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.

Wieseltier’s Silly Argument Against the Iran Deal

Hawks insist on an impossible goal and then condemn the significant progress that was achieved through compromise.

The Ongoing Starvation of Yemen

The Saudis and their allies are starving the country to death with the support of our government.

The GOP and the Nuclear Deal

The GOP is on the wrong side of public opinion on the deal.

Huckabee’s Nuclear Deal Derangement

Huckabee is accusing the administration and supporters of the nuclear deal of abetting a future genocide.

Iran Hawks and the Persistent “Martyr-State” Lie

Voters should understand that candidates that promote the “martyr-state” myth are seeking to deceive them.

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Faith in diplomacy. Gracy Olmstead reviews the career and foreign policy views …

Walker and the Trust of Allies

Walker has a fanciful view of how alliance management works.

The GOP’s Edge on Foreign Policy Is Gone (Again)

Republicans shouldn’t want 2016 to be an election with a heavy emphasis on foreign policy issues.

Iran Hawks and the Iraq War

Iran hawks are most confident about Iran’s “march of conquest” when it isn’t happening, and they were heedless of Iranian gains when they were most likely to occur.

The Nuclear Deal and Iranian Dissidents

Most Iranian dissidents welcome the deal.

Yemen Is Dying of Thirst

These are the horrific consequences of ill-conceived and reckless military intervention.

Romney’s Nonsense on Iran

Romney’s op-ed is also a reminder of the shoddy, half-baked foreign policy arguments that he made as a candidate.

Paul Endorses Military Action Against Iran

Paul is endorsing preventive–and therefore unnecessary–war as an acceptable and appropriate policy.

Friedman’s Terrible Iran Idea

Friedman is still intent on making preventive war seem acceptable.

Facebook Q&A This Afternoon

Today starting at 2:00 Eastern I’ll be taking questions on TAC‘s Facebook …

Normalization with Cuba and Public Opinion

Support for normalization and ending the embargo has increased since the start of the year.

The GOP 2016 Field: And Then There Were Sixteen

The candidates should have more incentives to break with party orthodoxy more often in such a large field, but the opposite has been happening.

Public Opinion and the Deal with Iran

Roughly two-fifths of Republicans across the country back the agreement.

The U.N. Vote and the So-Called “End Run” Around Congress

This does not have the makings of a “constitutional crisis.”

The Nuclear Deal and the Iranian Opposition

Iran hawks are suddenly indifferent to the preferences of the opposition and the people that they otherwise use as props when it serves their argument.

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