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.

Public Opinion and Foreign Policy

The vast majority of Americans still doesn’t want a more activist foreign policy.

Warren and Democratic Hawks

Warren’s case just underscores how few real doves there are among elected Democrats at the national level.

Obama, Congress, and War Powers

It should go without saying that Congressional authorization is required for an ongoing war against ISIS.

The Democratic Party’s Many Hawks

The party is not somehow to the “left” of where it was on foreign policy thirty years ago.

Feast of the Dormition

The grave and death could not hold the Theotokos, who is sleepless …

The U.S. Must Avoid Escalation in Iraq…and Syria

Now should be the time to recognize that the U.S. isn’t any good at trying to manipulate a foreign civil war.

Why 2014 Isn’t (and Shouldn’t Be) a Foreign Policy Election

The preoccupation with foreign conflicts is almost entirely an elite concern.

ISIS and the “Red Line”

The most absurd attempt yet to blame everything undesirable that has happened in the last year on not enforcing the “red line” in Syria.

A Bad Case for Allying with Assad

It is simply perverse to insist on making deals with ugly regimes in order to facilitate a war of choice.

Obama Still Isn’t a Realist (III)

Paul Saunders makes the case that Obama has never been a realist …

“Relaunching” NATO Isn’t Going to Happen

Anne Applebaum thinks Obama can “relaunch” NATO in his remaining two years: …

The Famous Libyan Victory

Conflict in Libya continues to intensify three years after the U.S.-led war …

John of Thessalonica on the Dormition of the Theotokos

Here is part of the conclusion of the oldest surviving Greek homily …

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

A portrait of an imperialist. Geoffrey Wheatcroft reviews Lawrence James’ Churchill and …

ISIS and the Administration’s Ridiculous Threat Inflation

The administration is once again demonstrating its flair for rhetorical overkill: Senior …

The U.S. Must Avoid Escalation in Iraq (II)

Surprising no one at all, the drumbeat for escalation in Iraq continues. …

Why We Don’t Avoid Mission Creep

Benjamin Friedman notes how quickly the new intervention in Iraq has expanded: …

Cameron and Iraq

Alex Massie is unhappy with Cameron on Iraq: You might think, even …

Outside Intervention and the Syrian Civil War

Lionel Beehner asks the wrong question: Rather, we should be asking: Is …

The Radiance of the Father

You were transfigured on the mountain, O Christ God, revealing Your glory …

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