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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 Fantasies of Iran Hawks

Iran hawks have tried to spin Obama’s regional policies as “appeasement of Iran” for years, but this was never true.

Trump Hectors NATO Allies, But Praises the Saudis

If we are going to flatter and applaud anyone, it should be our real allies and not reckless clients that implicate us in their war crimes.

A Strained Trump-McMaster Relationship

If McMaster is being cut out of high-level meetings with foreign leaders this early on in Trump’s presidency, it will be impossible for him to do his job effectively

Lieberman Withdraws from FBI Director Search

Someone as unqualified for the job as Lieberman was should never have been on the list of possible nominees in the first place.

The Disastrous War on Yemen Continues

Despite Saudi delusions to the contrary, they cannot win this war.

There Is an Opportunity for Improved Relations with Iran

There is an opportunity here for the U.S. to reduce tensions with Iran if our leaders were wise enough to take it.

The ‘Titanic Shift’ in U.S. Foreign Policy That Wasn’t

The U.S. has long allowed itself to be played for a sucker by its regional clients, but Trump has proven to be the biggest mark of all.

Bowing Before the Saudis

In policy terms, Trump’s visit amounted to bowing very low before the Saudi king.

Congress Must Oppose the Saudi Arms Deal

It falls to Congress to try to rein in U.S. support for the atrocious war on Yemen.

The Sickening Manchester Attack

The Manchester bombing is the worst terrorist attack in the U.K. since 2005.

Realism Doesn’t Need to Be ‘Reclaimed’

“Reclaiming” realism means dubbing hard-line policies as realist and throwing most actual realist arguments out the window.

The Saudi Visit and Trump’s Unprincipled Foreign Policy

The Trump administration celebrates war criminals for their leadership and vision.

Yemen’s Preventable Cholera Epidemic

Starvation and the cholera epidemic in Yemen are both man-made disasters.

Trump’s Embarrassing Saudi Visit

Trump went out of his way to identify himself and the U.S. very publicly with one of our most awful clients.

The War on Yemen and the Great Saudi ‘Modernizer’

As Saudi defense minister, MBS has already failed in the biggest undertaking of his brief career.

Trump’s ‘Principled Realism’ Is Neither Principled Nor Realist

Trump saluted the Saudis and their coalition for their “strong action” in Yemen.

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Iran’s choice. Haleh Esfandiari previews Iran’s presidential election. Four things to know …

Trump and Mohammed bin Salman

Trump and MBS are both remarkably incompetent in their respective roles.

Lieberman Shouldn’t Be FBI Director

If Trump goes ahead with a Lieberman nomination, he will be choosing someone widely regarded as unqualified for the job.

Report: Joe Lieberman Is Trump’s Leading Choice for FBI Director

We should view a Lieberman nomination with extreme skepticism.

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