Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Yemen”

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

How the U.S. is making the war in Yemen worse. Nicolas Niarchos …

Posted January 19th, 2018

The Disgraceful U.S. Enabling Role in the War on Yemen

There is no justification for what the Saudi-led coalition has been doing to Yemen with our government’s backing.

Posted January 19th, 2018

The Baseless Fear of Iranian ‘Hegemony’

Conjuring up the specter of Iran as a possible regional hegemon is worse than threat inflation. It is threat invention.

Posted January 17th, 2018

The War on Yemen and Trump’s Distorting Iran Obsession

Trump dresses up an indefensible policy as something very different from what it is and hopes that no one is paying close enough attention to notice the deception.

Posted January 15th, 2018

Trump, Iran, and ‘Moral Clarity’

“Moral clarity” is the phrase that is used whenever someone in Washington wants to denounce adversaries for actions that he ignores or excuses when they are committed by governments on “our” side.

Posted January 2nd, 2018

Mattis and the War on Yemen

The quickest and best way for our government to reduce the number of Yemeni civilians killed by the coalition is to withhold all U.S. military assistance from the coalition.

Posted January 2nd, 2018

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Italian bombs, Yemeni deaths: tracking the global arms trade. Malachy Browne, Barbara …

Posted December 29th, 2017

Yemen’s Humanitarian Catastrophe: The Most Important Story in the World

The multiple, overlapping disasters of mass starvation and a record-setting cholera epidemic easily make the suffering of Yemen’s civilian population the largest crisis and most important story in the world.

Posted December 28th, 2017

A ‘Hideous Milestone’ in Yemen: One Million Cases of Cholera

The conditions that have caused and sustained this epidemic were created by the Saudi-led coalition through their indiscriminate bombing and punitive blockade.

Posted December 21st, 2017

Trump’s Failed and Costly Middle East Policies

Trump has managed to take the worst Obama administration policy he inherited and make it even worse than it was.

Posted December 18th, 2017

Haley’s Stunt and the War on Yemen

Haley’s stunt is a lame bid to try to make people forget that our clients are committing crimes against humanity with our government’s assistance.

Posted December 14th, 2017

The Saudis’ Cruel Collective Punishment of Yemen Has Not Ended

The plight of Yemen’s people has been made worse by the systematic, deliberate coalition campaign to attack the country’s sources of food production.

Posted December 12th, 2017

Trump’s Foreign Policy Failings

All of these failings bode very ill for U.S. foreign policy in the coming year.

Posted December 12th, 2017

The Collective Punishment of Yemen Must Stop

Thanks to the Saudi blockade, 8.5 million people are on the brink of starvation in Yemen.

Posted December 7th, 2017

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

Saleh Is Dead, But Yemen’s Suffering Continues

Saleh had been a fixture of Yemeni politics for so long that it is hard to know how his death will change things, but the effect will likely be significant.

Posted December 4th, 2017

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Would “Rexit” mean the first step towards war with Iran? Robert Merry …

Posted December 1st, 2017