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 WSJ’s Embarrassing Adoration for MBS

MBS’ short, lousy foreign policy record tells us we should expect more bad judgment and reckless behavior from the Saudis

The Qatar Crisis and the Absurd Saudi Ultimatum

No government with any self-respect would submit to these demands.

Another Debacle for May

Debacles of this kind are becoming more and more ordinary under May’s leadership.

The Qatar Crisis and the Incoherent U.S. Response

Trump’s enthusiastic embrace of the Saudis and their allies allows our reckless clients to ignore criticism from the State Department.

Failing Upwards: The Rise of Mohammed bin Salman

Elevating a young royal with such a thin and poor record promises to create a lot of problems for Saudi Arabia

The Sources of Our Meddlesome Foreign Policy

There isn’t a good or compelling reason why the U.S. has been meddling in Syria’s conflict.

The Problem with Kurdish Independence

Kurdish independence would spark new conflicts and complicate existing ones.

Syria and Our Illegal Acts of War

Shooting down a Syrian plane inside its own country under these circumstances is nothing less than an unprovoked act of war against another state.

Trump’s Misguided Partial Reversal of the Opening to Cuba

These measures are a sop to hard-line dead-enders that loathe diplomatic engagement.

U.S. Planes at Risk After Downing of Syrian Jet

The risks to U.S. and allied pilots have just increased substantially

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The global order myth. Andrew Bacevich reminds us why laments for the …

The Hollow ‘Rules-Based Order’

The ‘rules based order’ was conveniently ignored when other sovereign states were illegally attacked

The War on Yemen and the Senate Vote on the Saudi Arms Sale

Now there can be a real debate over U.S. support for the atrocious and unnecessary Saudi-led war.

The Tories Are in a Bind with May

Perversely, her own weakness protects her from immediate removal by her party.

On the Road

Starting tomorrow I’ll be traveling for most of the rest of this …

May’s Time Is Almost Up

It is a testament to how badly May failed that she has left her party in such a bad state that it can’t risk ousting her right away for fear of losing the next election.

A Despicable Hawkish Response to the Tehran Attacks

It is outrageous to suggest that the U.S. should sponsor terrorist attacks anywhere.

The Qatar Crisis and Trump’s Dangerous Embrace of the Saudis

Trump is putting the U.S. fully on one side of an internecine quarrel in which none of the governments involved deserves our support.

Tillerson Scrambles to Undo Trump’s Qatar Blunder

Having given the Saudis et al. the greenest of green lights beforehand, the Trump administration now appears unprepared and out of their depth.

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Theresa May’s strategy explodes in her face. Michael Brendan Dougherty considers the …

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