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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.
Iran and the collision between Trump and reality. Paul Pillar comments on …
The Saudi leg was considered to be the most successful part of Trump’s first trip abroad as president, and two months later we can see that it was actually a destabilizing and embarrassing episode.
If there is not a major response to these disasters soon, it will be too late for countless victims of starvation and disease.
Washington should have no compunctions about severing a noxious relationship that hurts our interests and endangers the wider region.
Tillerson is there to hollow out the State Department and make it as dysfunctional as he can.
It is deranged to try to criminalize protected political speech and association.
It is not for our government to decide whether a foreign regime should be replaced.
The danger here is that Trump’s instincts are to trash the deal and to deny that Iran is in compliance despite the fact that Tehran has been complying with the agreement from the start.
If this latest report is accurate, it would fit with what we know about the crisis.
Hawks are notoriously bad at estimating the likely effects of their preferred policies.
British support for the war on Yemen has scant support among the public there.
Iran has been and continues to be in compliance with the terms of the deal.
The problem may be that Trump doesn’t understand that he is undermining and contradicting his own officials.
The Los Alamos nuclear fiasco. Kelley Vlahos reports on the dangers of …
The administration’s wholehearted embrace of the Saudis in Riyadh will continue to cause the U.S. and the region more problems like this one.
Instead of choosing sides in a feud among client states, the U.S. should be rethinking its ties with all of them.
May is finished politically, and the Conservatives should replace her sooner rather than later.
Tillerson should ignore the senators’ letter.
The Saudi-led bloc made many mistakes common among hard-liners everywhere.
The crisis seems likely to drag on for a long time unless the U.S. can find a way to pressure its reckless clients into acknowledging failure and accepting a compromise.← Older posts
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