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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.
Obama’s legacy is continuing U.S. involvement in wars in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, and Yemen.
Poking China in the eye continues to be remarkably ill-advised.
Obama’s reckless interventionism. Bonnie Kristian reviews the record of Obama’s many wars. …
Cruz and Graham’s bill to defund the U.N. will reduce U.S. influence in the world in a vain bid to show “strength.”
Whatever Tillerson’s reason for making these comments might be, it risks worsening relations with China without gaining the U.S. anything.
If Tillerson thinks the U.S. should have armed Ukraine in 2014, that doesn’t reflect well on his judgment.
Tillerson’s prepared remarks include several worrisome statements.
Relocating the embassy would be a cause of much grief for both governments for years to come and would gain them nothing.
Future historians may be challenged to explain to their contemporaries why so many people were fixated on getting the U.S. mired in a foreign civil war.
One recurring theme in Obama’s foreign policy decisions is that he leaves a huge gap between his speeches and the policies he is actually prepared to carry out.
As we can see from their senseless war on Yemen, they actively work to make the region less secure than it was before.
It would be the perfect example of a short-sighted, counterproductive, and irresponsible use of force.
Obama’s legacy: normalizing perpetual war while pretending to end wars.
The main concern is Mattis’ claim that Iran and ISIS are not enemies when they plainly are.
A “no daylight” approach to any other state is always a mistake for both parties.
Christ is born, glorify him! Christ is from heaven, go to meet …
Ceaseless war puts Yemen on the brink of famine. The AP reports …
This is a particularly striking example of how unrepresentative the House can be.
Trump’s remarks on Yemen show how much the obsession with Iran distorts his view of the entire region.
After more than a decade of one costly failure after another, how can anyone still imagine that relying on U.S. “leadership” is the right answer for them or for us?← Older posts
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