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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.

Another Blown Opportunity for Johnson

Johnson can’t win voters over with his foreign policy views if he can’t answer the most basic questions effectively.

The Senate Overrides Obama’s JASTA Veto

The contrast with last week’s debate over the latest arms sale to the Saudis could hardly be greater.

Indian Foreign Policy and the Value of Restraint

Taking punitive action is frequently satisfying in the near term, but it rarely makes the country more secure.

The ‘Credibility’ Argument Is Nonsense

The U.S. doesn’t have to resort to military action in places where it has little or nothing at stake in order to maintain its reputation.

The First Presidential Debate

Trump mostly failed to use Clinton’s foreign policy record against her.

First 2016 Presidential Debate Preview

It will mostly be an exercise in avoiding self-inflicted wounds.

Obama’s Horrible Legacy in Yemen

Thanks to Obama’s indulgence of the Saudis, millions of Yemenis are on the brink of famine.

No, Really, Clinton Will Be Very Hawkish as President

Almost everything in her foreign policy record says that this is how she will govern.

Cruz’s Boundless Opportunism

Cruz’s self-seeking maneuvers have mostly done his political career great harm.

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

One woman’s lonely struggle against famine in Yemen. Nawal al-Maghafi reports on …

McCain and Corker Need a Geography Lesson

McCain and Corker’s error would almost be funny if it didn’t reflect their poor understanding of the region and the conflict they want the U.S. to continue fueling.

Threat Inflation and Short Memories

Previous decades have had as many or more “upheavals and crises” as we have today.

The Starvation of Yemen Continues

U.S. client states are creating famine conditions in one of the world’s poorest countries.

The War on Yemen and ‘International Order’

The continued arming of a government that is responsible for killing thousands of civilians and is guilty of numerous war crimes represents a breach of past U.S. commitments.

27 Senators Voted Against the Saudi Arms Sale

There is a significant bloc in the Senate that questions the wisdom of U.S. policy in Yemen and views the U.S.-Saudi relationship skeptically.

McCain and Graham’s Despicable Defense of the War on Yemen

It requires swallowing Saudi propaganda whole to argue that the Saudis and their allies have been acting in self-defense, and that is what McCain and Graham tried to do.

Why the U.S. Can’t and Shouldn’t Try to ‘Police’ the World

Most of the world doesn’t need and presumably doesn’t want a “policeman” that can do what it likes and never has to answer to them.

Paul and Murphy’s Laudable Opposition to the War on Yemen

The U.S. is facilitating the devastation of a country whose people have done nothing to us.

Rules for Military Intervention

If we take the last resort standard seriously, it means that preventive war can never be an option because it is inherently too hasty and unjust. .

The Senate Votes This Week on Resolution Against Arms Sale to Saudi Arabia

A vote on stopping the arms sale will force tacit backers of the Saudi-led war to go on record.

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