Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Mohammed bin Salman”

Trump’s Kashmir Blunder

Trump’s claim that the Indian prime minister had asked him to mediate was obviously untrue.

Posted July 22nd, 2019

The Saudi Coalition Continues to Falter in Yemen

Congress won’t support increasing U.S. involvement in a war that they have repeatedly voted to end, but the president has vetoed their resolutions and ignored their objections for more than two years.

Posted July 19th, 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

Our Despicable Saudi ‘Ally’

In Saudi Arabia, peaceful protest is disgracefully equated with terrorism and punished with death.

Posted June 16th, 2019

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Ro Khanna forces Beltway bandit to refund millions from price gouging. Barbara …

Posted June 14th, 2019

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Reckless in Riyadh. Daniel Benjamin and Steven Simon recount the short, destructive …

Posted June 7th, 2019

The Reckless Saudis Want to Start Another War

Mohammed bin Salman has appalling judgment and a terrible track record, so it comes as no surprise that he thinks having the U.S. start a war with Iran is a good idea.

Posted May 20th, 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

Another Mass Execution in the ‘New’ Saudi Arabia

The Saudi government appears to be growing even more abusive and cruel, and that is unlikely to change anytime soon.

Posted April 24th, 2019

Trump’s Self-Destructive Infatuation with the Saudis

The more that Trump tries to shield the Saudis from the consequences of their actions, the worse it will get for him and the Saudis in Congress and with the public.

Posted April 18th, 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 Murder of Jamal Khashoggi, Six Months Later

The crown prince has not yet faced any practical consequences for the crime, but it has permanently marked him in the eyes of the world as nothing more than a reckless and brutal despot.

Posted April 2nd, 2019

Saudi Arabia, the Dispensable Client

The Saudis are an eminently dispensable client, and one that the U.S. should have dropped long ago.

Posted April 2nd, 2019

The War on Yemen and the Trump Administration’s Contempt for the Law

For the last several months, both the Secretary of State and the Pentagon have simply refused to comply with the law.

Posted March 20th, 2019

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The amnesia of the foreign policy establishment. John Glaser notes that few …

Posted March 15th, 2019

The 2020 Democratic Field and Foreign Policy

Friedman definitely missed a lot.

Posted March 13th, 2019

End the Noxious U.S.-Saudi Relationship Now

The time to downgrade the relationship with Riyadh is right now.

Posted March 12th, 2019