Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Saudi Arabia”

The Illegal and Immoral War on Yemen

U.S. involvement in the war on Yemen is illegal and unconstitutional, and one way or another Congress and the public will bring it to an end.

Posted April 17th, 2019

Yemenis Will Pay the Price for Trump’s Veto

When Trump vetoed S.J.Res. 7, he was proving yet again that he valued good relations with despotic war criminals more than the lives of the many millions of Yemenis being starved and subjected to the most horrific conditions imaginable.

Posted April 17th, 2019

A Weak Defense for an Indefensible Veto

Trump’s statement in defense of his indefensible veto is exceptionally weak and dishonest, and members of Congress should treat his message with the contempt it deserves.

Posted April 17th, 2019

Trump’s Shameful Yemen Veto Defines His Presidency

With this veto, he has defined his presidency with his abject subservience to Riyadh and his complete indifference to the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.

Posted April 16th, 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

Rebalancing U.S. Relations with the Saudis and Iran

U.S. and Saudi interests have increasingly diverged from each other, and the U.S. and Iran have more interests in common than either government wishes to acknowledge.

Posted April 13th, 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

Iran Hawks and ‘Normal’ Countries

Like other Iran hawks, Hook cannot acknowledge, much less accept, that Iran has legitimate security interests just as any other state does.

Posted April 8th, 2019

The Price of Relentless Hostility

The Saudis know they have nothing to fear from the Trump administration, and the Iranian government concludes that it has nothing to gain from talking to them.

Posted April 7th, 2019

Saudi Coalition Airstrikes Kill 11 Yemeni Girls

Attacks on schools have unfortunately been all too common in this war.

Posted April 7th, 2019

Yemen’s Worsening Cholera Outbreak

The potential is great for a new and even larger cholera epidemic than in 2017, and it is one more reason why Yemen desperately needs a halt to the fighting and a massive humanitarian relief effort.

Posted April 4th, 2019

House Passes Antiwar Yemen Resolution, 247-175

Congress has finally reasserted its role in matters of war and peace, and this ought to be just the first of many challenges to illegal and unnecessary wars.

Posted April 4th, 2019

House Will Vote on Antiwar Yemen Resolution Today

The House majority has an opportunity to prevent war supporters from sabotaging another resolution, but they will have to call out their cynical maneuver for what it is.

Posted April 4th, 2019

American Exceptionalism and Its Discontents

When we move beyond generalities and slogans, it becomes clear who the real cynics are in our foreign policy debates.

Posted April 3rd, 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

Secretary Pompeo Has No Credibility

Thanks to his constant misrepresentations and fabrications, nothing that the Secretary of State says can be believed.

Posted March 28th, 2019