Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Saudi Arabia”

The House Rebukes Trump on Yemen Again

The House has proven it is willing to use the power of the purse to halt U.S. involvement in an unauthorized foreign war

Posted July 12th, 2019

Biden’s Ho-Hum Foreign Policy Speech

It should be possible to attack Trump on his record without whitewashing all of pre-2016 U.S. foreign policy as Biden did.

Posted July 11th, 2019

Poll: Arms Sales Make the U.S. Less Secure

There is broad consensus among Americans that arms sales are bad for U.S. security

Posted July 11th, 2019

The Iran Obsession and Qatar

There is nothing “clear-eyed” about allowing the Iran obsession to poison every other relationship that the U.S. has.

Posted July 9th, 2019

Our Increasingly Polarized and Erratic Foreign Policy

Insofar as foreign policy positioning has become a front in the culture war, we should expect polarization on these issues to increase over time and as a result U.S. policies will become ever more erratic.

Posted July 8th, 2019

Pompeo’s Selective ‘Rights Talk’

Pompeo is not in a position to lecture anyone else about misunderstanding human rights.

Posted July 7th, 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

Trump Covers for Haftar’s War Crimes

By shielding Haftar and the LNA from condemnation by the Security Council, the Trump administration has declared for the warlord.

Posted July 4th, 2019

The Noxious U.S.-Saudi Relationship Has to End

The war on Yemen needs to end, and for that to happen the U.S.-Saudi relationship as it currently exists has to end.

Posted July 3rd, 2019

Stop Enabling the Destruction of Yemen

Supporting the war it makes our government complicit in thousands of war crimes committed against innocent Yemenis.

Posted July 2nd, 2019

The UAE Is Giving Haftar American Weapons

The UAE and Saudi Arabia both have little regard for the rules set by the U.S. because they assume that Washington will continue to indulge them in whatever they want to do.

Posted June 29th, 2019

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Sanctions: Trump’s cruel substitute for an actual Iran policy. Barbara Slavin criticizes …

Posted June 28th, 2019

Neglecting Foreign Policy in the Presidential Debates

The failure to ask presidential candidates more questions about foreign policy may help to account for why one administration after another makes so many terrible errors.

Posted June 28th, 2019

A Shameful Op-Ed on Yemen

Carrying water for the Saudis and Emiratis has nothing to do with demonstrating support for the people of Yemen.

Posted June 25th, 2019

Pompeo’s Appalling Yemen Lies

If anyone can be blamed for conceiving of and perpetuating the humanitarian crisis in Yemen, it is the Saudi and Emirati governments that the U.S. has supported for years.

Posted June 24th, 2019

Senate Passes Disapproval Resolutions on Arms Sales

Both U.S. involvement in the war on Yemen and the arms sales are continuing mostly because of the president, and he owns the consequences of this despicable policy.

Posted June 20th, 2019

Yemen’s New Cholera Outbreak Keeps Spreading

Nearly three-quarters of a million Yemenis have contracted cholera in 2019 alone.

Posted June 19th, 2019