Daniel Larison

Posts in category “politics”

Merkel and Germany’s Political Crisis

There were simply too many disagreements on policy among the would-be coalition partners to form a functioning government.

Posted November 21st, 2017

Our Bankrupt Approach to North Korea

The U.S. remains wedded to pursuing an unachievable goal through ineffective means.

Posted November 21st, 2017

North Korea and the Futility of Sanctions

The administration’s justification for putting North Korea back on the list of state sponsors of terrorism is remarkably weak.

Posted November 21st, 2017

Trump’s Lousy Idea for North Korea Policy

Putting North Korea back on the list of state sponsors of terrorism is a bad decision on the merits.

Posted November 20th, 2017

Ignoring U.S. Complicity in the Destruction of Yemen

Several major Western governments are deeply complicit in the destruction of Yemen.

Posted November 20th, 2017

The Deliberate Starvation of Yemen

The deliberate starvation of Yemen is the most important story in the world.

Posted November 20th, 2017

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

China and Trump’s Unrealistic North Korea Policy

Trump either badly misunderstood the Chinese position and went public with that misunderstanding, or he misrepresented it to make it seem as if his unctuous behavior towards Xi had paid off.

Posted November 16th, 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

Trump’s Unsuccessful Asia Trip

Trump’s Asia trip was unsuccessful and marred by some significant mistakes.

Posted November 14th, 2017

The Delusions of Iraq War Hawks

Many hawkish supporters of the Iraq war still won’t accept that the war was a massive blunder and terrible crime.

Posted November 14th, 2017