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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.
Trump won’t accept compromises because he equates them with being “ripped off.”
Much as the administration has done with Iran, they are making an insulting “offer” that they know will be rejected so that they can blame someone else for their failure.
The Secretary of Defense is just influential enough to stop Trump from withdrawing troops from a pointless war in Afghanistan, but not nearly influential enough to prevent U.S. withdrawal from the nuclear deal.
A rare look at Yemen’s war, where children starve and hospitals are …
Trump’s description of his parallel reality unwittingly calls to mind his most reckless and destructive actions, and it shows how oblivious he is to their consequences.
Pompeo denounced the very good nuclear deal with Iran as a surrender by the U.S. Now he is claiming that the U.S. can trust North Korean intentions just because Kim told him something.
When the president is congratulating himself for achieving things that haven’t happened and probably won’t, that should tell us that there is a lot less to the policy he is touting than meets the eye.
Bolton rejects lengthy talks because he has no interest in a diplomatic solution.
The UAE is likely creating many more terrorists with its brutal treatment of Yemeni detainees.
They are the main cause of the world’s worst humanitarian crisis right now.
Withdrawing from the council can only benefit the worst governments in the world.
The president’s rejection of the nuclear deal with Iran and his embrace of the “deal” in Singapore seem wildly contradictory, but both stem from contempt for expertise and total ignorance of the relevant issues.
The crown prince has made many enemies with his hasty and reckless behavior, and those enemies can only be encouraged when they see that he doesn’t seem to know what he’s doing.
Nothing could be more wasteful and redundant than creating a new branch of the military for space.
These are flagrant violations of international law in the service of an inhumane and cruel policy of collective punishment that also deserves to be condemned.
Trump is claiming to have “solved” the problem and eliminated whatever threat supposedly existed before now, and yet absolutely nothing has changed in reality.
The Saudi coalition is in the process of committing what is likely to be one the largest crimes against humanity in decades, and it is doing so with U.S. approval and assistance.
What happens if mass starvation takes hold in Yemen? Alex de Waal …
The people of Yemen are made to endure indiscriminate bombing, displacement, epidemics, and starvation because of the paranoia and ambitions of despotic Gulf rulers.
Attacking Hodeidah will make an already cruel and atrocious war that much worse, and it is happening with the Trump administration’s acceptance and assistance.← Older posts
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