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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.
Johnson can’t win voters over with his foreign policy views if he can’t answer the most basic questions effectively.
The contrast with last week’s debate over the latest arms sale to the Saudis could hardly be greater.
Taking punitive action is frequently satisfying in the near term, but it rarely makes the country more secure.
The U.S. doesn’t have to resort to military action in places where it has little or nothing at stake in order to maintain its reputation.
Trump mostly failed to use Clinton’s foreign policy record against her.
It will mostly be an exercise in avoiding self-inflicted wounds.
Thanks to Obama’s indulgence of the Saudis, millions of Yemenis are on the brink of famine.
Almost everything in her foreign policy record says that this is how she will govern.
Cruz’s self-seeking maneuvers have mostly done his political career great harm.
One woman’s lonely struggle against famine in Yemen. Nawal al-Maghafi reports on …
McCain and Corker’s error would almost be funny if it didn’t reflect their poor understanding of the region and the conflict they want the U.S. to continue fueling.
Previous decades have had as many or more “upheavals and crises” as we have today.
U.S. client states are creating famine conditions in one of the world’s poorest countries.
The continued arming of a government that is responsible for killing thousands of civilians and is guilty of numerous war crimes represents a breach of past U.S. commitments.
There is a significant bloc in the Senate that questions the wisdom of U.S. policy in Yemen and views the U.S.-Saudi relationship skeptically.
It requires swallowing Saudi propaganda whole to argue that the Saudis and their allies have been acting in self-defense, and that is what McCain and Graham tried to do.
Most of the world doesn’t need and presumably doesn’t want a “policeman” that can do what it likes and never has to answer to them.
The U.S. is facilitating the devastation of a country whose people have done nothing to us.
If we take the last resort standard seriously, it means that preventive war can never be an option because it is inherently too hasty and unjust. .
A vote on stopping the arms sale will force tacit backers of the Saudi-led war to go on record.← Older posts
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