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.

Report: U.S. Increasing Support for Saudi War on Yemen

No U.S. interests are served by aiding a Saudi attack on its neighbor.

The U.S. Shouldn’t Support Saudi Arabia’s War on Yemen

If another authoritarian state were doing what Saudi Arabia is doing to Yemen now, every Western government would be condemning it as unprovoked aggression.

The Dangerous Saudi Intervention in Yemen

The U.S. has no reason to support actions that are likely to intensify and prolong a conflict in Yemen.

There Is No “Coming Break” with Israel

There might be a temporary end to some of the usual reflexive support

War with Iran Would Be a Disaster for the Region

Attacking Iran would just drive their nuclear program deeper underground.

Rubio’s Puzzling Presidential Bid

Two-thirds of Floridian Republicans want him to run for re-election.

The GOP’s Absurd Israel Litmus Test

Hard-liners have redefined support to mean offering a blank check.

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Our unrealistic foreign policy. Christopher Preble asks why the public should be …

Bolton and the MEK

Bolton’s embrace of the MEK ought to discredit his views on Iran policy.

The U.S. Should Stop Enabling Reckless Clients

In practice, the U.S. has shown “forbearance” by indulging Israeli governments in their worst policies.

Walker and Iran Hawks’ Phony Concern for Nonproliferation

Hawks feign concern about future proliferation while vowing to repudiate an agreement that has a good chance of preventing it.

Boehner and the “Anti-War President”

When Boehner calls Obama an “anti-war president,” he is obviously lying.

The Warren Mirage

The Democrats need to have some challengers to run against Clinton, but the focus on Warren is misplaced.

Obama’s Venezuela Blunder

U.S. meddling in another country’s affairs backfires again.

Cruz Is Going Nowhere Fast

What’s the point of a Cruz candidacy?

Jeb Bush and the Crowded 2016 Field

The more conservative candidates there are in the race, the better Bush’s chances are.

No, Cruz Doesn’t Really Have a “Shot” at the Nomination

Cruz is the least likely to be able to appeal to primary voters that don’t already agree with him.

Israeli Spying and Our Embarrassing Congress

Sen. Kaine can’t bring himself to call spying by its proper name.

Rubio’s Awful “Rollback” Plan for Iran

The costs of a “rollback” policy are always too high even for most of the advocates of “rollback.”

Jeb Bush and the Continuing Baker Panic

The latest in a long line of attempts to banish realists from Republican foreign policy debate.

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