Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Saudi Arabia”

Yemen’s Humanitarian Catastrophe Keeps Getting Worse

These are the horrors that U.S. support for the war on Yemen helps make possible.

Posted February 14th, 2019

House Passes H.J.Res 37, 248-177

Despite the fear-mongering of pro-Saudi hawks, most House members understood that the war serves no American interests.

Posted February 13th, 2019

Antiwar Yemen Resolution Is Expected to Pass Today

The passage of the resolutions in the House and the Senate is only the beginning of an overdue effort to pressure the Saudi coalition to end their war.

Posted February 13th, 2019

Put an End to U.S. Support for the War on Yemen

Our Yemen policy remains as despicable and indefensible as ever.

Posted February 5th, 2019

The Saudi Coalition Can’t Be Trusted with U.S. Weapons

These latest reports are just the most recent evidence that the Saudis and Emiratis are not our allies and cannot be trusted with the weapons and support that our government has eagerly provided them.

Posted February 4th, 2019

Ro Khanna’s Case for Restraint and Peace

He and his colleagues in Congress are outlining the principled antiwar and non-interventionist case against Trump’s misadventures.

Posted January 31st, 2019

The Cruelty of Venezuela Sanctions

This move by the U.S. to strangle the Venezuelan government will inflict punishment on the entire population and exacerbate the already severe humanitarian crisis there.

Posted January 28th, 2019

Trump’s Very Unpopular Foreign Policy

The public can also see that Trump has had hardly any significant successes overseas since he took office.

Posted January 28th, 2019

Rubio’s Regime Change Misadventure

Rubio’s influence over Venezuela policy is a good example of how hawkish interventionists have been able to dominate the Trump administration.

Posted January 26th, 2019

Venezuela Is Not Trump’s ‘First’ Intervention

To believe that this week marks a “sharp departure” from a previously non-interventionist foreign policy requires ignoring many of Trump’s biggest and most high-profile decisions.

Posted January 25th, 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

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Making up monsters to destroy. Damir Marusic reviews Robert Kagan’s The Jungle …

Posted January 18th, 2019

‘Wolf Pack of Rogue States’: Another Stupid Hawkish Phrase

The one thing that the five states Pence lists really do have in common is that they are all much weaker states that pose little or no threat to the United States.

Posted January 16th, 2019

Congress Can End U.S. Involvement in the War on Yemen

Reasserting Congress’ constitutional role to end our participation in a truly horrific war is long overdue.

Posted January 16th, 2019

The ‘Force for Good’ That Enables Mass Starvation in Yemen

The Secretary cannot square his self-righteous pronouncements about America as a “force for good” with the policy of backing the Saudi coalition as it massacres civilians and causes millions to starve.

Posted January 10th, 2019

Pompeo’s Exercise in Arrogant Self-Congratulation

The same people that have helped some of the world’s worst governments blow up civilians and starve millions of people in Yemen want to be applauded for their good work.

Posted January 10th, 2019

A Deceptive Defense Department Report on Torture in Yemen

The U.S. position on the UAE’s torture of detainees in Yemen is a disgraceful case of “see no evil, hear no evil.”

Posted January 8th, 2019