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.

McMaster Named as National Security Advisor

Trump will be getting better advice than he was when Flynn was there.

The Cost of Designating the Muslim Brotherhood as Terrorists

Wrongly designating nonviolent groups as part of a terrorist organization feeds into jihadist propaganda.

Bolton Would Be a Horrible Choice for National Security Advisor

Appointing him would mean endorsing some of the very worst that the GOP has to offer on foreign policy.

Trump’s Foreign Policy Incoherence

The administration is reliably belligerent, but otherwise it is unreliable.

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The new battle for Afghanistan. Kelley Vlahos reports on the war in …

Trump’s Choice to Replace Flynn Doesn’t Want the Job

I can scarcely blame Harward for not wanting the job, but by all accounts he would have been a marked improvement over Flynn.

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

U.S. support for the indefensible war on Yemen is an ongoing disgrace and an enduring blot on our country’s reputation.

The U.S. Should Have Nothing to Do with an Arab Anti-Iran Coalition

It is likely that this coalition would become a vehicle for launching attacks on neighbors in the name of “opposing” Iranian influence where it is already negligible.

An Unfortunate Shift in U.S. Policy on Israel and Palestine

This makes the U.S. position even more lopsidedly in favor of Israel than it was before.

Flynn Resigns

Flynn’s departure is very good news for the country.

Don’t Bring Montenegro into NATO

Expanding the alliance is a bad idea in any case, but if most people there don’t want to join it is even harder to justify.

A Ridiculous Maneuver at the U.N.

Obsessively “defending” Israel at the U.N. is the only part of the U.S. role there the Trump administration cares about.

The Indefensible Indulgence of Despotic Clients

There are few client states less deserving of more U.S. support than the Saudis and their Gulf allies.

The Increasingly Dangerous Iran Obsession

There is increasing danger that the Iran-obsessed Trump administration is looking for ways to turn our shameful policy in Yemen into a pretext for direct conflict with Iran.

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Iran hawks take the White House. Philip Giraldi warns us about Michael …

Trump, New START, and U.S.-Russian Relations

If Trump is now echoing the shoddy arguments against New START, that’s bad news for improving relations with Russia.

The Trump Administration’s Iran Obsession and Yemen

The Gulf states are delighted that the president and his officials are buying into their dishonest justification for their war.

Trump Keeps Indulging Our Reckless Gulf Clients

That isn’t a surprise, but it is another indication that the shameful U.S. support for the war on Yemen is going to increase.

The U.S. Can’t and Shouldn’t Label the Muslim Brotherhood as Terrorists

The administration can’t designate the entire group as a terrorist organization without flouting the law.

Bringing Montenegro into NATO Still Makes No Sense

The alliance gains nothing from making Montenegro a member.

← Older posts