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.
The U.S. should repudiate preventive warfare because it is both illegal and inherently unjust.
If making public threats against North Korea was intended to intimidate Kim, it has failed and could backfire dangerously.
An administration “guided by outcomes, not ideology” would have no problem with a deal that successfully restricted Iran’s nuclear program.
The U.S. should never have expanded the war on ISIS into Syria, and American forces have no business operating in Syria.
Sanders spoke directly against U.S. support for the Saudi-led war on Yemen.
The Trump administration is simultaneously exaggerating the threat posed by North Korea while minimizing the very high costs that a war with them would involve.
The epidemic could not be happening at a worse time or among a more vulnerable population.
Washington is more than capable of stopping arms sales to Gulf states when it wants to.
The administration is desperate to find an excuse to get rid of the deal, but they aren’t finding one that anyone else takes seriously.
Americans should understand that they are being lied to by the administration about what the deal is supposed to do.
Attacks on academic realists are written to shore up the boundaries of what passes for acceptable “mainstream” foreign policy thought in Washington.
There is no “fix” available that Iran would accept, and so insisting on “fixing” the deal is much the same as calling for abandoning it.
Iran hawks have always judged the JCPOA against an absurdly high standard that no deal could ever meet.
Trump said nothing about the Saudi-led war on Yemen or its role in causing the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.
Trump’s rhetoric suggests that he could be contemplating launching an illegal preventive war.
It was alarming to hear Trump speak in such stark, fanatical terms about international affairs.
Saudi Arabia has long been a repressive and authoritarian state, but the latest crackdown suggests that it is becoming even worse under the leadership of the reckless crown prince.
The war on Yemen has utterly failed on its own terms.
If the number of new cases keeps growing like this, there could easily be over a million by the start of 2018.
All of this is just the start of the overwhelmingly hostile response from Iraqi Kurdistan’s neighbors.← Older posts
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