Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “S.J.Res 54”

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Meet the senators who took Saudi money. Ben Freeman reports on the …

Posted December 7th, 2018

240,000 Yemenis Are Already Living in Famine Conditions

To persist in this despicable policy when we can clearly see the destructive effects it is having on millions of innocent people would very simply be evil.

Posted December 7th, 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

Why Lies About the War on Yemen Matter

Lies about the war on Yemen matter because they give cover to heinous abuses by the Saudi and Emirati governments, they misrepresent the real causes of the war, and therefore they make it that much harder to bring the war to a close.

Posted December 3rd, 2018

Whitewashing McCain’s Support for the War on Yemen

The success of the Sanders-Lee-Murphy resolution this week was as much a rebuke to McCain’s foreign policy legacy as it was a rebuke to Trump’s shameless Saudi First behavior.

Posted November 29th, 2018

The Senate Advances S.J.Res. 54 with a 63-37 Vote

The Trump administration tried everything they could to browbeat the Senate into rejecting the resolution, and this time they completely failed.

Posted November 28th, 2018

The Toxic Prince and His American Yes-Men

The Trump administration and the crown prince have shown through their destructive partnership that the relationship is noxious and desperately in need of reevaluation

Posted November 28th, 2018

Pompeo’s Mendacious Pro-Saudi Propaganda

Pompeo’s latest apologia on behalf of Saudi Arabia should be dismissed as the mendacious piece of propaganda that it clearly is.

Posted November 27th, 2018

The Senate Must Pass S.J.Res. 54

The good news is that the president’s absurd enthusiasm for the Saudi relationship has made it easier to pick up votes against the war in Yemen.

Posted November 27th, 2018

Trump’s Saudi First Foreign Policy Strikes Again

Uncritical, reflexive support for Saudi interests and preferences at the expense of everything else, including U.S. interests, has been the defining trait of Trump’s foreign policy in the region.

Posted November 27th, 2018

Saving Yemen from the Worst Famine in Decades

There is still time to prevent the worst-case scenario in Yemen, but that time is almost up.

Posted November 26th, 2018

Poll: Most Americans Oppose U.S. Support for the War on Yemen

When people in this country find out about the disaster that our government has been enabling, they are naturally disgusted by the policy.

Posted November 26th, 2018

The Dying Children of Yemen

A Yemeni child dies from preventable causes every ten minutes.

Posted November 18th, 2018

Stop the Destruction of Yemen

One of the serious failings in our foreign policy debates, including and especially the debate over the war on Yemen, is our obliviousness to the views of the people harmed by our policies.

Posted November 8th, 2018

End U.S. Support for the War on Yemen Before It’s Too Late

If the administration is trying to buy time for the coalition, it is time that millions and millions of starving Yemenis can’t afford to waste.

Posted November 5th, 2018

Yemen Can’t Wait for a Ceasefire

There must be an immediate ceasefire, and that begins with an immediate end to U.S. support for the war.

Posted November 2nd, 2018

Yemen Needs an Immediate Ceasefire

Both Mattis and Pompeo are calling for a cessation of hostilities, but the demand doesn’t seem to be backed up by anything.

Posted October 31st, 2018