Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Yemen”

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The “Blob” strikes back. Andrew Bacevich responds to a new report from …

Posted May 26th, 2017

The Fantasies of Iran Hawks

Iran hawks have tried to spin Obama’s regional policies as “appeasement of Iran” for years, but this was never true.

Posted May 26th, 2017

Trump Hectors NATO Allies, But Praises the Saudis

If we are going to flatter and applaud anyone, it should be our real allies and not reckless clients that implicate us in their war crimes.

Posted May 25th, 2017

The Disastrous War on Yemen Continues

Despite Saudi delusions to the contrary, they cannot win this war.

Posted May 25th, 2017

The ‘Titanic Shift’ in U.S. Foreign Policy That Wasn’t

The U.S. has long allowed itself to be played for a sucker by its regional clients, but Trump has proven to be the biggest mark of all.

Posted May 25th, 2017

Bowing Before the Saudis

In policy terms, Trump’s visit amounted to bowing very low before the Saudi king.

Posted May 24th, 2017

Congress Must Oppose the Saudi Arms Deal

It falls to Congress to try to rein in U.S. support for the atrocious war on Yemen.

Posted May 24th, 2017

The Saudi Visit and Trump’s Unprincipled Foreign Policy

The Trump administration celebrates war criminals for their leadership and vision.

Posted May 22nd, 2017

Yemen’s Preventable Cholera Epidemic

Starvation and the cholera epidemic in Yemen are both man-made disasters.

Posted May 22nd, 2017

Trump’s Embarrassing Saudi Visit

Trump went out of his way to identify himself and the U.S. very publicly with one of our most awful clients.

Posted May 22nd, 2017

The War on Yemen and the Great Saudi ‘Modernizer’

As Saudi defense minister, MBS has already failed in the biggest undertaking of his brief career.

Posted May 22nd, 2017

Trump’s ‘Principled Realism’ Is Neither Principled Nor Realist

Trump saluted the Saudis and their coalition for their “strong action” in Yemen.

Posted May 21st, 2017

Trump and Mohammed bin Salman

Trump and MBS are both remarkably incompetent in their respective roles.

Posted May 18th, 2017

The Saudis and Trump

MBS is the poster boy for Saudi military incompetence and an atrocious war in Yemen.

Posted May 17th, 2017

An ‘Arab NATO’ Is a Lousy Idea

Insofar as an “Arab NATO” serves as nothing more than a vehicle for Saudi-led interference in the affairs of its neighbors, it would be a regional menace.

Posted May 17th, 2017

Sudan and the War on Yemen

If Trump (and much of Washington) can embrace the war criminals of Riyadh, why wouldn’t he associate with one from Khartoum?

Posted May 16th, 2017

The War on Yemen and Trump’s Foreign Trip

While Trump will be schmoozing with despots in Riyadh, millions of Yemenis will continue to be starved as a result of deliberate policy choices supported by Washington.

Posted May 16th, 2017