Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Mohammed bin Salman”

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

Our ‘Allies’ the Saudis Tortured a U.S. Citizen

The Saudi government should expect to pay a price for this.

Posted March 4th, 2019

The ‘Springtime for Strongmen’ and the Myth of Retrenchment

Kagan is eager to tie the fortunes of liberal democracy around the world to the extent of U.S. involvement abroad, but the former doesn’t actually depend on the latter.

Posted January 23rd, 2019

Mohammed bin Salman, Regional Menace

It isn’t surprising that someone as ignorant and hapless as Jared Kushner has been taken in by Mohammed bin Salman, but what is everyone else’s excuse?

Posted December 9th, 2018

The Backlash Against Trump’s ‘No Daylight’ Saudi Policy

The funny thing about a slavish “no daylight” approach to any international relationship is that it harms the relationship in question while discrediting the administration that is bending over backwards to preserve it.

Posted December 5th, 2018

Stop Making Excuses for Saudi War Criminals

When we strip away the nonsense that defenders of the U.S.-Saudi relationship use to justify continued support for a bad, reckless client, we find that there is very little substance left.

Posted December 5th, 2018

Corker: ‘Zero Question’ Mohammed bin Salman Ordered Khashoggi Murder

Corker’s comments confirm what we have all assumed for the last two months.

Posted December 4th, 2018

Yemen and the Crime of Mass Starvation

Mohammed bin Salman and Mohamed bin Zayed are the architects of the worst famine in decades.

Posted December 4th, 2018

‘Standing with Saudi Arabia’: Trump Becomes Riyadh’s Mouthpiece

Trump’s Persophobia and Saudi First instincts have driven him to become little more than a mouthpiece for the kingdom.

Posted November 20th, 2018