Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “U.N.”

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

Haley’s Absurd Rhetoric and the Starvation of Yemen

Haley was not asked about the U.S. role or our responsibility for helping to create the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.

Posted April 3rd, 2017

Trump’s Foolish Budget Priorities

Trump wants to throw tens of billions at a military establishment that doesn’t need more funding while slashing funds for humanitarian aid programs that desperately need more than they get now.

Posted March 14th, 2017

Famine Continues to Stalk Yemen

Almost the entire world is responding to the world’s worst humanitarian crisis with a shrug.

Posted March 14th, 2017

Haley and UNSCR 2334

Haley’s testimony showed both extreme hawkish “pro-Israel” bias and an almost total misunderstanding of who our real allies are.

Posted January 18th, 2017

Trump’s Hard-liners and Israel

Haley and Trump seem to be of one mind that one of the priorities of U.S. foreign policy should be covering for the illegal behavior of a client state.

Posted January 18th, 2017

Cruz and Graham’s Tantrum Against the U.N.

Cruz and Graham’s bill to defund the U.N. will reduce U.S. influence in the world in a vain bid to show “strength.”

Posted January 12th, 2017

The House Passes a Foolish Resolution Against UNSCR 2334

This is a particularly striking example of how unrepresentative the House can be.

Posted January 6th, 2017