Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “U.N.”

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Yemen’s war a “test of our humanity,” and we are badly failing …

Posted May 17th, 2019

The War on Yemen’s Children

The health and development of millions of Yemenis will permanently harmed by the effects of this war long after the fighting stops.

Posted May 17th, 2019

Taking the Wrong Side in Libya

The Trump administration is taking sides in Libya’s civil war, and thanks to the president’s bad judgment our government is taking the wrong side.

Posted April 19th, 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

U.S. Sanctions Hurt Iran Flood Relief Efforts

This is one of the clearest illustrations yet of the destructive effects that U.S. sanctions are having on the country, and the civilian population is being forced to bear the brunt of those effects.

Posted April 1st, 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

The U.S. Keeps Covering for Saudi Crimes in Yemen

The fact that the U.S. wanted language warning about famine removed from the resolution is a tacit admission of our government’s shared responsibility for creating the famine.

Posted December 26th, 2018

Trump’s Scramble for Africa

U.S. security interests aren’t threatened by Chinese and Russian influence in Africa, and framing U.S. policy for the entire continent as a zero-sum great power competition isn’t going to be very appealing to African governments.

Posted December 13th, 2018

Nauert and Trump’s Disdain for Diplomacy

The appointment of Nauert just underscores that Trump has no interest in diplomacy or expertise, and he just wants people willing to recite nonsensical talking points.

Posted December 6th, 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

Report: Heather Nauert Will Be Nominated as U.N. Ambassador

This is just the latest sign that Trump doesn’t value diplomats or diplomacy.

Posted November 1st, 2018

Yemen Is Being Starved to Death

The evidence of the Saudi coalition’s cruel collective punishment of Yemen’s civilian population has been out there for a long time, and it is long past time that the U.S. stop supporting these governments as they commit crimes against humanity.

Posted October 16th, 2018

Yemen’s Famine Could Be ‘The Worst in 100 Years’

The U.N. warns that 13 million people are facing starvation if conditions do not improve.

Posted October 15th, 2018

Haley’s Poor Record at the U.N.

Haley didn’t have a good grasp of substance, and instead relied on talking points to a fault.

Posted October 10th, 2018

Report: Nikki Haley Is Resigning

Haley’s tenure as U.N. ambassador was fairly brief and not very successful.

Posted October 9th, 2018

Trump’s U.N. Stunt Backfires

Reneging on our commitments does not inspire respect.

Posted September 26th, 2018

Haley’s Big Iran Lie

Lying about Iran and its nuclear program is second nature to members of this administration, but it is still important to call out such blatant disinformation when U.S. officials say these things.

Posted September 23rd, 2018