Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Libya”

Power’s Pathetic Libyan War Excuse

It is a pathetic attempt by Power to deny responsibility for the effects of a war she backed by shrugging her shoulders and pleading ignorance.

Posted September 9th, 2019

The Atrocious War on Yemen Continues

As long as the war is allowed to drag on, more innocent Yemeni lives will be taken in atrocities such as this one.

Posted September 2nd, 2019

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

A new think tank that wants to end the forever war. Stephen …

Posted July 5th, 2019

Trump’s Disgraceful Libya Policy

Haftar’s forces were pretty clearly responsible for the airstrike, but the U.S. is still unwilling to condemn it.

Posted July 5th, 2019

Trump Covers for Haftar’s War Crimes

By shielding Haftar and the LNA from condemnation by the Security Council, the Trump administration has declared for the warlord.

Posted July 4th, 2019

The UAE Is Giving Haftar American Weapons

The UAE and Saudi Arabia both have little regard for the rules set by the U.S. because they assume that Washington will continue to indulge them in whatever they want to do.

Posted June 29th, 2019

The Obstacles to Productive Diplomacy with North Korea

Another obstacle to successful diplomacy with North Korea is that the U.S. has proven to be pretty bad at negotiating with weaker states and then even worse when it comes to honoring the agreements made with them.

Posted May 30th, 2019

Pulling Libya Back from the Brink

The U.S. position regarding Libya’s conflict has been hopelessly muddled since Trump seemed to throw his support behind Haftar and the assault on Tripoli.

Posted May 30th, 2019

Trump’s Subservience to Despotic Clients

All that it takes to get Trump to rewrite U.S. policy according to their preferences is to ask him to do their bidding and he readily agrees.

Posted May 12th, 2019

Foreign Policy Myths and the 2020 Election

It is too bad that so many analysts and pundits are wasting time complaining about the candidates’ imaginary neglect of the issues when it seems that they are the ones neglecting what the candidates are saying and doing.

Posted May 11th, 2019

The Costs of the Cruel Travel Ban

The next president should make reversing this ban a priority.

Posted May 8th, 2019

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Trump’s demolition of arms control. Paul Pillar explains why the president’s supposed …

Posted May 3rd, 2019

Trump Does Whatever the Saudis and Emiratis Want

Whatever the reason for it, there is no question that the president’s abject subservience to the Saudis and Emiratis harms U.S. interests and regional stability from Libya to Yemen.

Posted April 25th, 2019

Trump Endorsed Haftar’s Attack on Tripoli

In addition to being a destabilizing and reckless move, Trump’s support for Haftar aligns the U.S. with a known war criminal responsible for many outrages in Libya.

Posted April 24th, 2019

Trump’s Destructive Decision to Embrace Haftar

By encouraging Haftar’s offensive, Trump is giving jihadists a reprieve while he indulges reckless clients in their power play to the detriment of Libya’s people and regional stability.

Posted April 20th, 2019

Taking the Wrong Side in Libya

The Trump administration is taking sides in Libya’s civil war, and thanks to the president’s bad judgment our government is taking the wrong side.

Posted April 19th, 2019

The Saudis and Emiratis Are Destabilizing Another Country

The Saudis and the UAE have been destabilizing several countries in the region for many years, and this episode in Libya is just the latest in a string of their ill-conceived power plays.

Posted April 16th, 2019