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About Daniel Larison
Daniel Larison is a senior editor at TAC, where he also keeps a solo blog. He has been published in the New York Times Book Review, Dallas Morning News, Orthodox Life, Front Porch Republic, The American Scene, and Culture11, and is a columnist for The Week. He holds a PhD in history from the University of Chicago, and resides in Dallas. Follow him on Twitter.
The failure to fill these positions at State is going to make the administration’s foreign policy even clumsier and more uninformed than it has to be.
Trump’s attack was notable for clearly having no justification in domestic or international law.
Trump’s foreign policy is almost entirely a series of reactions (and overreactions) to whichever events happen to catch the president’s attention.
Compared to any other modern administration, this one has to be considered the least competent and worst-run at this point in a presidential term.
This is what we can expect when the administration as a whole seems to regard diplomacy with disdain or indifference.
Murphy hasn’t been silent on foreign policy, and in some cases has been the loudest opponent of U.S. policy.
Macron’s agenda is mostly the continuation of the same policies that have generated enormous contempt for France’s political class
North Korean missile tests may be undesirable, but they don’t come close to justifying military action against North Korea.
Yemen: the graveyard of U.S. policy myths. Kevin Schwartz explains how “the …
Graham’s only desire is to get the U.S. into more unnecessary wars regardless of the consequences.
The “Jacksonian” label is not very useful.
Both Trump and Obama have earned lasting scorn for their willingness to facilitate the wrecking and starvation of Yemen.
The administration’s position is not a policy so much as it is just a fantasy of total capitulation by the other side.
On substance the administration is misguided, and in both the messaging and execution of its policy towards North Korea they have proven to be inept
If there’s one thing May ought to have learned from her predecessor, it is that voters have an odd habit of not cooperating with a politician’s plans
It accustoms our leaders to treat the use of force often as a first option rather than as a last resort.
Helping the coalition launch an attack on a major port would represent a cruel escalation of U.S. backing for an indefensible war.
When he sides with authoritarian leaders against their domestic opposition, Trump is unfortunately not so different from his predecessors.
The U.S. should be willing to help its neighbors in our hemisphere when we can be reasonably sure that our help is wanted and constructive, but most of the time it is neither of those things.
Talk of attacking North Korea is insane, and no amount of bluster from this administration about its supposed resolve makes it any less so.← Older posts
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