Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Donald Trump”

Trump Compounds Obama’s Terrible Error in Yemen

Giving the coalition even more support further encourages and rewards the worst behavior of the Saudis and their allies.

Posted March 28th, 2017

The Indefensible War on Yemen

The war on Yemen and our government’s support for it have been indefensible from the start.

Posted March 27th, 2017

Mattis’ Dangerous Request to Increase Support for the War on Yemen

Increasing U.S. support would just deepen our complicity in wrecking and starving Yemen.

Posted March 27th, 2017

Congress Shouldn’t Pass a New AUMF for the War on ISIS

Passing a new resolution would effectively pardon and reward two presidents for waging an illegal war.

Posted March 27th, 2017

Trump’s Misunderstanding of NATO and Our ‘Cheap-Riding’ Allies

Allies won’t be goaded into higher military spending by being told that they owe some huge amount that the administration pulls out of the air.

Posted March 27th, 2017

The Appalling Idea of Increasing U.S. Support for the War on Yemen

It would be deranged to commit the U.S. to an even larger role in enabling this disaster.

Posted March 26th, 2017

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Seeking accountability in Yemen. Fatima Bhojani reviews how the Saudis and their …

Posted March 24th, 2017

The Enduring Shame of Two Years of U.S. Support for the War on Yemen

Uncritically backing our reckless clients leads to disaster for the clients and enduring shame for us.

Posted March 24th, 2017

Starving Yemen to Death

Seven million people are on the verge of starving to death and another ten million people are not far behind

Posted March 23rd, 2017

Trump’s Confused Approach to Burden-Sharing

The contrast between Trump’s actual policies and his rhetoric about what allies “owe” is stark.

Posted March 22nd, 2017

Continued NATO Expansion Doesn’t Serve U.S. Interests

Tillerson is wrong when he says that it is in our interest to bring Montenegro into NATO.

Posted March 22nd, 2017

Tillerson Submits to the Gutting of the State Department

Tillerson appears to have no desire to make the case for the department that he now heads.

Posted March 16th, 2017

The War on Yemen and Trump’s Iran Obsession

The obsession with Iran is leading the U.S. to continue its support for an atrocious and unnecessary war that now endangers the lives of millions of people.

Posted March 16th, 2017

The Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen Is Approaching a ‘Point of No Return’

The governments that are in a position to avert disaster have been helping to bring it about.

Posted March 16th, 2017

The Horrifying Starvation of Yemen Continues

The U.S. has helped bring about the ruin of an entire country whose people did nothing to us.

Posted March 15th, 2017

Trump and the Noxious U.S.-Saudi Relationship

Instead of disentangling the U.S. from this relationship, Trump is making a point of reaffirming it and sinking the U.S. even deeper into complicity with the Saudi-led coalition’s crimes in Yemen.

Posted March 15th, 2017

Trump Caves to GOP Hard-liners Yet Again

It is a worrying sign that the administration will simply cave to the most hawkish members in the party over anything.

Posted March 14th, 2017