Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “UAE”

The Absurd, Failed War on Yemen

The coalition has confirmed publicly that they were simply using the “legitimate” president as a puppet and now no longer find him useful.

Posted November 6th, 2017

The Ridiculous Anti-Qatar Conference

It speaks volumes about how distorted and biased Bannon’s view of the Qatar crisis is that he imagines it to be the most important thing in the world.

Posted October 23rd, 2017

The U.S. Should Halt Arms Sales to the Saudi-Led Coalition

Washington is more than capable of stopping arms sales to Gulf states when it wants to.

Posted September 21st, 2017

The Failed War on Yemen Must End

The war on Yemen has utterly failed on its own terms.

Posted September 18th, 2017

The Qatar Crisis and the Folly of Taking Sides

The U.S. shouldn’t have taken any side in this dispute.

Posted September 11th, 2017

The Disgraceful, Failed War on Yemen

The intervention has been and remains wholly illegitimate.

Posted August 21st, 2017

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Is expanding the U.S. military presence in Syria legal? Sharmine Narwani explains …

Posted August 4th, 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

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

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

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

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

We are already at war in Syria. Philip Giraldi describes and criticizes …

Posted June 30th, 2017

The Qatar Crisis and the Trump Administration’s Foreign Policy Dysfunction

The rift between Tillerson and Trump on this issue has been impossible to miss.

Posted June 27th, 2017

Qatar Rejects the Saudi-led Bloc’s Absurd Demands

We are going to find out how far the Saudis and their allies are prepared to take their rivalry with their neighbor.

Posted June 26th, 2017

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

U.S. questions detainees in Yemen prisons rife with torture. The AP reports …

Posted June 23rd, 2017