Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Yemen”

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Congressional realists could “caucus in a phone booth.” Finlay Lewis profiles eight …

Posted November 17th, 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

Who Would Support an Indefensible War?

The Saudi-led war on Yemen has been a textbook example of how foreign military intervention intensifies and prolongs a conflict and makes everyone worse off.

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

U.S. Support for the Disgraceful War on Yemen Must End

Changing U.S. policy in Yemen and ending our support for the war are more critical than ever.

Posted November 16th, 2017

Trump and the Prospects for Restraint

Trump is helping to bring discredit on conventional U.S. foreign policy through his embrace of most of it.

Posted November 15th, 2017

The Saudis Are a Regional Menace

It is long past time that the U.S. downgraded its noxious relationship with Riyadh.

Posted November 15th, 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

Indulging Reckless Clients Is a Bipartisan Tradition

It is hard to think of examples where the U.S. has not given allies and clients a free pass for their destabilizing behavior.

Posted November 14th, 2017

Yemen’s Humanitarian Catastrophe Is Getting Worse

The cumulative effects of two and a half years of senseless war are inflicting profound suffering on millions of innocent people.

Posted November 13th, 2017

The Starvation of Yemen Hasn’t Stopped

Hodeidah is the country’s main port and the lifeline for most of the population, so keeping it closed will have terrible consequences for millions of people.

Posted November 13th, 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 Anti-Restraint Foreign Policy

One of the more worrisome aspects of Trump’s foreign policy to date has been his tendency to encourage what Barry Posen calls “reckless driving” by U.S. clients.

Posted November 8th, 2017

Don’t Believe the ‘Reformer’ Hype About MBS

We should be wary of accepting the “reformer” credentials of a person who has so far distinguished himself for his hubris and incompetence.

Posted November 8th, 2017

Starving Yemen to Death

The coalition governments are now tightening their grip on a country that they have already been strangling for years, and still the U.S., Britain, and others have nothing to say about it.

Posted November 7th, 2017

There Should Always Be ‘Daylight’ Between the U.S. and Our Clients

A “no daylight” standard in relations with other states is never desirable.

Posted November 7th, 2017