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 Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The new lie about Iraq. Jon Basil Utley recalls how the Bush …

Why Congress Shouldn’t Authorize the War on ISIS

If the war remains unauthorized, it could be easier to end U.S. involvement.

Yemen and “Humanitarian” Interventionism

“Humanitarian” interventionists grow strangely quiet when the U.S. is taking sides in a war that is inflicting enormous harm on a civilian population.

The Strangling of Yemen

The Saudi intervention has been both entirely unnecessary and extremely harmful.

Graham’s Odd 2016 Campaign

Graham is running to promote hard-line foreign policy views that are already overrepresented in the current field.

The World Isn’t Better Off Because of the Iraq War

Only a fanatic could look at the devastation wrought by the Iraq war conclude that the world is better place because of it.

The Administration’s Desperate Bid to “Reassure” Israel

The U.S. is volunteering to bribe a client government that has actively tried to derail a major U.S. diplomatic initiative.

Jeb Bush’s Iraq Fantasies

Jeb Bush is peddling fantasies about Iraq.

Jindal Wants to Start Another War

Jindal endorses a position that would have the U.S. start another illegal and unjustified war.

Yemen and the Folly of Intervention

Trying to reinstall a deposed leader must be one of the most dubious justifications for waging war against another country.

The Saudi-Led War Keeps Failing at Everything Except Wrecking Yemen

The war is likely to provide the Saudis with nothing except increasing costs and increased insecurity.

The Real Iraq War Test

The Iraq war was far worse than a mistake.

Rubio’s Creepy “Safety” Rhetoric

Prioritizing safety above all other things is potentially quite dangerous.

Christie’s Awful, Dishonest Foreign Policy Speech

The good news is that Christie will never be in a position to implement his horrible policy ideas.

Lessons from Labour’s Failure

If a party remains determined to learn nothing from its past failures, it should remain in the political wilderness.

The Madness of “Preventive” War

“Preventive” war is always unnecessary, and there can be no justification for it.

Christie: The U.S. Should Do Whatever Its Clients Want

Christie’s complaint is that the U.S. is not allowing the Gulf states to decide what our policies should be.

The War on Yemen Resumes

Until the Saudi-led campaign ends and the blockade is lifted, Yemen can’t begin to rebuild or recover.

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Time to stop holding Saudi Arabia’s hand. Jeremy Shapiro and Richard Sokolsky …

Rubio’s “Moral Clarity” on Yemen

Rubio thinks that the U.S. should have been doing more to help the Saudis pummel and wreck Yemen.

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