s nuclear program.

Posted September 21st, 2017

The Stupidity of Netanyahu’s ‘Fix It or Nix It’ Complaint

There is no “fix” available that Iran would accept, and so insisting on “fixing” the deal is much the same as calling for abandoning it.

Posted September 20th, 2017

The Glaring Omissions in Trump’s U.N. Speech

Trump said nothing about the Saudi-led war on Yemen or its role in causing the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.

Posted September 19th, 2017

Trump’s Irresponsible North Korea Rhetoric

Trump’s rhetoric suggests that he could be contemplating launching an illegal preventive war.

Posted September 19th, 2017

Trump’s Belligerent U.N. Speech

It was alarming to hear Trump speak in such stark, fanatical terms about international affairs.

Posted September 19th, 2017

U.N. Report: Saudi-Led Coalition Was Responsible for the Slaughter of Refugees at Sea

The slaughter of the Somali refugees is just one more confirmed example of the coalition’s wanton violations of international law.

Posted July 26th, 2017

The Problem with Kurdish Independence

Kurdish independence would spark new conflicts and complicate existing ones.

Posted June 20th, 2017

Trump’s Illegal Attack

Trump’s action provides another precedent that later presidents can use for their own illegal wars in the future.

Posted April 7th, 2017