Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Donald Trump”

The Shameful Yemen Veto and Trump’s Foreign Policy

His Yemen veto shows that he will do everything he can to keep an unjust and horrific war going for as long as possible when it is within his power to end U.S. involvement.

Posted April 18th, 2019

The Illegal and Immoral War on Yemen

U.S. involvement in the war on Yemen is illegal and unconstitutional, and one way or another Congress and the public will bring it to an end.

Posted April 17th, 2019

Trump’s Sanctions Kill Iranian Reforms

Far from turning Iranians against their government, the administration’s sanctions and threats are giving Iranians of all political stripes a reason to side with their government against unreasonable foreign demands.

Posted April 17th, 2019

Yemenis Will Pay the Price for Trump’s Veto

When Trump vetoed S.J.Res. 7, he was proving yet again that he valued good relations with despotic war criminals more than the lives of the many millions of Yemenis being starved and subjected to the most horrific conditions imaginable.

Posted April 17th, 2019

A Weak Defense for an Indefensible Veto

Trump’s statement in defense of his indefensible veto is exceptionally weak and dishonest, and members of Congress should treat his message with the contempt it deserves.

Posted April 17th, 2019

Trump’s Shameful Yemen Veto Defines His Presidency

With this veto, he has defined his presidency with his abject subservience to Riyadh and his complete indifference to the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.

Posted April 16th, 2019

Trump’s Mindless Cuba Policy

Trump is throwing another bone to the hard-liners that have been driving U.S. Cuba and Venezuela policy.

Posted April 16th, 2019

The Fanaticism of Nuclear Deal Opponents

An agreement that prevents Iran from building nuclear weapons cannot be a threat to anyone except the warmongers that seek to use the nuclear issue as a pretext for conflict.

Posted April 16th, 2019

Hold Trump Accountable for Making Things Worse in Venezuela

It is imperative that he be held accountable for that and not be allowed to shift the blame for the consequences of his policy to anyone else.

Posted April 15th, 2019

The Economic ‘Forever War’ on Iran

The economic “forever war” on Iran will keep the regime in place while destroying the people’s aspirations for a better future.

Posted April 15th, 2019

The Absurdity of Our Regime Change Policy in Venezuela

Like the confident Western assertions from 2012 that Assad “must go,” the administration is “certain” of an outcome that seems increasingly unlikely to happen.

Posted April 15th, 2019

Trump’s Failing Venezuela Policy

Almost three months since the U.S. and other governments threw their support behind Guaido, their absurdly optimistic assumptions have been proven completely wrong.

Posted April 13th, 2019

Rebalancing U.S. Relations with the Saudis and Iran

U.S. and Saudi interests have increasingly diverged from each other, and the U.S. and Iran have more interests in common than either government wishes to acknowledge.

Posted April 13th, 2019

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The weak suffer what they must. Afrah Nasser describes the appalling conditions …

Posted April 12th, 2019

The Saudis Encouraged the Attack on Tripoli

Like their previous destructive power plays in other parts of the region, the Saudi-backed attack has gone poorly and backfired on their client.

Posted April 12th, 2019

The Iran Hawks’ Creepy Embrace of the MEK

Every time that a prominent American shills for the MEK, it is an insult to the genuine Iranian opposition.

Posted April 12th, 2019

Egypt Abandons the So-Called ‘Arab NATO’

Sisi’s rebuff of one of the administration’s biggest initiatives is another administration failure and the latest proof that most regional states have no appetite for greater hostility towards Iran.

Posted April 10th, 2019