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.

Why Is the War on Yemen Being Ignored?

The lack of attention makes it much easier for the U.S. and Britain to continue their disgraceful support for an indefensible war.

Rubio and the War on Yemen

Rubio backs the war on Yemen, and his only objection is that the U.S. is not more deeply involved in it.

Corker and Congress’ Clumsy Meddling on Iran

Iran hawks in Congress have interfered enough to strengthen the hand of Iran’s negotiators in the final stages of the talks.

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

How not to write about Iran. Ishaan Tharoor offers a guide in …

Cruz’s Risible Cuba Demagoguery

Cruz’s pretense that he “stands” with the people of Cuba by opposing normalization is risible.

McConnell and the Iran Hawks’ Loathing of Diplomacy

McConnell confirms that there could never be any deal that would satisfy him and other Iran hawks.

Getting Iran Wrong

Hawks have every incentive to try to use Iran’s ancient history and crude stereotypes about Iranians for the purpose of threat inflation and sowing distrust.

The Indefensible War on Yemen Continues

Yemen has been kicked into the abyss thanks to an unnecessary war that our government continues to support.

Christie’s Hawkish Errors

Christie’s rhetoric reflects some of the biggest mistakes that hawks make when thinking about foreign policy.

Graham’s Iran Panic

All of the regimes that hard-liners have assumed could not be deterred have been far more concerned with self-preservation and survival.

Iran’s “Imperial Ambitions” Are Greatly Exaggerated

Iran’s regional reach is very limited.

The Mindless U.S. Support for the War on Yemen

The foolish desire to back our clients up regardless of their actions keeps prevailing.

Jeb Bush and W.’s Second-Term Foreign Policy

Jeb Bush isn’t even pretending to support foreign policy restraint.

Iran Hawks Still Want to Sabotage a Nuclear Deal

Corker’s own legislation has made it more likely that Obama will agree to terms that are even less satisfactory to hawkish critics

South Sudan and the Partition “Solution” for Foreign Conflicts

Assuming that a country’s problems can and should be addressed by partitioning the country is dangerous.

McCain and Wars of Aggression

It is hard to take a hawk like McCain seriously on Ukraine.

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The fear of cowardice. Chris Walsh explains the role the idea of …

O’Malley’s Conventional Foreign Policy

O’Malley offers a faint echo of Clinton on foreign policy.

Christie’s Dead-End Candidacy

Christie would be fortunate to do as well as Giuliani did in 2008.

“Credibility” and The Right Way to Lose a War

An American decision to withdraw from a given war doesn’t tell us anything about the U.S. commitment to other allies

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