Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Britain”

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 War on Yemen’s Invisible Victims

Yemenis perish from starvation every day, but their suffering and death remain largely invisible to the outside world.

Posted July 17th, 2018

Trump’s Persistent Iran Delusions

Another case of Trump declaring victory when nothing has changed.

Posted July 17th, 2018

Trump’s Obnoxious Meddling in Britain

It is a measure of how deeply loathed he is in the U.K. that Trump’s embrace of Johnson and his criticism of May are likely to doom Johnson’s prospects and bolster support for the prime minister.

Posted July 12th, 2018

Boris Johnson Leaves Again

Both May and the U.K. are running out of time to secure an agreement to salvage something from the shambles that her government has made of this process.

Posted July 9th, 2018

Trump’s Trade War and the Canadian ‘Threat’

I suspect that Trump and his advisers don’t really consider steel and aluminum imports to be a matter of national security, but they are abusing that loophole simply because it is there and because they can.

Posted June 6th, 2018

Don’t Fall for the Chemical Weapons Convention Justification

The U.S. and its allies claim international law for Friday’s Syria attack.

Posted April 14th, 2018

Trump Tramples on the Constitution, Again

There is no outcome that justifies the risks and law-breaking that this Syria attack involves.

Posted April 13th, 2018

Britain Debates the Illegal Attack on Syria

There is no popular appetite in Britain for attacking Syria’s government.

Posted April 12th, 2018

The Perils of ‘Rooting’ for a Foreign Leader

Whenever Western observers feel as though they ought to “root” for a foreign leader, they ignore the leader’s many flaws and bad decisions that they should be taking as warning signs.

Posted March 8th, 2018

Britain’s Shameful Embrace of the Saudi War Criminal

The warm welcome he is receiving from Theresa May is shameful, but it helps to call attention to the outrageous support that the U.S. and U.K. have been giving to the Saudis and their allies over the last three years.

Posted March 7th, 2018

Shameful Western Spinning for the Saudis

Dishonest pro-Saudi commentary in the West is another reason why protests against Mohammed bin Salman’s visit are so important and necessary.

Posted March 6th, 2018

Stop the Saudi-Led Coalition’s Starvation of Yemen

The Saudis and their allies need to be publicly pressured into lifting the blockade of Yemen.

Posted March 5th, 2018

Britain’s Decision to Host Mohammed bin Salman Is Misguided

May’s willingness to host MbS is an embarrassment for Britain.

Posted March 1st, 2018

The War on Yemen and the Failure of the U.N.

The Security Council has remained so shamefully silent because several of the permanent members are deeply complicit in the wrecking and starving of Yemen.

Posted February 21st, 2018

May’s Exit Is Long Overdue

Her refusal to leave and her party’s refusal to remove her have left them in the absurd position they are in now.

Posted February 1st, 2018

Trump’s Bullying of Our Allies on the Nuclear Deal Won’t Succeed

Our allies see no reason to “fix” something that isn’t broken.

Posted January 25th, 2018