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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.

Mead’s Ludicrous Revisionism on the Green Movement and Obama

The idea that there was anything the U.S. could have done to change the outcome of Iran’s internal political dispute for the better is ludicrously false.

The Persistent Hawkish Misunderstanding of the Green Movement

The people in the best position to judge how U.S. support would be received in Iran thought it would harm the protesters.

Pennsylvania and the 2016 Race

If Pennsylvania is a “must-win” state for Trump, Trump isn’t going to win the election.

A Useless ‘Alliance’ with Israel

The U.S. is not “saving” anything with this arrangement, but rather is frittering even more resources away on a state that doesn’t need it.

The Worsening Humanitarian Catastrophe in Yemen

Hundreds of thousands of Yemeni children are in mortal peril largely because of the Saudi-led intervention backed by our government.

The U.S. Can’t Be the World’s ‘Umpire’

Enforcement of the so-called “rules-based international order” is often arbitrary and selective.

A ‘Russia-Iran Condominium’ That Doesn’t Exist

To refer to a “Russia-Iran condominium” in the region is to distort and misrepresent the facts beyond recognition.

The War on Yemen and the Folly of Enabling Reckless Clients

When indulging their destructive policy is the only discernible goal of U.S. support, it seems that there is nothing that the Saudis and their allies can do to jeopardize our government’s backing.

A Close Call in Syria

Fortunately, this episode didn’t lead to a clash with the Syrian government, but a future one very well might.

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Ending endless war. Andrew Bacevich makes some suggestions for how the U.S. …

In Response to Indiscriminate Saudi Bombing, MSF Evacuates Northern Yemen

The blame lies squarely with Riyadh, its allies, and its Western patrons.

Attacking Syria Is Still a Terrible Idea

The U.S. has neither the authority nor the right to do what Kristof wants to do.

Yemen: The Worst Humanitarian Crisis in the World

Tens of millions are in serious need of food there.

Yes, Clinton Is a Hawk, and It’s Silly to Deny It

Clinton is a liberal hawk and has favored every military intervention the U.S. has undertaken for the last twenty years (and some that it hasn’t yet done).

Stop U.S. Support for the War on Yemen

U.S. support for the war was always indefensible because the war was unnecessary and reckless.

Using Trump to Troll Realists

Most realists have no further need to distance themselves publicly from Trump because they already did so months ago.

Our Indefensible War in Yemen

U.S. involvement in the war on Yemen illustrates much of what’s worst in our foreign policy.

A Clinton Win Means An Expanded War in Syria

Clinton has made no secret of her support for “no-fly” and safe zones in Syria.

‘The Administration Must Stop Enabling This Madness’ in Yemen

Rep. Ted Lieu has been one of the few members of Congress to criticize the administration in the last year over its support for the war on Yemen.

More U.S. Weapons for the Saudis’ Atrocious War on Yemen

The Senate’s only public critics of U.S. support for the war, Rand Paul and Chris Murphy, are trying to block the latest sale.

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