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.

Obstacles to Foreign Policy Restraint

It is because we are so secure that our government can “get away with” being heedless and irresponsible in its conduct of foreign policy.

Report: Ryan to Endorse Trump

It’s not a surprising choice for Ryan, but it will be amusing to see his fans in conservative media treat it as one.

Why Hillary Clinton Is So Disliked

Familiarity breeds contempt, and Americans are very familiar with Clinton.

A Trump-Corker Ticket?

On foreign policy, Corker has a mostly bad record.

Kristol and the Anti-Trump Protest Campaign

Nothing could be more “old and tired” than trying to create a splinter faction devoted to unreconstructed Bushism.

Saudi Distortions and the War on Yemen

So many of the reports on the Saudi-led intervention have accepted the Saudis’ self-serving, dishonest framing of the conflict.

There Is No Hillary Clinton ‘Doctrine’

What Stacey keeps calling the Clinton “doctrine” is just unfocused meddling in every conflict that comes along.

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Clinton’s hawk-in-waiting. Philip Giraldi reviews the record of Victoria Nuland, a likely …

Sweden and Finland Won’t Pursue NATO Membership

Expanding the alliance into more of northern Europe doesn’t make sense for these countries, and their governments are smart to recognize that.

Why Did Trump Initially Support the Libyan War?

Trump berated Obama for not taking military action, because that seemed the clear anti-Obama position to take at the time.

McCain’s Sickening Defense of the War on Yemen

No matter how destructive a military intervention is, McCain will defend it as long as it is waged by the U.S. or one of our clients.

Clinton’s Hawkish Admirers

Clinton promises to take most of what’s wrong with U.S. foreign policy and make it worse.

Famine Stalks Yemen

The horrifying conditions in Yemen are the result of the policy being pursued by the Saudis and their allies with U.S. and British support.

Sasse and the Futility of #NeverTrump

If you think highly of Sasse, it makes no sense to encourage him to make himself politically radioactive to the vast majority of Republicans.

Cameron’s Increasingly Ridiculous Argument Against ‘Brexit’

Besides the rank fear-mongering involved, the problem with Cameron’s claims is that they don’t make a lot of sense.

Truman and Clinton’s Foreign Policy

Truman’s example is not a great one to follow, but it makes sense that Clinton would want to follow it.

Saudi Lies and the War on Yemen

The Saudis have been working overtime to avoid accountability for their crimes over the last year.

Sasse’s Trump Dilemma in Nebraska

Sasse can’t have missed that most Republican primary voters in his state backed Trump last week.

Anti-Trump Republicans Can’t Find a Candidate

The idea doesn’t make any sense, and it almost certainly spells the end of the political career of any Republican who agrees to do it.

Paul Ryan, Team Player

For good or ill, Ryan is the consummate team player.

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