Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Mohammed bin Salman”

The Overdue Backlash Against Saudi Arabia Is Growing

The Saudi government has committed so many outrages in just the last few years that all of them have begun to have a cumulative effect on how policymakers and the media view the crown prince and his policies.

Posted October 18th, 2018

Credulous Pundits and Foreign ‘Reformers’

This will keep happening as long as the U.S. maintains close ties with clients that have little or nothing to do with U.S. interests and as long as our government takes sides in regional rivalries.

Posted October 18th, 2018

Mohammed bin Salman’s Gruesome Crime

It was a planned, state-sanctioned hit carried out on the orders of the kingdom’s de facto ruler, the Saudi government is still lying about what happened, and the Trump administration is shamelessly covering for them as much as possible.

Posted October 17th, 2018

The Saudi Sycophants in the Trump Administration

The Trump administration’s cynical indulgence of self-serving Saudi claims has been on full display this week.

Posted October 16th, 2018

The Relationship with Saudi Arabia No Longer Serves U.S. Interests

This so-called “alliance” is bringing the U.S. nothing but problems, grief, and liabilities, and it yields hardly any discernible benefits.

Posted October 15th, 2018

The Saudi Government Has No Credibility

If the Saudi government was willing to lie so blatantly for weeks about their responsibility for the murder, why should anyone believe what they say about the circumstances of the murder?

Posted October 15th, 2018

Arms Sales and Trump’s ‘Saudi First’ Foreign Policy

An administration conducting a foreign policy that genuinely prioritized American interests would not keep sucking up to and covering for Saudi crimes.

Posted October 14th, 2018

Report: Turkish Authorities Have Recordings of the Consulate Murder

Such recordings would provide definitive proof to support the charges made against the Saudi government.

Posted October 11th, 2018

Congress Should Cut Off All Support to Saudi Arabia

Halting arms sales and ending support for the war are the right things to do for the U.S. and for Yemen, and they will show the crown prince that there are some significant consequences to his reckless and destructive behavior.

Posted October 11th, 2018

The Overdue Backlash Against Saudi Arabia Has Started

There has already been a significant response from members of Congress to reports of the Saudi government’s murder of Jamal Khashoggi.

Posted October 10th, 2018

The Saudis Have to Answer for Their Latest Heinous Crime

These reports tell us about a cold, calculated hit that was carried out against a relatively mild critic of the Saudi government’s policies.

Posted October 9th, 2018

Another Feeble Trump Administration Response to Saudi Crimes

The messages coming from the Trump administration are scarcely better than boilerplate statements, and it shows that the administration has no interest in criticizing the Saudi government or in holding them accountable for their crime.

Posted October 8th, 2018

End the Noxious U.S.-Saudi Relationship

As the latest in a string of outrages and crimes, the murder of Khashoggi should force a serious reassessment of the current relationship that the U.S. has with Riyadh.

Posted October 8th, 2018

Mohammed bin Salman’s Latest Outrage

This latest outrage has shown the Saudi regime to be an even more obnoxious and abusive authoritarian government than it has been in the past.

Posted October 2nd, 2018

The Increasingly Repressive ‘New’ Saudi Arabia

An innocent economist’s year-long detention on spurious charges is more proof the regime is no different under Mohammed bin Salman’s de facto rule.

Posted October 2nd, 2018

Trump’s ‘Foolish and Dangerous’ Approach to Saudi Arabia

The Saudis would be wise to end their misbegotten war on Yemen, but unfortunately the crown prince and his admirers in Washington are sorely lacking in wisdom.

Posted September 23rd, 2018

Treat MbS as the War Criminal He Is

Mohammed bin Salman is an unabashed war criminal, and an honest assessment of his real record requires acknowledging that.

Posted September 5th, 2018