Daniel Larison

Posts in category “politics”

The War on Yemen’s Horrible Consequences

It is horrifying that it takes the massacre of over three dozen small boys to force our media and our government to pay close attention to what U.S. policy has been making possible for more than three years.

Posted August 15th, 2018

The War on Yemen and Everything That’s Wrong with U.S. Foreign Policy

Our government’s support for the war on Yemen exemplifies all of what is worst in U.S. foreign policy.

Posted August 15th, 2018

U.S. ‘Disengagement’ from the Middle East Is a Myth

Foreign policy pundits have been bemoaning American “retreat” from the region for at least the last decade, and yet the U.S. is still ensnared in unnecessary foreign conflicts in Syria and Yemen with no apparent end in sight.

Posted August 15th, 2018

Trump Ignores Congress’ Yemen Conditions

The president’s signing statement confirms that the administration has no intention of paying attention to Congress’ conditions.

Posted August 14th, 2018

The U.S. Enables and Indulges Saudi War Crimes

As long as U.S. support for the war on Yemen continues, there are sure to be more senseless killings of civilians like the one we saw last week.

Posted August 14th, 2018

Our Despicable, Indefensible Policy in Yemen

As long as the U.S. enables Saudi coalition crimes and then shields them from scrutiny, our government is implicated in both the crime and the cover-up.

Posted August 13th, 2018

The Perils of Trump’s Iran Obsession

Obsessing over a non-existent Iranian threat to U.S. interests obviously has nothing to do with American security.

Posted August 13th, 2018

The U.S. Is Deeply Complicit in Saudi Coalition Crimes in Yemen

U.S. support for the Saudi coalition is essential to their war effort, and that makes our government deeply complicit in what the coalition does in Yemen.

Posted August 13th, 2018

The Costs of Reneging on the Nuclear Deal

It isn’t possible to trash one of the most significant diplomatic agreements of the last several decades and then get the other parties that you just betrayed to come back to the table.

Posted August 13th, 2018

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

“Support Iranian voices” does not mean what you think it means. Shervin …

Posted August 10th, 2018

The Pathetic U.S. Response to the Latest Saudi Massacre

There is no point in calling for an inquiry by the perpetrators of the crime.

Posted August 9th, 2018

The Aftermath of the Latest Saudi Coalition Massacre

How many more Yemeni schoolchildren will the Saudi coalition have to blow up before Congress acts to put a stop to U.S. support for these atrocities?

Posted August 9th, 2018

Dozens of Yemeni Children Killed in Saudi Coalition Airstrike

As long as the U.S. arms and refuels coalition planes while they slaughter Yemeni civilians in attacks like this one, our government is implicated in the war crimes enabled by our unstinting military assistance.

Posted August 9th, 2018

The Fantasy of North Korean Disarmament

The Trump administration remains wedded to unrealistic goals in negotiations with Pyongyang.

Posted August 8th, 2018

The Immorality of Sanctions

It is collective punishment of the innocent for the wrongdoing, real or imagined, of the regime over which the people have no real control.

Posted August 8th, 2018

China and Germany Reject Trump’s Threats

Trump’s Iran policy is illegitimate in the eyes of almost every other government in the world.

Posted August 8th, 2018

The Bungling Saudi Crown Prince

The quarrel with Canada makes the kingdom look like an insecure, petty authoritarian regime that can’t take even the mildest criticism from an otherwise friendly government.

Posted August 7th, 2018