Author Archives: Daniel Larison

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.

Summer Internship at TAC

The American Conservative is currently accepting applications for a summer editorial internship …

What Rubio Doesn’t Know

Rubio’s foreign policy errors aren’t limited to one bungled attack line.

Iran Hawks and Arms Control Agreements

Opponents of the nuclear deal that have no use for arms control or the agreements that make it possible.

Depriving Netanyahu of His Raison D’Être

Reducing tensions doesn’t appeal to those that rely on threat inflation to win and retain political influence.

The Disgraceful Spectacle in Congress

The audience this morning enthusiastically cheered on the sabotage of a major U.S. diplomatic initiative.

The Stunt and the Dysfunctional U.S.-Israel Relationship

A relationship this unhealthy isn’t going to be improved so quickly because of one leader’s political stunt.

Walker’s “Existential Threat” Alarmism About the Nuclear Deal

Walker is explicitly calling for the U.S. to let Israel set the terms of our diplomacy.

Why Walker Keeps Stumbling

Walker has been elevated to the top group of candidates despite the fact he hasn’t yet earned his place there.

Netanyahu’s Stunt and the Iran Hawks

Netanyahu can be expected to repeat Iran hawks’ exaggerated, false warnings about a non-existent “existential threat” verbatim.

Walker’s Reagan Nostalgia and Foreign Policy

If Walker believes what he’s saying, he is endorsing an absurdly extreme version of the “credibility” argument.

Jindal and Rubio’s Confused Talking Points

Jindal and Rubio’s foreign policy attacks fall flat.

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

There is no better deal coming on the nuclear issue. Paul Pillar …

Brooks’ Lousy Ideas on Iran

Making the elimination of Iran’s nuclear program the “centerpiece of American policy” is to doom that policy to failure.

Iran Hawks’ Phony Concern for Nonproliferation

Hard-liners prefer an Iranian nuclear program that faces no real scrutiny and has no restrictions placed upon it.

Walker’s Silly Foreign Policy Remarks at CPAC

Walker’s CPAC remarks remind us that he has nothing substantive to say about foreign policy.

The SNP Surge and the British General Election

The unionist win last September may have only delayed the dissolution of the union and Scottish independence rather than preventing it all together.

Britain’s Many Wars of Choice

All of Britain’s wars over the last two decades have been wars of choice that it could have avoided.

The Absurd “No Light” Approach to Managing Allies and Clients

If the U.S. never allowed any “light” between it and its allies and clients, that would mean letting those allies and clients dictate what U.S. policy ought to be.

Bush’s Fatuous Views on Iraq and ISIS

Bush’s statement combines the worst sort of second-guessing with a magical belief in the power of an American military presence to forestall undesirable developments overseas.

Why Hawkish Foreign Policy Shouldn’t Be Called “Muscular”

Hawks don’t want to own the deadly and sometimes disastrous consequences of their preferred policies.

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