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.

CUFI and “God’s Foreign Policy Statement”

Dave Weigel reports from the Christians United for Israel conference: “I’ll bless …

Substituting Storytelling for Foreign Policy

Peter Beinart flagged a telling quote from Hillary Clinton’s interview on the …

The Ends Still Don’t Justify the Means

Yishai Schwartz makes a terrible argument in support of Israel’s military operation …

Non-Combatants and Gaza

Thane Rosenbaum unintentionally endorses the logic of every terrorist group in history: …

Grassroots Republicans and Foreign Policy Reform

Jim Antle considers the prospects for Republican foreign policy reform. He writes …

How the U.S. Keeps Enabling Reckless Clients

Shashank Joshi criticizes the slow U.S. response to the conflict in Gaza: …

The MH17 Disaster

Last Thursday’s downing of Malaysia Airlines flight 17 was an inexcusable crime. …

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The war for the “Greater Middle East.” Andrew Bacevich summarizes the reasons …

Israel and Partisanship

Pew finds an increasingly large partisan gap in sympathy for Israel: I …

Reform Conservatives and Foreign Policy (II)

Ross Douthat responds to criticisms that reform conservatives are omitting foreign policy …

Israel and “Western Values”

Douglas Murray makes a very strange argument in response to an earlier …

The Useless “What Would Reagan Do?” Foreign Policy Debate

Dan Drezner rightly sees the debate over “what Reagan would do” on …

On Stupid and Unjust Wars

Noah Millman agrees with Damon Linker that Israel’s current military operation in …

Cameron’s Reshuffle and Europe

David Cameron completed a major Cabinet reshuffle yesterday that resulted in replacing …

Conservatives and Activist Foreign Policy

Reading Perry’s uninspired op-ed, I was reminded of a finding in Pew’s …

Perry’s Stale Foreign Policy Arguments

Rick Perry wades into the intra-Republican foreign policy debate with the most …

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The Nixon Doctrine, polycentrism, and “credibility.” Mark Safranski recounts the creation of …

Why Obama Keeps Caving To Hawks

Fareed Zakaria correctly observes that Obama has “caved” to Syria hawks by …

Tom Cotton Keeps Flailing

Tom Cotton continues to struggle in his Senate race in Arkansas: He’s …

“Freedom Conservatives” vs. Freedom

Ben Smith’s taxonomy for conservatives is something of a mess: I propose …

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