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.

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The Armenian genocide a hundred years later. Justin Marozzi reviews Ronald Suny …

The Absurdity of U.S. Support for the War on Yemen

The U.S. is backing a reckless war led by an ugly authoritarian client to counter an “expansion” of Iranian influence that isn’t happening.

U.S. Backing for the Disastrous War on Yemen Continues

No U.S. interests are being served here.

Jeb Bush Embraces George W. Bush’s Foreign Policy

Jeb Bush has no desire to distance himself from his brother’s foreign policy record.

Walker’s Wisconsin Woes

Walker’s declining approval ratings could drag down his 2016 candidacy.

The Widening Partisan Split on Israel

The partisan split on Israel is persisting and getting wider.

There Is No “New Isolationism”

Foreign policy is normally a low priority for almost all voters.

Why We Should Believe Candidates’ Foreign Policy Pledges

If Republican presidential candidates say they intend to scrap a nuclear deal as soon as they have the chance, we should not doubt that they mean to do this.

Enabling Reckless Clients and the War on Yemen

If the U.S. is stuck with the clients it has, it has to be able to pick and choose the degree and kind of support it provides.

Cuba and Rubio’s Terrible Foreign Policy Judgment

Rubio’s views on Cuba policy are driven primarily by ideology.

The Unjust and Unnecessary War on Yemen

If it weren’t one of our clients, the attacking government would be denounced for threatening the stability of the entire region.

The American Conservative: Peace and Restraint

We need your help to continue promoting conservative principles of wisdom, prudence, and restraint.

Report: Cuba to Be Removed from State Sponsors of Terrorism List

An appropriate and long overdue decision.

A New and Unusually Stupid Hawkish Litmus Test

The new demand is irrelevant because it has nothing to do with the nuclear issue.

Rubio Pledges to Undo Normalization with Cuba

It’s silly to assert that support for a failed Cuba policy has something to do with a commitment to the freedom of Cubans.

Rubio’s Predictable Announcement Speech

Rubio’s desire for a “new American century” is just as ideological and dangerous as the phrase suggests.

Rubio’s Candidacy Still Makes No Sense

A Rubio candidacy stopped making sense once his immigration gambit blew up in his face.

Ignoring the Costs of the War on Yemen

Hadi predictably fails to mention the humanitarian disaster that this war is causing for the entire country.

The Ongoing Disgrace of U.S. Support for the War on Yemen

The U.S. has identified itself as a supporter of a cruel and unjustified attack.

Iran Hawks and the Logic of Arms Control

Most hawks have never seen an arms control or nonproliferation agreement that they haven’t wanted to derail or defeat.

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