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 Pointless Suffering of Yemen

Yemen’s civilian population continues to pay the price for this war.

Yemen and the Folly of “Reassuring” Bad Clients

U.S. support for the campaign in Yemen hasn’t had the effect of “reassuring” the Gulf states.

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

What Cuba means for Latin America. Catherine Addington considers how normalization with …

Rubio’s China Speech

Rubio would put the U.S. and China on a collision course.

Walker’s Meddlesome Foreign Policy

The U.S. has been anything but “passive” around the world in recent years.

The Unending War on ISIS

The war began as a “limited” and defensive action, but quickly morphed into an aggressive, open-ended, multi-year commitment that was never debated.

The Civilian Victims of the War on Yemen

The war on Yemen will continue claiming innocent victims long after the hostilities end.

Thinking About War and Voting

What if there were a peace party that Christians could support?

Whose War in Yemen?

Saudi Arabia wreaks havoc on its poorest neighbor—with U.S. help.

Rubio and China

As he usually does, Rubio prefers a combative approach without weighing the costs or thinking through the consequences.

Five Months of the War on Yemen

Our government is helping to batter and starve an entire country simply to placate a band of despots.

Iran Hawks vs. the Iranian People (II)

Iran hawks would prefer to tear up the deal and subject Iranians to greater deprivation.

The Nuclear Deal and Congress’ Meddling

Congress didn’t need to insert itself into this process.

Why the GOP Keeps Flailing on Foreign Policy

The party’s hawkish think tanks typically reward and praise candidates for taking a witless-but-confrontational position.

The Humanitarian Disaster in Yemen Continues

The war on Yemen keeps going, and the country’s humanitarian crisis continues to worsen.

Walker’s Bad Idea for U.S.-China Relations

Walker’s recommendation for our China policy is a wholly harmful one.

Obama and the Illegal War on ISIS

The president deserves full blame for starting and continuing yet another illegal war.

Scowcroft, the GOP, and the Nuclear Deal

In a more competent and responsible party, Scowcroft’s argument for the deal would provide cover for many members of Congress and presidential candidates to support it.

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Foreign policy by bumper sticker. Richard Burt and Dimitri Simes lament the …

Cotton’s Recipe for Unending Conflict

As usual, Tom Cotton favors aimless, unfocused interventionism.

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